Slow violence to disasters: Exploring racialized topographies and contextualizing social vulnerability to flood and other environmental risks

In traditional disaster scholarship, social vulnerability is a framework that leverages individual variables to explore stratification in the instance of disaster. As this body of literature has grown, we have lost more context as to why these variables are used within various applications. However, slow violence is another framework that does not necessarily focus on disasters traditionally but provides the social and political context to understand why certain individuals may be of greater risk. Read more about JPB Fellow Marccus Hendricks’s research.