Publications: Journal Articles

Brown, Bethany L., Pamela Jenkins, Tricia Wachtendorf. 2010. “Shelter in the Storm: A Battered Women’s Shelter and Catastrophe.”  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disaster, Special Issue on Gender 28(2):226-245.

Burley, David, Traber Davis, Pamela Jenkins, and Shirley B. Laska. 2004. “Losing Ground in South Louisiana.”  Contexts  3(2):50-57.

Burley, David, Pamela Jenkins, Joanne Darlington and Brian Azcona. Summer 2005. “Loss, Attachment and Place: A Case Study of Grand Isle, Louisiana.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 5(3).

Burley, David, Pamela Jenkins, Shirley Laska and Traber Davis. 2007. "Place Attachment and Environmental Change in  Coastal Louisiana." Organization & Environment 20(3):347-366.

Colten, Craig E., Robert W. Kates and Shirley B. Laska. September 2008. “Three Years after Katrina: Lessons for Community Resilience.”  Environment 50(5):36-47.

Comfort, L. K., T. A. Birkland, B.A. Cigler, and Earthea Nance. 2010. "Retrospectives and Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina: Five Years and Counting." Public Administration Review 70:669-678.

Day, John W. Jr., Donald F. Boesch, Ellis J. Clairain, G. Paul Kemp, Shirley B. Laska, William J. Mitsch, Kenneth Orth, Hassan Mashriqui, Denise R. Reed, Leonard Shabman, Charles A. Simenstad, Bill  Streever, Robert R. Twilley, Chester C. Watson, John T. Wells, Dennis F. Whigham. March 2007. “Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: Lessons From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.” Science 315(5819):1679-1684.

Farris, Monica Teets, Shirley Laska, Michael Wesley and Robert Sternhell. 2006. “Successful Application of GIS Technology for Post-9/11 Disaster Management: Overcoming Challenges, Capitalizing on Advantages.” International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management 6(4/5/6):423-439.

Freudenburg, William R., Robert Gramling, Shirley Laska and Kai Erikson. September-October 2007. “Katrina: Unlearned Lessons.” Worldwatch 20(5):14-19.

Freudenburg, William R., Robert Gramling, Shirley Laska and Kai Erikson. 2009. "Disproportionality and Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet” Social Science Quarterly 90(3):497-515.

Freudenburg, William R., Robert Gramling, Shirley Laska and Kai Erikson. December 2009. “Organizing Hazards, Engineering Disasters: Improving the Recognition of Political-Economic Factors in the Creation of Disasters.” Social Forces 87(2):1015-1038.

Gilderbloom, John I., Matthew J. Hanka, and Carrie Beth Lasley. 2009. “Amsterdam: Planning and Policy for the Ideal City?” Local Environment 14(6):473-493.

Jenkins, Pamela and Branda Nowell. September 2010. "Humanistic Perspectives on the Policy and Praxis of Disaster Management: Reflections on Freire and Recovery Post Katrina." Administrative Theory and Praxis 32(3):431-437. Jenkins, Pamela and Brenda Phillips. Fall 2008. “When Catastrophe Strikes (Battered) Women: Domestic Violence in the Context of Disaster." National Women’s Studies Journal, Special Issue on Katrina 20(3):49-68.

Jenkins, Pamela, John Renne, and John Kiefer. 2011. "Gender Differences in Self-Reported Evacuation Experiences: An Analysis of the City Assisted Evacuation Program During Hurricane Gustav." Transportation Research Board,Women's Issues in Transportation 2(46):127-133.   Jenkins, Pamela, Shirley Laska and Gretchen Williamson. 2007. “Connecting Future Evacuation to Current Recovery: Saving the Lives of Older People in the Next Catastrophe.” Generations 31(4):49-52.

Kates, R.W., C.E. Colten, S. Laska and S.P. Leatherman. 2006. “Reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: A Research Perspective.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(40):14653-14660. Reprinted in Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development & Research (2007) 9(3):5-22.

Kiefer, John, Monica Farris and Natalie Durel. 2006. “Building Internal Capacity for Community Disaster Resiliency by Using a Collaborative Approach: A Case Study of the University of New Orleans Disaster Resistant University Project.” Journal of Emergency Management 4(2):24-28.

Kiefer, John and Robert Montjoy. December 2006. “Incrementalism before the Storm: Network Performance for the Evacuation of New Orleans.” Public Administration Review, Special Issue 66:122-130.

Krajeski, Richard and Kristina J. Peterson. 1999. “But She Is a Woman and This Is a Man’s Job: Lessons for Participatory Research and Participatory Recovery.”  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 17(1):123-130.

Kroll-Smith, Steve, Pam Jenkins and Vern Baxter. Fall 2007. “The Bricoleur and the Possibility of Rescue: First Responders to the Flooding of New Orleans.” Journal of Public Management and Social Policy 13(2):5-21.

Laska, Shirley. 2008. “’Mother of Rorschachs’: New Orleans Recovery from Hurricane Katrina.” Sociological Inquiry 78(4):580-591.

Laska, Shirley. November 2004. “What if Hurricane Ivan Had Not Missed New Orleans?” Natural Hazards Observer 29(2):5-6. 

Laska, Shirley, George Woodell, Ronald Hagelman, Robert Gramling, Monica Teets Farris, with the assistance of Windell Curole, Becky Boudreaux, Traber Davis and William Kappel. 2005. “At Risk: The Human, Community and Infrastructure Resources of Coastal Louisiana.” Journal of Coastal Research (44):90-111.

Laska, Shirley. November 2006. “Respect for Nature as Cornerstone to Community Resiliency: The View from Katrina Ground Zero.” Natural Hazards Observer 31(2):14-15.

Laska, Shirley and Betty Morrow. 2006. “Social Vulnerabilities and Hurricane Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster in New Orleans.” Journal of the Marine Technology Society 40(4):16-26.

Lasley, Carrie Beth. 2008. “Creating an Environmentally Just Park System in Louisville, Kentucky.” Projections 8:134-155.

Leavitt, William and John Kiefer. 2006. “Infrastructure Interdependency and the Creation of a Normal Disaster: The Case Of Hurricane Katrina And The City Of New Orleans.” Public Works Management and Policy 10(4):306-314.

Mattei, Norma Jean. Winter 2006. “Rebuilding Metro New Orleans After Katrina: Louisiana's New Statewide Building Code.” Means, Methods, and Trends. Nance, Earthea. 2005. “Multi-stakeholder Evaluation of Condominial Sewer Services.” American Journal of Evaluation 26(4):480-500.

Nance, Earthea and Leonard Ortolano. 2007. “Community Participation in Urban Sanitation: Experiences in Northeastern Brazil.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 26:284-300.

Nance, Earthea. 2009. “Responding to Risk: The Making of Hazard Mitigation Strategy in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. 141(1):21-30.

Nance, Earthea. Fall 2010. "Reforming Mitigation Programs: A New Orleans Case Analysis." The Public Manager 39(3):32-37.

Nelson, M., R. Ehrenfeucht and S. Laska. 2007. “Planning, Plans, and People: Professional Expertise, Local Knowledge, and Governmental Action in Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.” Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development & Research 9(3):23-53.

Renne, John, Thomas Sanchez, Pam Jenkins and Robert Peterson. 2009.“The Challenge of Evacuating the Carless in Five Major U.S. Cities Identifying the Key Issues Being Faced.” Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of Transportation Research Board 2119:36-44.

Simpson, David M., Carrie Beth Lasley, Terry A. Wiegel, and Thomas D. Rockaway. 2010. “Understanding Critical Infrastructure Failure: Examining the Experience of Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.” International Journal of Critical Infrastructures 6(3):246-276.

West, Jonathan, and Kristina Peterson. 2009. “Reflective Learning from Project Failure in a University/Agency/Community Partnership.” Practicing Anthropology 31(4):33-37.

West, Jonathan, Kristina Peterson, Michelle Alcina and Shirley Laska. 2008. “Principles of Participation and Issues of Entry for Participatory Action Research (PAR) in Coastal Community Resiliency Enhancement Collaboration.” Journal for Community Engaged Research and Learning Partnerships 1(1). Whitmore, William, Vern Baxter and Shirley Laska. 2009. “A Critique of Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Policy.”  Ocean & Coastal Management 52(1):10-16.