RC39 Sociology of Disasters
Award for a Doctoral Dissertation on a Disaster Topic in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Established in 2009. Last edition: 2018.
The Samuel H. Prince Award for a Doctoral Dissertation on a Disaster Topic in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is given in recognition for initial and notable accomplishments by disaster researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. The intent in giving this award is to encourage the early identification of exceptional research talent, to the extent it can be indicated by a doctoral dissertation.
A committee of disaster researchers appointed by the RC39 President reviews nominations for this award and select a final winner. It can be given every year.
Recipients: Bethany L. Brown and Ronél Ferreira (2009), Amy Christianson (2011), Susann Baez Ullberg and Michelle Meyer (2016 for completion period of 2012-2014), Aaron Clark-Ginsberg (2018 for completion period of 2014-2018).