• Michelle.Dovil@gmail.com
  • Howard University

Biography:

Michelle is currently a doctoral student at Howard University. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Michelle has always had an interest in both the social and natural sciences. She received her Baccalaureate degree in Sociology, with a minor in Women Studies from the University of Florida. Go Gators! Michelle later moved to Washington, DC, where she received her Master’s degree in Sociology. She is currently in her third year of her doctoral program in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Current Research:

Although Michelle’s formal concentrations are in Criminology and Social Inequality, her personal research interests are in disaster research, gender studies, and environmental inequality. She has worked alongside her advisor Dr.Terri Adams on several projects both domestically and internationally in places that include Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Norman, Oklahoma; Sendai, Japan, etc. Moreover, as an NCAS research fellow, Michelle  has worked on several research projects centered on the social impacts of severe weather; protective action and evacuation responses of disaster victims; as well as environmental issues.

Presentations and Publications:

Protective Action and Evacuation Responses During Hurricane Katrina: A Gendered Analysis; HU Research Day 2013

Protective Action and Evacuation Responses During Hurricane Katrina: A Gendered Analysis; NOAA Brown Bag Seminar 2013

NWS Customer Satisfaction Survey Presentation; NOAA 2013

The Social Construction of Hurricane Katrina: A Critical Analysis; AMS 2014

An Examination of the Impact of Cultural Worldviews on Response to Severe Weather Risk; AMS 2015

Deconstructing Disasters: A Critical Analysis of Hurricane Katrina; HU Research Day 2014

Women Bear the Brunt of War and Disaster: An Analysis of Sexual Violence Against Women During Disasters, HU Research Day 2015

Protective Action and Evacuation Responses During Hurricane Katrina: A Gendered Analysis; AMS 2016

Recognitions:

1st Place Winner- Howard University Research Day Social Sciences Poster Presentation (2013).