Past Project

Hurricane Katrina:
Breaking Down Federal-State Relations in Disaster Planning
Mingus Mapps
Mingus Mapps

Organized by the Gordon Center and Prof. Mingus Mapps in September 2005, this seminar assessed federal and state and local government responses to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Participants included:

  • Kristina Ford, professor of environmental studies, Bowdoin College, former director of city planning, New Orleans (1992-2000)
  • Kerry Fosher, research associate at Dartmouth Medical School, researching emergency management planning in New England
  • Lt. Bernard Mullin, Waltham Fire Department, emergency management director, City of Waltham

Other Faculty and Ph.D. Student Research

The Political Consequences of Motherhood
Assistant Professor of Politics Jill Greenlee

Generational Membership and White Racial Attitudes
Assistant Professor of Politics Jill Greenlee and Professor Tatishe M. Nteta (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Race and Representation
Mingus Mapps, the Gregg Sneirson, Loretta Sneirson and Lester Sneirson Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Politics

Congressional Politics beyond the Water’s Edge
Assistant Professor of Politics Kerry Chase

Ku Klux Klan Involvement in Anti-Civil Rights Enforcement in the American South
Associate Professor of Sociology David Cunningham

Bureaucratic Rule-Making in the Department of Education
Melissa Prosky

Politics of National ID Systems
Magdalena Krajewska

Recent Efforts by Parties and the Judiciary to Shift Power Away from Courts
Sarah Staszak