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Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Assistant Professor of Environment and Human Interactions, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut
Chapter Member: Connecticut SSN
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Shoreman-Ouimet is an environmental anthropologist. Her research and teaching are focused on issues such as environmental justice, disaster preparedness, community response to natural hazards, green energy, and the effects of climate change. She leads several initiatives focused on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university and community level, including the DISASTER (Designing Interdisciplinary Science And Strategies To Enhance Resilience) Research group, and the UConn Racial Microaggression Research Team.


"On the Brink: Examining Preemptive Indicators of Preparedness Inequity and Social Vulnerability to Climate Change Hazards in Connecticut, USA" (with James DiCairano, Kenneth Lachlan, Christopher Burton, Ashley Walters, William Ouimet, and Juliana Barrett). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 101 (2024).

Examines preparedness disparity across four Connecticut counties to assess the efficacy of state and municipal emergency communication and services in reaching marginalized, impoverished, and minoritized community members. Results reveal racial and socioeconomic disparities in information sufficiency, self-identified preparedness, risk awareness, and trust, emphasizing the need for emergency management to identify the sources of information sought by underprivileged residents and residents of color at the local level.