I am a social scientist and anthropologist by training and I am looking into answering the unanswerable question of what is a community. My current research focus in the project is dealing with resiliency, sustainability, and community engagement and investment. The much broader area I am looking at my ideas for are disaster preparedness and recovery. I would like to focus on two cultural and geographical areas, if possible, the Gulf Coast area of the United States and potentially the area around the
Philippines. I hope to build on this and continue to develop my ideas into a research paper and potentially book. I am keeping my eyes open and mind open to other perspectives and ideas.
Further research and focus areas for the project will be infrastructure, racial equality, and education.