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BU Students Publicly State Their Support for Prof. Saida Grundy


Our Final Report

Is completed!! Please take a look! LongBeachProject

The Second Shift, Emotional Labor, and Hurricane Sandy

When I decided I wanted to focus on women’s roles after Hurricane Sandy for my final paper, I tried doing some research on women and natural disasters.  Much to my surprise, there was limited scholarship on this topic. In fact, most of the disaster literature addresses life expectancy and violence against women. Because there is […]

The Inadequacy of Government Aid: A Case Study of Long Beach after Sandy

For my final research paper, the outcome of all of this work, I looked at government response as opposed to community response to establish whether there was some sort of correlation between the two.  I hypothesized that, by looking at community response, one could understand where the government fell short or needs to increase aid. In […]

$44.2 Million Boardwalk Re-Build Begins

Two days ago, on April 27th, people of Long Beach gathered together again to celebrate the re-birth of the Boardwalk. Almost 4 months after the demolition ceremony, spirits are high as the 2.2 mile stretch of boardwalk begins to shape into a reality. Not everyone is celebrating however. Some see the enormous budget as a […]

Women’s Second Shift

Ever since I started this research project, I knew what I wanted to write about for my final paper.  I realized that my paper should address how women and men engage in community building on the “Long Beach, NY Hurricane Information” page because I have consistently been interested in this theme throughout my research. However, […]

What are people saying??

I am all DONE (with the coding that is)! Before I continue I want to recap our overall data collection process: a)      Three researchers were each given a month on the Long Beach NY, Hurricane Information page (my month is January) b)      I took a screenshot of each individual post in my month (including comments, […]

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