Emmanuel David

Featured Publications

The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster. Edited with Elaine Enarson. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. 2012.
–––One of CHOICE Magazine’s 2011-2012 Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates

“Displacement, climate change, and gender.” Coauthored with Lori M. Hunter. Pp. 306-330 in Migration and Climate Change Edited by Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud, and Paul de Guchteneire. New York: UNESCO and Cambridge University Press. 2011.

“‘Studying up’ on women and disaster: An elite-sustained women’s group following Hurricane Katrina.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 28(2):246-269. 2010.

“Redistribution of responsibility: The gendered division of labor and politics of a post-disaster clean-up project.” Pp. 391-411 in Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States, second edition. Edited by Kristin A. Bates and Richelle S. Swan. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2010

“Cultural trauma, memory, and gendered collective action: The case of Women of the Storm following Hurricane Katrina.” NWSA Journal 20(3):138-162. 2008.

Selected Awards

Fulbright Research Scholar, Manila, Philippines, 2012

Visiting Research Fellow. Third World Studies Center. University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2009

Betsy Moen Memorial Award for Feminist Research, Teaching, and Activism. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008

CARTSS Scholar Grant, University of Colorado, 2008

Professor Emmanuel David

Emmanuel David, Assistant Professor

Office: Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage 210



Emmanuel David is an assistant professor in the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Co-Director of the LGBT Studies Certificate Program. His specializations include gender, culture, and inequality, as well as microsociology and the social dimensions of disaster. He is editor (with Elaine Enarson) of the interdisciplinary anthology The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012). Focusing on the gendered dimensions of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. David’s research has investigated the ways in which disaster-related emergent groups, including those led by women, have provided important social and public services usually assumed by the state in non-crisis times. He has also examined how women’s post-disaster labor is linked to broader social and economic changes such as state restructuring, neo-liberal reform, and the privatization of post-disaster recovery.

His current project investigates gender and global outsourcing in the Philippines. In 2009, he began data collection as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Third World Studies Center at the University of the Philippines. He conducted subsequent fieldwork in Manila as a Fulbright Research Scholar in the fall of 2012.

Dr. David received his Ph.D. in Sociology with a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from CU-Boulder (2009) and a Certificate of Study from the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society at the University of Amsterdam. Before joining the WGST Program at CU-Boulder in 2013, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Villanova University (2010-2012).