Lori Peek is director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She studies vulnerable populations in disaster and has conducted field investigations in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, the Christchurch earthquakes, the Joplin tornado, Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Matthew. Peek is author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11, co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora, and co-author of Children of Katrina.
qualitative methods, environmental sociology, race, ethnicity, and religion
SOCY 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
Examines basic sociological ideas including social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change. Examples are drawn from societies around the world.