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Natalie D. Baker

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine (2013)
  • M.S. International Development, Tulane University (2005)
  • M.S.P.H. Tropical Medicine, Tulane University (2003)
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Central Florida (2000)

Areas of Expertise:
Critical Security Studies, Disaster Studies, Interpretive Research Methods, War/Conflict Work and Communication Technology, Social Construction of and Response to Threat


  • Baker, N.D. (2018). "Of things they are not in quest of': how pivoting and intangibles shape interpretive work' Sage: Research Cases in Sociology.
  • Baker, N.D. and Grant Ludwig, L. (2016). 'Disaster Preparedness as Social Control', Critical Policy Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2016.121407.
  • Baker, N.D. (2016). 'Making it worse than what really happened': social chaos and preparedness as problematic mythologies in disaster communication, Disaster Communication.
  • Baker, N.D., Samonas, S., and Artello, K. (2015). '(Not) Welcome to the US: Hyper-Ebola and the Crisis of Misinformation', short paper, Ethical, Legal and Social Issues. Peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) 2015- Kristiansand, May 24-27, Palen, Büscher, Comes & Hughes, eds.
  • Baker, N.D. (2014). 'Everything Always Works': disaster preparedness as construction of the 'risk society'. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 32(3): 428-458.
  • Baker, N.D. (2014). 'Potential Improvisations: the role of explicit and implicit practices in the production of situated preparedness for disasters.' Natural Hazards Review, Vol. 15(4).
  • Baker, N.D., Feldman, M.S., and Lowerson, V. (2013). 'Working Through Disaster: Re-establishing Mental Health Care after Hurricane Katrina.' Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 6(3): 311-315.

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