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The 2003 Mary Fran Myers Award Nomination Process

May 29, 2003 -- The Gender and Disaster Network invites you to nominate an individual who should be recognized for "efforts to advance women's careers in emergency management and the academy and for promoting gendered disaster research." The Mary Fran Myers Award, established in 2002 by the Gender and Disaster Network, recognizes that vulnerability to disasters and mass emergencies is influenced by social, cultural, and economic structures that marginalize women and girls. Research and practice that reduces women's and girls loss of life, injuries, and property can make a difference. The goal of the Gender and Disaster Network is to promote and encourage such research and practice.

Mary Fran Myers, Co-Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder received the Award in 2002. The Mary Fran Myers Award was so-named in order to recognize her sustained efforts to launch a worldwide network among disaster professionals, for advancing women's careers and for promoting research on gender issues in disaster research in emergency management and higher education.

The Gender and Disaster Network (http://www.anglia.ac.uk/geography/gdn/) consists of women and men interested in gender relations in the context of disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hazardous materials events, tornadoes, famine, cyclones and other such events. The networks' goals are to document and analyze gendered experiences before, during and after disasters, and to conduct interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects. Members participate from many nations such as India, Japan, South Africa, El Salvador, Switzerland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

To nominate an individual for the Mary Fran Myers Award, do the following:

  1. Submit the full name and contact information (e-mail, mail address, telephone and fax) of both nominee and nominator.
  2. Provide a maximum 500 word description of how the nominee fits the award criteria with specific examples of how their work had added to the body of knowledge on gender and disasters; why it is significant for theory and/or practice; and how they have furthered opportunities for women to succeed in the disaster and hazards management field.
  3. Provide a maximum two-page resume/CV of the nominee which reflects their commitment over time to gendered research and the promotion of women's involvement in the field.
  4. Provide no more than two letters of support not to exceed one page from other people or organizations that support the nomination.

Submit these materials no later than June 20, 2003 to (email attachment preferred):

Brenda D. Phillips, Ph.D., Committee Chair
Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville AL 36265 USA

For questions, contact Brenda Phillips at Brenda@jsu.edu or call 1-256- 782-8053.

Brenda Phillips, Ph.D.

Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265 USA
256-782-5925 (Main Office)
256-782-8263 (FAX)

Secretary-Treasurer, International Research Committee on Disasters:


International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
http://www.usc.edu/schools/sppd/ijmed/ See this link for article index.
Unscheduled Events: http://muweb.millersville.edu/~isarcdue/
Contemporary Disaster Review: http://muweb.millersville.edu/~cdr/

JSU serves as a Technical Secretariat for the Hemispheric Eduplan, Organization of American States. For more information, see http://www.oas.edu/nhp.


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