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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Michelle Dovil, Florida A&M University

February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Dr. Michelle Dovil, Visiting Faculty, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Florida A&M University – “A Tale of Two Cities: A Critical Analysis of the Risk Perceptions and Place Attachments of Coastal Resident’s at Risk for Sea Level Rise in North Carolina”

Blog post: Assessing place attachment in the face of growing risks

Dr. Michelle Dovil was born and raised in Miami, Fla., she has always had an interest in both the social and Dr. Michelle Dovilnatural sciences. She teaches courses in both Sociology and Criminal Justice at FAMU.  She received her baccalaureate degree in sociology, with a minor in women studies from the University of Florida. Go Gators! Michelle later moved to Washington, DC, where she received her master’s and doctorate degree in sociology from Howard University. She has worked on several research projects both domestically and internationally in places that include Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Norman, Oklahoma; Wilmington, North Carolina; Sendai, Japan, etc. She recently was awarded $24,000 from the Department of Homeland Security to conduct research on the impacts of climate change on coastal communities.

This event, part of the Natural Hazards Resilience Speaker Series, is being held in Hanes Art Center 218 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If planning to attend, please RSVP to

To see all events, visit the 2020 Spring Speakers Series page.


February 27, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
UNC Department of City & Regional Planning


Hanes Art Center, Room 218
121 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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