Katherine E. Browne
Katherine E. Browne, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Colorado State University. Her work as a disaster anthropologist began in the aftermath of Katrina in St. Bernard Parish, where she followed the lurching recovery of a large African American family. That work led first to the documentary film Still Waiting: Life After Katrina broadcast on PBS stations in the US and Canada. After six more years of research, she wrote Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home After Katrina, the story of the long-term effects of the recovery machine on this same African American family.