A.J. Faas

A.J Faas

Associate professor, Department of Anthropology, the Organizational Studies Program, a member of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. (Photo by: Robert C. Bain/San Jose State University)

A.J. Faas is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, the Organizational Studies Program and a member of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. He holds a doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of South Florida. His research addresses disasters and environmental crises, with attention to cooperation, reciprocity and mutual aid; postcolonialism and the anthropology of the state; humanitarianism; and displacement and resettlement. Faas’s research includes an ongoing longitudinal study of disaster recovery and resettlement in the Ecuadorian highlands; a collaborative study of COVID-19 and the cumulative effects of successive disasters; and participatory action research projects on disaster preparedness, vulnerability and community-based leadership in San José, California.

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