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Dr. John Gulick

Disaster studies, hazard mitigation, and community resilience. Instructor

Dr. John Gulick is an environmental sociologist (PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz) whose current teaching, research, and intellectual interests include disaster studies, hazard mitigation, and community resilience, and integrating critical ecological and social theories, and more recently theories of complexity and chaos, into analysis of these subjects. In 2021 he completed an auxiliary Masters of City and Regional Studies degree from Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; his coursework concentrated in environmental planning, with a specialized focus on climate adaptation and regenerative land management technics.

As both a full-time professor and an adjunct instructor, he has taught courses at universities and colleges in California, China, Tennessee, Japan, South Korea, New York City, and New Jersey.
His published scholarly research has examined the urban environmental contradictions of containerport development in Oakland, California, and the China-Russia-US strategic triangle under conditions of world-systemic crisis, among other topics. During the Covid-19 pandemic, with other action researchers he co-authored articles on mutual aid and dual power, and on building resilient local food producer-vendor-consumer networks as alternatives to brittle corporate supply chains. He grew up in Billings, Montana and since 2012 West Midwood, Brooklyn, NYC has been his home base.

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