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Daniel Aldrich

Daniel Aldrich

An award winning author, Daniel P. Aldrich is the Director of the Security and Resilience Studies program and Full Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  

Since his home and belongings were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, his work has focused on how social networks and infrastructure – the ties that bind us together – help us during shocks and disasters. He has published five books including Building Resilience (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Black Wave (University of Chicago Press, 2019), more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, and written op-eds for the New York Times, CNN, HuffPost, and many other media outlets.  

Aldrich has spent more than 5 years in India, Japan, and Africa carrying out fieldwork and his work has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the Japan Foundation, among other institutions. He was the 2021 Klein Lecturer at Northeastern University and Tweets at @danielpaldrich