Dr Jacob Remes

IAS Open Programme

New York University

Jacob is an Associate Professor at Gallatin, New York University, where he is the founding director of the Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies. He is a historian of modern North America with a focus on urban disasters and working-class organizations.

He is the author of Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and the co-editor, with Andy Horowitz, of Critical Disaster Studies (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021). Jacob is the co-editor, with Scott Knowles and Kim Fortun, of the Penn Press book series Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster and a founding member of the editorial collective of the Journal of Disaster Studies. He is a past board member of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

During their IAS Fellowship, Dr Remes is collaborating with Professor Ksenia Chmutina from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, and Professor Emily Keightley from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

IAS Research Seminar