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Kuan Hui Elaine Lin, Shabana Khan, Lilibeth Acosta, Ryan Alaniz, David Olanya. 2020. “The dynamism of post disaster risk communication: a cross-country synthesis.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 48:101556.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2017. From Strangers to Neighbors: Post-Disaster Resettlement and Community Building in Honduras. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Erikson, Christine, Victoria Sword-Daniels, Emma Hudson-Doyle, Ryan Alaniz, Caroline Adler, Todd Schenk, and Suzanne Vallance. 2016. “Embodied Uncertainty: Living with Complexity and Natural Hazards.” Journal of Risk Research. DOI:10.1080/13669877.2016.1200659
Alaniz, Ryan. 2015. “Creating Community after Disaster: Norm Formation in Post-Hurricane Mitch Resettlements.” In Disasters’ Impact on Livelihood and Cultural Survival: Losses, Opportunities, and Mitigation, ed. Michèle Companion. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
Adams, Helen, Ryan Alaniz, Robin Bronen, and Karen McNamara. 2015. “Maintaining and building place’ through managed and forced community relocations: Lessons for a climate changed world.” UNU-EHS Working Paper Series, No. 8. Bonn: United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security.
Tanner, Thomas, David Lewis, David Wrathall, Saleemul Huq, Chris Lawless, Raphael Nawrotzki, Vivik Prasad, Md. Ashique Rahman, Ryan Alaniz, Robin Bronen, Katherine King, Karen McNamara,. Md. Nadiruzzaman, Sarah Henly-Shepard, and Frank Thomalla. 2015. “Livelihood resilience: preparing for sustainable transformations in the face of climate change.” Nature Climate Change. 5:23-26.
Tellman, Beth, Ryan Alaniz, Andrea Rivera, and Diana Contreras. 2014. “Violence as an obstacle to livelihood resilience in the context of climate change.” UNU-EHS Working Paper Series, No. 3. Bonn: United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security.
Doyle, Emma H, Shabana Kahn, Carolina Adler, Ryan Alaniz, Simone Athayde, Kuan-Hui Lin, Todd Schenk, Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez, Victoria Sword-Daniels. 2014. “Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA): Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty.” Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 18 (1):27-37.
Alaniz, Ryan and Peter Daly. 2013. “Volunteering in Honduras: A Practical Guide” in Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers edited by Margo J. Krasnoff. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2012. “Unsupervised Recovery: Adaptation Strategies by two NGOs in Post-Mitch Honduras” SOURCE ‘Studies of the University: Research, Counsel, Education’ Publication Series of United Nations University –Institute for Environment and Human Security 16: 110-124.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2013. “Catholic Relief Services,” in Encyclopedia of Crisis Management edited by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, and Ryan Hagen. Sage: Thousand Oaks.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2013. “Red Cross/Red Crescent,” in Encyclopedia of Crisis Management edited by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, and Ryan Hagen. Sage: Thousand Oaks
Alaniz, Ryan. 2013. “United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in Encyclopedia of Crisis Management edited by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, and Ryan Hagen. Sage: Thousand Oaks.
PUBLIC POLICY PUBLICATIONS
Alaniz, Ryan, et. al. (2021). Systemic Racism and Microaggressions in San Luis Obispo County. SLO County Sheriff’s Department.
Alaniz, Ryan. (2019). “How to be a Conscientious Gringo: 12 Ways to Affect Change in Yourself and the World.” National Science Foundation CONVERGE
Alaniz, Ryan, Laura Olson, and Gillian Hoortunian. 2016. “Policy Brief: Drought as Disaster–Drought Response, Risk Reduction, Preparedness, Mitigation, & Climate Change Adaptation.” National Security Council, The White House.
Alaniz, Ryan, Laura Olson, and Gillian Hoortunian. 2016. “’2021 Goal’ – 5-year Plan: Taking Steps towards a Drought-Resilient Future.” California State Legislature.
Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja, Tanner, Thomas, van der Geest, Kees, Warner, Koko, Adams, Helen, Ahmedi, Istiakh, Alaniz, Ryan, Andrei, Stephanie, Barthelt,Christian, Bhargava, Malashree, Bronen, Robin, Contreras, Diana, Cradock-Henry, Nick, Fernando, Nishara, Henly-Shepard, Sarah, Huq, Saleemul, Lawless, Christopher, Lewis, David, Loster, Thomas, McNamara, Karen. 2015. “Livelihood resilience in a changing world – 6 global policy recommendations for a more sustainable future.” UNU-EHS. Bonn: United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security.
The United Nations University- Institute for Environment and Human Security Resilience Academy. 2014. The Chiemsee Declaration: A white paper on livelihood resilience. Secretary General of the United Nations.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2011. How to Be a Conscientious Christian Gringo: 12 Ways to Affect Long-term Change in Yourself and the World. Scottsdale, AZ: Publishing Intellect.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2010. “’Thank God for Mitch:’ Lessons from Post-Mitch Honduras for Post-Earthquake Haiti.” Essays from the Field. Washington D.C.: Social Science Research Council.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2007-2008. “Discoveries.” Contexts (American Sociological Association Publication). Berkeley: University of California Press.
Alaniz, Ryan and Amy Johnson. 2007-2008. “Reflected Appraisals.” Contexts (American Sociological Association Publication). Berkeley: University of California Press.
Indian-ness and the Creation of Collective Identity by The American Indian Movement: 1968 to 1975.
Alaniz, Ryan. 2004. “Addiction to the Bean: Guatemala’s Historical Dependency and the Current Coffee Crisis.” Santa Barbara : University of California , Santa Barbara . (Master’s Thesis)
Alaniz, Ryan. 2003. “The Radicalization of Catholic Priests in Pre-Revolution Nicaragua.”
From Tragedy to Opportunity: Long-term community development in post-disaster resettlements in Honduras
Recent natural disasters have spurred debates about how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should respond with long-term development strategies in post-disaster communities. Such debates are particularly important given the increasing role of NGOs in development and enduring questions concerning bases of effective community development. For my dissertation I conducted a comparative case study of seven Honduran communities destroyed by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and built by seven different NGOs in subsequent years. My doctoral research combined field surveys, interviews, ethnography, and archival research in an analysis of the internal and external processes involved in building and developing these two communities eight years after the hurricane.