Publications

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PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Alaniz, Ryan. 2017. From Strangers to Neighbors: Post-Disaster Resettlement and Community Building in HondurasAustin: 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.

Encyclopedia Entries
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, 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.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS ACCEPTED/UNDER REVIEW

Lin, Kuna-Hui, Shabana Khan, Ryan Alaniz, David Olanya, and Lilibeth Acosta-Michlik. “Communication influences on decision making in disaster recovery and reconstruction:Implications for Risk Interpretation and Action framework.”

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

The Resilience Academy.  2014.  The Chiemsee Declaration. A white paper on livelihood resilience delivered directly to Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.

Alaniz, Ryan.  2012.  From Tragedy to Opportunity: Long-term Development in Post-Disaster Intentional Communities in Honduras.  (Dissertation)  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

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.

WORKING PAPERS

 Indian-ness and the Creation of Collective Identity by The American Indian Movement: 1968 to 1975.

Unpublished Papers:
Alaniz, Ryan. “How to be a Conscientious Gringo: 12 Ways to Affect Change in Yourself and the World.”

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.”

Dissertation:

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 will conduct a comparative case study of two Honduran communities destroyed by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and rebuilt by two different NGOs (the Red Cross of Honduras and Fundacion Cristo de El Picacho) in subsequent years. My doctoral research will combine 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.