Current Research

Academic Specializations

Post-disaster recovery and resettlement
Community development
Social transformation
Social implications of drought and water scarcity, California
Central America (esp. Honduras, Guatemala)

Current Projects

(Book-Advanced Contract with University of Texas Press)
Alaniz, Ryan. From Strangers to Neighbors: Resettlement and Recovery in Post-Disaster
Honduras.  Austin: University of Texas Press.

Alaniz, Ryan. Prophets, Politicians, Radicals, and Revolutionaries: Common social change lessons of 50 rebel rousers in the last century.

Stories from the field: The lives of female farm laborers on the California Central Coast

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.”

Fiegel, Gregg, Tom Trice, and Ryan Alaniz.  “Introducing Sustainability to First-Year Civil Engineering Students Using Drought as a Case Study.”  Science, Engineering, and Environment.