Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Miriam Rothenberg

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Miriam studies the effects of destructive volcanism on human settlements and communities. Her primary research site is the Caribbean island of Montserrat, where she is investigating how eruptions from the Soufrière Hills Volcano and community responses to this crisis have transformed the landscapes of the volcanic 'Exclusion Zone’ since 1995. Miriam's research integrates scientific approaches to studying (post)depositional processes of site formation with ethnographic research about ruination, dark heritage, traumatic temporalities, and resilience. Her work contributes an archaeological perspective to the disciplines of social volcanology and disaster/hazard studies.

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