Dr Sou is a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She explores the media representations and everyday lived experiences of people affected by disasters – predominantly in Latin America using a range of social science research methods. Her work draw on development geography, social anthropology, postcolonial studies and media sociology. Dr Sou regularly collaborates with artists to translate research in engaging, thoughtful and socially responsible ways.
Dr Sou is an editor of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, and is a Fellow of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University, U.S.A.
To find out more, please visit www.gemmasou.com.
- BA Human Geography, The University of Sheffield, UK
- MA Urban Planning in the Global South, The University of Manchester, UK
- PhD Development Studies, The University of Manchester, UK
- Sou, G.,Shaw, D.,Aponte-Gonzalez, F. (2021). A multidimensional framework for disaster recovery: Longitudinal qualitative evidence from Puerto Rican households In: World Development, 144, 1 - 12
- Sou, G. (2021). (In Press) Concealing researcher identity during fieldwork: Sexuality and silencing research participants In: Area, , 1 - 8
- Sou, G.,Webber, R. (2019). Disruption and recovery of intangible resources during environmental crises: Longitudinal research on ‘home’ in post-disaster Puerto Rico In: Geoforum, 106, 182 - 192
- Sou, G. (2019). Sustainable resilience? Disaster recovery and the marginalization of sociocultural needs and concerns In: Progress in Development Studies, 19, 144 - 159
- Sou, G. (2019). Household self-blame for disasters: responsibilisation and (un)accountability in decentralised participatory risk governance In: Disasters, 43, 289 - 310
- Sou, G. (2018). Trivial pursuits? Serious (video) games and the media representation of refugees In: Third World Quarterly, 39, 510 - 526
- Sou, G. (2018). Mainstreaming risk reduction into self-build housing: the negligible role of perceptions In: Climate and Development, 10, 526 - 537
- Sou, G.,Aponte-González, F. (2017). Making it count after Irma & Maria: Household relief and recovery in Puerto Rico In: University of Manchester Policy Manchester, UK