Cordula Dittmer

Cordula Dittmer is a senior research assistant at the Disaster Research Unit (DRU), Freie University of Berlin, Germany; freelancer at the Academy of Disaster Research (AKFS); and lecturer at the Berlin Fire and Rescue Academy. At present, her main areas of work are the monitoring and evaluation of civil protection and disaster management missions, e.g., during the flood of 2013, the migrant and refugee crisis of 2015–16, or the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, as well as transdisciplinary research and the perception and management of international and national disasters from the perspective of the affected people. She has conducted extensive field research on disasters in Uttarakhand, India, Northern Greece, and Germany. Her publications and lectures explore, among other topics, EU emergency measures, the results of field research, ethical aspects in disaster research, as well as vulnerability and resilience.

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