C. Brady Potts

PhD, University of Southern California, Sociology

Brady's research focuses on the political and civic culture of disaster response and hazard mitigation. His dissertation, which is currently being revised for publication, examines the development of public discourse around the risks associated with hurricanes and related disaster management efforts over the twentieth century in the U.S., with an emphasis on the institutional underpinnings of enduring discourses around fate and the civic aspects of disaster. He is also currently researching the civic response to the St. Francis Dam Disaster in 1928 Los Angeles. Brady is a David and Dana Dornsife Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology, and is affiliated with the Science and Technology Studies Research Cluster.

  • Sociology
  • 851 Downey Way
  • HSH 314
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-2539