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Dr. Andy Horowitz

Fellow of the Center for Louisiana Studies, 2020-2025

Andy Horowitz is Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University, where he is affiliated with the programs in Environmental Studies and City, Culture, and Community, and author of the book, Katrina: A History, 1915-2015, published by Harvard University Press.

A scholar of modern American urban, environmental, and Southern history, Andy's research focuses on disasters and the questions they give rise to about race, class, community, trauma, inequality, the welfare state, extractive industry, metropolitan development, and environmental change. Horowitz's new book traces Katrina’s causes and consequences across a century in order to demonstrate how the places we live, and the disasters that imperil them, are at once artifacts of state policy, cultural imagination, economic order, and environmental possibility. He also co-edited Critical Disaster Studies: New Perspectives on Disaster, Vulnerability, Resilience, and Risk, and has published articles in the Journal of Southern History, Southern Cultures, Historical Reflections, and essays in The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2014, where his dissertation won the Southern Historical Association’s C. Vann Woodward Prize for best dissertation in Southern history. Before he began work on his Ph.D., Horowitz was the founding director of the New Haven Oral History Project at Yale.

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