Joyce Rivera-González


Joyce holds a B.S. in Integrative Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. At Notre Dame, she is interested in the human-nonhuman entanglements that constitute risky and toxic environments, especially in the aftermath of a “natural” disaster. Her work explores how historically-marginalized communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico navigate vulnerable ecologies after Hurricane María. In this context, she is interested in issues of structural and environmental violence, post-colonialism, place-making, and popular conceptualizations of risk and vulnerability. Joyce is a Kinesis-Fernandez Fellow.

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