FORA.tv Speaker - Hugh Gladwin
Director, Institute for Public Opinion Research, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Florida International University
Hugh Gladwin's undergraduate studies were in philosophy at the Catholic University of America and he studied linguistics, cognitive anthropology, and computer data analysis for the Ph.D. in Anthropology he received from Stanford University in 1970. He has done field work in Ghana, Mexico and the United States. He worked at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and the University of California, Irvine, before joining the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Florida International University in 1981.
In 1984 Gladwin joined J. Arthur Heise in directing IPOR which Heise had founded the year before. Together they developed IPOR into a survey research center which has greatly assisted getting the voice of the public heard in Florida policy issues and has been a major support to research at FIU. Since 1990 IPOR has provided over a million dollars of work on FIU-initiated grants.
In 1988 Gladwin and Heise started the FIU/Florida Poll which has become a major and unique resource for tracking Florida public opinion. In 1994 Gladwin became the Director of IPOR.
Since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 Gladwin has been engaged in research on it and other hurricane issues. He is a contributor to and co-editor of the book Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters which was published in 1997 by Routledge. He was co-PI on an NSF grant to study South Florida residents' decisions about approaching hurricanes.
04.02.07 | 01:24:57 min
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