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Joyce is an Anthropology doctoral student. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.

Joyce's dissertation fieldwork explores how historically-disenfranchised communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico navigate vulnerable ecologies in the aftermath of a socio-natural disaster. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria illustrates how disasters are the result of historical and social processes that facilitate their disruptive capacity. Through this research, Joyce is interested in how Puerto Rico's neo-colonial political status, economic crisis, and a fraught "recovery" two years after Hurricane Maria continues to shape and affect residents' everyday and sense of place.

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My work explores how historically-disenfranchised communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico navigate vulnerable ecologies in the aftermath of a socio-natural disaster. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria illustrates how disasters are the result of historical and social processes that facilitate their disruptive capacity. Through this research, Joyce is interested in how Puerto Rico's neo-colonial political status, economic crisis, and a fraught "recovery" two years after Hurricane Maria continues to shape and affect residents' everyday and sense of place.

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