Scott Knowles

Author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America and Associate Professor, PhD, Drexel University

Scott Gabriel Knowles is associate professor of history in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University--his work focuses on risk and disaster, with particular interests in modern cities, technology, and public policy. His most recent book is The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (UPenn Press, 2011), and he is series co-editor of "Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster" (UPenn Press, launch 2014). Presently he is also a faculty research fellow of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware.

Since 2011, Knowles has been a member of the Fukushima Forum collaborative research community, with which he is currently co-authoring an edited volume on the Fukushima disasters.

Scott’s sessions at USA 2014

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