Dr. Gemma Sou's teaching and research sits within the field of postcolonial disaster studies. She is particularly interested in challenging and reinterpreting dominant discourses about disaster preparation, response, and recovery. She also explores the everyday experiences, lives, needs and concerns of people living with disaster risk in cities of the Global South. Her other passion is media representations of human suffering, and she is particularly interested in alternative technologies, such as video games and virtual reality. She is also on the executive committee for the Developing Areas Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society-IBG.