Humanitarian organizations have problems in their distribution of aid that need critical attention from researchers and practitioners interested in health policy research. Gabe’s research is invested in improving the communication between humanitarian organizations and those who receive humanitarian aid (migrants, refugees, and asylees). Improving communication means improving aid which can improve their survivability. So far, his research has looked at how to improve maps for migrants in need of water, interfaces for translation apps, and the process of locating water stations for migrants in need of water.
MORE ABOUT GABRIEL
Gabriel is the grandson of a Mexican migrant woman who came to the U.S. as a laborer. Growing up in the barrios of South Texas, Gabe brings a working-class, migrant-community, and undocumented-community perspective to academia in which he seeks to research how to improve the humanitarian aid that is distributed to people in dire need.
DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — SPRING 2022
The Case for Humanitarian Technical Communication: Theory, Method, and Praxis
This dissertation provides a guide to researchers and practitioners on how to make meaningful contributions at humanitarian sites while respecting the vulnerability of populations that need humanitarian aid. Humanitarian technical communication (HTC) demonstrates how to indirectly study humanitarian populations with the purpose of creating and revising documents, improving technology interfaces, and more efficiently distributing aid. Doing so can improve communication between those in need of aid and those who distribute aid.
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