This page is frequently out of date. Please refer to my Google Scholar Profile for a more complete list of publications.

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

Archival, Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Peer Reviewed Research Reports

  • Sury, J., Qin, Y., Soden, R., Quijano, G. and Castillo, Y.D., 2021. Co-Designing a Participatory Community Mapping Method for Informal Sheltering in Puerto Rico. Natural Hazards Center.

  • Soden, R., Miles, S., Bannister, S., Bicksler, R., Leiva, A. (2022). Optimizing Tropical Cyclone Information: An NOAA Hurricane Website User Experience Study from a Public Perspective. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

  • Deparday, V., Gevaert, C., Giuseppe Molinario, G., Soden, R. Balog-Way, S. (2019). Machine learning for disaster risk management. World Bank. Washington, DC.

  • Soden, R. (2017). Natural Hazard Data: A Practical Guide. Asian Development Bank Publications.

  • Haklay, M. E., Antoniou, V., Basiouka, S., Soden, R., & Mooney, P. (2014). Crowdsourced Geographic Information Use in Government. World Bank Publications.

  • Crowley, J., York, D., Soden, R., & Deparday, V. (2014). Open Data for Resilience Initiative Field Guide. World Bank Publications.

Peer Reviewed Workshops Organized

Workshop Papers, Lightly Reviewed Writing, & Non-Archival Conference Presentations

  • Soden, R., 2022. Reimagining environmental data. ACM Interactions, 29(1), pp.44-47.

  • Soden, R, Wernimont, J., Knowles, S. (2022). Accounting for Care in Times of Crisis. Social Science Research Council: Items. Online at: https://items.ssrc.org/covid-19-and-the-social-sciences/disaster-studies/accounting-for-care-in-times-of-crisis/

  • Soden, R., Miles, S. (2022). Optimizing Tropical Cyclone Information: An NOAA Hurricane Website User Experience Study from a Public Perspective. National Hurricane Conference.

  • Soden, R., Miles, S. (2021). Optimizing Tropical Cyclone Information: An NOAA Hurricane Website User Experience Study from a Public Perspective. Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

  • Soden, R. (2021). Art/Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration as Critical Technical Practice in Disaster Research. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Science (4S).

  • Soden, R. (2021). Art/Science Collaboration as a Critical Technical Practice in Disaster Research. Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS).

  • Krishnan, S., Soden. R., Kathiwada, P.. Aguinon, B., Liu, R. (2021). Cross-country use of participatory research methods in practice to enhance inclusive decision making. Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS).

  • Veselovsky, V., Sarkar, D., Anderson, J. and Soden, R. (2021). An automated approach to identifying corporate editing activity in OpenStreetMap. In Proceedings of the Academic Track at the State of the Map 2021 Online Conference (pp. 31-33).

  • Palen, L., Anderson, J., Bica, M., Castillos, C., Crowley, J., Díaz, P., Finn, M., Grace, R., Hughes, A., Imran, M., Kogan, M., and Soden, R. (2020) Crisis Informatics: Human-Centered Research on Tech & Crises. Guided Bibliography.

  • Clark-Ginsberg, A., Garriga-Lopez, A., Harris, J., Henderson, J., Kirchoff, C., Owen, E., Slick, J., Soden, R., Stoecker, R., Milstein, D., Tagliacozzo, S., Thaler, T., Wisner, B. (2020) CONVERGE COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research: Research Agenda-Setting Paper.

  • Soden, R. (2020) Crisis Informatics and Mutual Aid during the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Research Agenda. Posted on Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Insights from the Social Sciences. Available at: https://items.ssrc.org/covid-19-and-the-social-sciences/disaster-studies/crisis-informatics-and-mutual-aid-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-a-research-agenda/

  • Soden, R. Wagenaar, D., Luo, D. and Tijssen, A. (2019). Taking Ethics, Fairness, and Bias Seriously in Machine Learning for Disaster Risk Management. Presented at NeurIPS 2019 Workshop on Machine Learning for International Development (ML4D). Vancouver, BC.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Modes of Uncertainty: Negotiating Flood Risk Between Engineers, Bureaucrats, and Publics. Presented at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). New Orleans, LA.

  • Soden, R. (2019) Modes of Uncertainty: Rethinking Flood Risk in Colorado. Posted on Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Insights from the Social Sciences. Available at: https://items.ssrc.org/chancing-the-storm/modes-of-uncertainty-rethinking-flood-risk-in-colorado/

  • Soden, R. (2019). Modes of Uncertainty. Presented at The Other Uncertainty: Social, Political, and Cultural Forms of Uncertainty in Weather Contexts at the 2019 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. Phoenix, AZ.

  • Soden, R. (2018). Toward Disasters as Matters of Care. Presented at Sociotechnical Systems of Care Workshop at CSCW 2018. Jersey City, NJ.

  • Soden, R., Lord, A. (2018). Mapping Silences, Reconfiguring Loss: Practices of Damage Assessment & Narratives of Repair in Post-Earthquake Nepal. Presented at 2018 Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Sydney, AU.

  • Soden, R., Lord, A. (2018). Mapping Silences, Reconfiguring Loss: Practices of Damage Assessment & Narratives of Repair in Post-Earthquake Nepal. Presented at Natural Hazards Workshop. Boulder, CO.

  • Soden, R. (2018). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. In Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI Doctoral Colloquium). ACM. Forthcoming.

  • Soden, R., Lord, A. (2017). Narrating Disaster, Contesting Reconstruction: Design Notes on Practices of Damage Assessment in the Wake of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Presented at 2017 Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Boston, MA.

  • Lord, A., Soden, R. (2017). Infrastructuring Humanitarian Ignorance in Nepal’s Post-Disaster Taskscape. Presented at 2017 Conference on the Changing Political Economy of Risk and Ignorance (CPERI). Boston, MA.

  • Soden, R. (2017). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. In Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW Doctoral Colloquium) (pp. 93-96). ACM. Seattle, WA.

  • Soden, R. (2017). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. At 2017 Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC). Watsonville, CA.

  • Soden, R. (2017). Informating Crisis. At 2016 Workshop on Crisis Informatics & Human Computer Interaction. Boulder, Colorado.

  • Dennis, E., Soden, R. (2016). Towards Cartographic Standards for Web-Based Flood Hazard Maps. Presented at 2016 GIS in the Rockies Conference. Denver, CO.

  • Soden, R. (2016). Reconfiguring Loss: Memory Practice & Participatory Damage Assessment in Post-Earthquake Nepal. Presented at 2016 Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC). Watsonville, CA.

  • Soden, R., Budhathoki, N. (2016). Alternate Constructions of Damage: Frictional Design and Disaster Impact Assessment in Post-Earthquake Nepal. Presented at 2016 CHI Workshop on HCI Across Borders. San Jose, CA.

  • Soden, R. (2015). Ecologies of Risk Information: A Comparative Approach. Presented at 2015 CHI Workshop on Ecological Perspectives in HCI: Promise, Problems, and Potential. Seoul, South Korea.

  • Soden, R. (2015). OpenStreetMap & Disaster Risk Management: Experiences from the Open Cities Project. Presented at 2015 Conference of the Citizen Science Association. San Jose, CA.

  • Soden, R. (2015). Information Infrastructure & Disaster Risk: A Comparative Approach. Presented at 2015 Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Doctoral Colloquium. Kristiansand, Norway.

  • Soden, R., Prager, D. (2005). Broken Promises: Environmental Rights Regimes as Human Rights Guarantees in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Presented at 2005 International Studies Conference (ISA). Honolulu, HI.

Invited Talks & Guest Lectures

  • Soden, R., Lallemant, D., Kalirai, M, Liu, C., Wagenaar, D. (2022) Equity in Disaster Risk Assessment: Reviewing Current Practice to Guide Future Work. Presented at World Bank.

  • Soden, R., Miles, S. (2022). Optimizing Tropical Cyclone Information: An NOAA Hurricane Website User Experience Study from a Public Perspective. Presented at the US National Hurricane Center.

  • Soden, R. (2021). Responsible AI for Disaster Risk Management. Presented at 2021 Understanding Risk Asia Forum. Organized by the World Bank.

  • Soden, R. (2021). Responsible AI for Disaster Risk Management: : A Community of Practice Perspective. Presented at Western-ICLR Multi-hazard Risk and Resilience Workshop.

  • Soden, R. (2021). Responsible AI for Disaster Risk Management: A Community of Practice Perspective. Presented at University of Toronto Ethical Principles in Artificial Intelligence Team Meeting.

  • Soden, R., Miles, S. (2021). Design Research for Science Communication to the Public. United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

  • Soden, R. (2021) Art/Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Disaster and Climate Change Research. Natural Hazards Center Workshop.

  • Soden, R. (2021). Art/Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Disaster and Climate Change Research. University of Toronto School of the Environment Lunch Lab.

  • Soden, R. (2021). Responsible AI for Disaster Risk Management: A Practitioner Perspective. University of Toronto Centre for Ethics.

  • Soden, R. (2020). Responsible AI for Disaster Risk Management. Deltares.

  • Soden, R. (2020). Human-Centered Design for Hurricane Risk Communication. United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).

  • Soden, R. (2020) Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Risk Management: A Community of Practice Perspective. Natural Hazards Center Workshop Researcher’s Meeting.

  • Soden, R. (2020). Dilemmas in Mutual Aid: Lessons for Crisis Informatics Research. Natural Hazards Center Converge Working Group on Hyper-Local Responses to COVID-19.

  • Soden, R. (2020). Towards a Critical Technical Practice for Disaster Research. Responsible Engineering, Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Management Working Group.

  • Soden, R. (2020). The Social Life of Disaster Data: Lessons from Crisis Informatics. University of Toronto School of the Environment Graduate Seminar.

  • Soden, R. (2020). The Emergent Mutual Aid Response to COVID-19. Presented at Columbia University COVID Research Series.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Ethics and Biases in Machine Learning for Disaster Risk Management. Presented at World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Washington, DC.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. Presented at University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science. Toronto, ON.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. Presented at Syracuse University, College of Information Science. Syracuse, NY.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. Presented at Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. Presented at University of Washington, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Seattle, WA.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. Presented at University of Colorado, Department of Information Science. Boulder, CO.

  • Soden, R. (2019). Crisis Informatics in the Anthropocene: Disasters as Matters of Care & Concern. Presented at AINow. New York, NY.

  • Soden, R. (2018). Rethinking Post-Disaster Damage Assessment: Lessons from Critical Data Studies. Presented at Earth Observatory of Singapore. National Technical University of Singapore (NTU).

  • Soden, R. (2018). The Social Life of Disaster Data. Presented at 2018 Understanding Risk Forum. Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Soden, R., Lallemant, D. (2017). Crowdsourcing Damage Assessment to Improve Response and Recovery Following Natural Disasters. Presented at Stanford HCI Lunch. Stanford, CA.

  • Soden, R. (2016). There’s No Such Thing as Raw Crisis Data. At AAS Workshop on Ethics of Location-Based Data in Crisis Situations. Presente at American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, D.C.

  • Soden, R. (2015). Collective Information Infrastructures During Disaster Response: Findings from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Presented at The Role of Crisis Informatics in Disaster Management: The Case of Nepal Earthquake. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Soden, R. (2015). The Polyvocality of Resilience: Discovering a Research Agenda through Interdisciplinary Investigation and Community Engagement. Presented at Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Plenary. Kristiansand, Norway.

  • Soden, R. (2014). Open Data for Disaster Risk Management. Presented at 2014 Understanding Risk Forum. London, UK.

  • Soden, R. (2014). Crowdsourced Mapping, Community Mapping, & Disaster Resilience. Guest Lecture in Leysia Palen’s Course on Social Computing. Boulder, CO.

  • Soden, R. (2013). Growing the Global OSM Community: Lessons Learned from the Open Cities Project. Presented at 2013 State of the Map Conference. Birmingham, UK.

  • Soden, R. (2011). Crowdsourced Mapping in the 2010 Haiti Earthquake Response. Presented at 2011 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Geneva, CH.