This session seeks to explore the intersection of social science and natural hazards research in an interdisciplinary context. For this session we are seeking social science contributions on which to frame a discourse among social scientists on their individual and collective contributions to natural hazards research. The primary goal of the session is to encourage discussion and exploration of the significant question: in an age of complex interactions between natural and human systems, what role does social science and interdisciplinary collaboration play in natural hazards research? More specifically, what are some of the success stories from such interactions, what are the barriers and constraints to the integration of social sciences into natural hazards research, and what avenues exist for more collaboration in this area for the future? We are soliciting abstracts for papers or posters from political science, sociology, economics, geography, communications, and related academic disciplines, as well as from government and the private sector. We are particularly interested in case studies presented from multiple perspectives, for example, one case or event framed from the physical science perspective and the same case presented from the social science perspective. Case studies, empirical and theoretical work, and more general discussion and normative contributions are encouraged for this session.