This chapter focuses on the development of the idea of citizenship in the shadow of major disasters. It then proposes that citizenship is a concept in flux, and more so in the aftermath of major crises. The chapter argues that one need to apply an intersectional lens when people study citizenship. It explores whether the state acknowledges lived intersectional experiences of its most marginalized citizens during times of disaster by looking at Hurricane Katrina. The chapter advocates for the use of an intersectional lens when analyzing and thinking about citizenship in a disaster-prone world, given the perpetual nature of environmental threats as a result of anthropogenic global climate change (GCC). Liberal ideologies stemming from the English Enlightenment have for some time now provided the framework for any and all discourses around citizenship. Both the contributory and conditional models of citizenship are based on shifting thinking about what rights and protections citizens can claim once they are affected by disasters.