Discourses of Trauma in Haiti: A Multidisciplinary Roundtable
Please join us for "Discourses of Trauma in Haiti," a multidisciplinary roundtable with Didier Fassin, Erica Caple James, Marie-Guerda Nicolas, and others.
This roundtable is the public event in a 2-day PFIRST (Problem-Focused Interdisciplinary Research-Scholarship Team) working meeting on an ostensibly universal human experience and category of emotional response -- trauma -- and the many disciplinary filters through which we measure and diagnose, pathologize or normalize, treat, historicize, and theorize it. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti presented a public mental health crisis on a massive scale, and correspondingly complex logistical and cultural problems. This roundtable engages global mental health practitioners active in Haiti with anthropologists, history, literature, and language specialists, and clinicians from France, the US, and the Caribbean.
The "Discourses of Trauma in Haiti" PFIRST project is led by Haiti Lab co-directors Laurent Dubois and Deborah Jenson and funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Image: Edouard Duval-Carrié, Le Gateau Affaissé, part of Haiti: History Embedded in Amber