Haiti Lab :: Erica James, Gender-Based Violence, Trauma, and the Politics of Humanitarianism in Haiti
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Erica Caple James is a medical and psychiatric anthropologist whose research interests focus on violence and trauma; humanitarianism; human rights, democratization, and postconflict transition processes; race, gender, and culture; and religion and healing. Her first book, Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti (University of California Press 2010), documents the psychosocial experience of Haitian torture survivors targeted during the 1991-94 coup period and analyzes the politics of humanitarian assistance in "post-conflict" nations making the transition to democracy.
Presented by the FHI Haiti Lab and Duke Law School