Medical Humanities Colloquy 16

Date and Time: Feb 6 Monday, 6pm IST
Venue:  AB 6/201

Title: Trauma, resilience and practices of care in (post)conflict sites: A view from Lebanon

Description: This talk explores the politics of trauma, grief and resilience in Lebanon, drawing implications on the ways in which we survive and recover from violence and the ways in which we are expected to do so by psychiatric, humanitarian and state institutions.

Dr. Lamia Moghnieh is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies and a researcher at the Decolonizing Madness Project at the University of Copenhagen . She is a founding member of the “Ethnography and Knowledge in the Arab region”, a working group engaged in a collaborative exploration of critical ethnographic knowledge in/from/about the Arab region. Her research looks at the interplay and impact of psychiatry on social understandings of self and illness in postcolonial and post-conflict societies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)/South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA).