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How We Speak About Trauma with Dr. Biz Herman

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Sun, Apr 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

Dr. Biz Herman is a Borders and Boundaries Postdoctoral Fellow with the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines how experiencing violence in the context of conflict and forced migration shapes social cohesion and prospects for sustainable peace. She is a Visiting Scholar at The New School for Social Research’s Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, a member of the Human Trafficking Vulnerability Lab, and previously served as a Fulbright Fellow to Bangladesh and an Innovation Fellow at Beyond Conflict’s Innovation Lab, which applies research findings from cognitive and behavioral science to the study of social conflict. Biz received her Ph.D. in political science from University of California–Berkley and her B.A. in political science and economics from Tufts University. In addition to her academic work, Biz is an Emmy-nominated visual journalist. In 2019, she was the lead photographer and researcher on “The Women of the 116th Congress” for The New York Times, which featured portraits of 130 women serving in the 116th Congress. The story ran as a special section and was subsequently published as a book with a foreword by Roxane Gay. More information on her work is available at

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