FAQ ●  Resources ● Giving
Select Page

Punishing Trauma
Institutional and Individual Responses and Consequences for Children’s Adversities
A Conference at Columbia University in the City of New York | Friday, April 26th 2019

Call for Papers
Although the problem of mass incarceration has recently received more wide-spread scrutiny, the negative
consequences of incarceration on children, families, and communities receive less attention and remain under
addressed and poorly understood. Punishing Trauma aims to provide an interdisciplinary space for conversations between graduate students, faculty, and members of the community who work with, study, and confront these pressing concerns. Academic perspectives must be in conversation with community perspectives for justice to be truly served. To this end, we invite submissions from doctoral students in any discipline on topics examining the impact and consequences of punishment and surveillance, broadly conceived, on children, families, and communities. We also invite community organizers and activists, policy-makers, and individuals directly impacted by mass incarceration and mass supervision, who are currently working to mitigate these impacts, and who bring invaluable experience and critical perspectives, linking academic and community perspectives. Equitable responses to mass incarceration and mass supervision require transdisciplinary and community-based solutions. Punishing Trauma intends to serve as a venue for these crucial connections and conversations.
We invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to the following:
– Race, gender, sexuality, and class dimensions of intergenerational trauma
– Causes and consequences of housing instability on children/the homeless-to-prison pipeline
– Health effects of stigma on children and over the life course
– Racialized othering and the criminalization of students of color
– Schools and other institutional responses to trauma
– Adaptation and resilience to intergenerational trauma and onslaught
– Institutional responses in education to promote empathetic school environments
– Community and youth responses to urban adversities
Please submit extended abstracts (500-1,000 words) and contact information to:
http://bit.ly/punishingtrauma
Deadline January 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Successful applicants will be informed by February 11th.
Limited travel grants will be available to select conference participants
Questions? Contact punishingtrauma@gmail.com

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.