The Past is Present: Mass Atrocities and Intergenerational Trauma
Thursday, December 3, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Researchers who study mass atrocities have long understood that the consequences of violence continue to impact communities even as decades pass. New scientific research suggests that not only are there social, political, financial and historical affects, but there are also changes in the DNA of those who experience trauma. What is more, these changes are passed on to subsequent generations. Join Tufts faculty in a multi-disciplinary discussion of the intergenerational effects of trauma. Panelists will reflect on “The Science of Suffering,” a New Republicarticle detailing the new research on DNA and trauma, as it relates to their own research.
Kendra Field, Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies;
Barbara Grossman, Professor of Drama in the Department of Drama and Dance;
Dyan Mazurana, Research Director, Feinstein International Center and Associate Research Professor, The Fletcher School;
Lisa Shin, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology.