The Ethics of Representing/Re-Presenting Trauma Initiative

The Ethics of Representing/Re-Presenting Trauma Initiative

Co-convened by MaryEllen Higgins, Judith Newman, and Brian Onishi, this initiative focuses on the ethics of lingering trauma in films and eponyms. Using a collective, interdisciplinary approach to ethical dilemmas and solutions, the initiative examines, for example, the representations of discrimination, criminalization, violent conflict, assault, and climate anxiety in film, and the re-presentations of trauma when buildings, awards, and diseases are named after people who have committed ethically egregious acts.

Principal Investigators

Associate Professor of English, Penn State Greater Allegheny
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Psychological, and Social Sciences, Penn State Abington
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Penn State Altoona

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