Trauma’s Spatial Turn: Contending with Violence through(out) Research

Canadian Association of Geographers Annual General Meeting & Conference June 7-11, 2021 Abstract – Panel Presentation Trauma is, unfortunately, a near-ubiquitous human experience. Despite the everyday, embodied, and relational importance of trauma-informed approaches, until recently Geography has been reluctant to undertake the exploration of emotions vital to contending with trauma(s) and its aftereffects. This panel […]

Collective Action and Childhood Sexual Abuse: Autoethnography of a Strike

Abstract All too often, narratives of sexual violence focus on the victim-perpetrator dichotomy, rather than focusing on creating community-centred, collective responses to violence. Further, while there is a tradition of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivor-penned narratives/autobiographies, such accounts are often subject to social and cultural deconstruction processes. This tendency to “deconstruct” survivor narratives, whereby researchers […]