Genocide researchers experiencing vicarious trauma & secondary traumatic stress
I am collaborating with Dr. Andy Wilczak on a book about vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress in academia. We're looking to speak with students & faculty about how they've been affected by their work. This is not an academic study, but rather a work of journalism and creative nonfiction. My own experience in genocide studies has shown me that this field is particularly risky terrain for researchers in regards to vicarious trauma and similar mental health issues. If you're doing (or have done) work that has traumatized you somehow & want to share your story, we want to hear from you. We think there are a lot of people who have come out of academia negatively impacted because of the work they're doing, and these stories need to be told. Please feel free to reach out to me if you'd like to be involved in this endeavor.