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Incoming Stanford University CASBS Fellow (2021-22)

Dr. Jennifer M Gómez has been awarded the Stanford University CASBS Fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year!

CASBS, or the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, brings together deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities to advance understanding of the full range of human beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and institutions. A leading incubator of human-centered knowledge, CASBS facilitates collaborations across academia, policy, industry, civil society, and government to collectively design a better future.

March 2021 (for 2021-22 academic year)

Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities

Published!

Special Issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation: Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities

Co-Editors: Jennifer M. Gómez, Ph.D., Robyn L. Gobin, Ph.D., & Melissa L. Barnes, M.S.

Gómez, J. M., Gobin, R. L., & Barnes, M. (2021). Discrimination, violence, and healing within marginalized communities. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 22(2), 135-140. https://10.1080/15299732.2021.1869059

Abstract 

Discrimination and violence together impact how marginalized people experience and heal from trauma. From the inception of this special issue, our goal was to contribute timely trauma research, as discrimination and violence are historical and modern cornerstones of our society. However, we could not have predicted just how timely this special issue now is in light of the sociopolitical shifts that occurred in Spring 2020. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic increased focus on physical and mental health disparities, while anti-Black police violence in the U.S. and the resultant protests in the U.S. and abroad shifted the mainstream narrative of trauma and discrimination. Now with heightened awareness, trauma researchers and practitioners have a responsibility to work toward understanding the impetuses, functions, and implications of interpersonal trauma for all people. The six articles in this special issue delineate the impact of violence, such as police brutality and military sexual trauma, and discrimination, such as anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, and historical trauma, among families of Color, African American women, ethnically diverse Veterans, Muslim American youth, women Veterans, and communities of Color. Refusing to leave us without hope, the work of this special issue identifies clear pathways of healing, from strength-based therapeutic approaches to community-level healing, and ultimately, the eradication of inequality altogether. As such, this special issue rediscovers what subversive activists, advocates, and researchers have envisioned for future society: a world in which discrimination, marginalization, violence, and oppression is not insidiously laced within every fabric of our culture and our lives. 

March 2021

Stanford University CASBS Episode

Panelist on Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) episode in Social Science for the World in Crisis Series, What Institutional Courage Looks Like.

February 2021

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit- 2020

Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez gave a talk and co-authored a poster at the 2nd Annual National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine Action Collaborative to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit

Talk: Cultural Betrayal Sexual Harassment Against Black Undergraduates: Implications for Addressing Power & Inequality in Higher Ed, beginning at 2:41, (Gómez, 2020)

Poster: Sexual Harassment & The Sciences: How The Data Can Inform Local & National Policy (Albright, Gómez, & Martinez, 2020)

October 2020

Center for Institutional Courage

Founded by nationally-renowned trauma researcher, Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd, the Center for Institutional Courage is a non-profit organization that uses research and community engagement to identify ways for organizations to engage in institutional courage, thus making them more 
accountable, equitable, healthy places for everyone. 

Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez is on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Research Advisory Committee

March 2020

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit- 2019

Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez was an invited plenary panelist at the 1st Annual National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine Action Collaborative to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed Summit

Panel: Attending to How Sexual Harassment Manifests for Individuals with Marginalized Identities

19-20 November 2019

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

With Help Not Handcuffs, Inc., presented Institutional Betrayal Against People Who Use Drugs as part of the panel, How The Treatment/Recovery Narrative Perpetuates Harm and Human Rights Violations at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria.

Gómez’ portion of the full panel

As of 25 August 2019, this video has been viewed over 100 times

March 2018

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