Kimberly Howe publishes on trauma in Security Dialogue
Kimberly Howe published “Trauma to self and other: Reflections on field research and conflict” in Security Dialogue, Volume 53, Issue 4. In this article, Kim recognizes that researchers who engage with survivors of conflict and violence face a range of complex ethical issues, often with few resources or little support.She draws on her experience as a trauma therapist and field researcher to bridge the fields of mental health and conflict studies. The article explores two questions: 1) How can a researcher reduce the possibility of retraumatizing or causing psychological harm to study participants? 2) How can a researcher diminish the possibility of being psychologically harmed herself?