Teaching violence: trauma, professionalisation and humanitarian education
Organiser(s): Eleanor Davey, Jessica Hawkins, Róisín Read

As the number, desirability, and professional weight of humanitarian studies courses continues to grow, more research is needed to understand their multifaceted impacts. This panel seeks to understand the modes of delivery for courses which encounter inequality, conflict, violence and vulnerability as their core themes. Papers are invited from scholars to disseminate, discuss and reflect on experiences of teaching trauma. In particular, papers could address the issues surrounding the teaching of violence and crisis contexts in higher educational settings; the tensions between trauma-affected teaching and the professionalisation of the humanitarian sector; dealing with the impact of vicarious trauma on staff and students alike; how inequalities in global education affect humanitarian studie ..
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