CWGE Research Seminar

Monday, March 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Jacqueline Barco Presents:

 "Personal and Collective Healing for Women of Color Using the Martial Arts: Preliminary Results of a Qualitative Dissertation"

Trauma and cultural psychology have been critiqued for their failure to account for factors of relationship and place in trauma research, which may reinforce legacies of colonization and negatively affect mental health. Feminist conceptual frameworks and decolonizing research methods have been suggested as tools that can transform the discipline of psychological research and practice offering new possibilities for thinking through research and practices of trauma recovery.

This presentation will outline preliminary findings as the researcher, Jacqueline Barco, a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at the University of Utah and martial arts practitioner for over 15 years, addresses these gaps in psychological trauma using feminist and decolonizing frameworks and individual narratives as data to explore the impact of colonization on women of color and how women of color make meaning of their own healing and recovery from trauma through participation in martial arts. The presentation will include a discussion of how the use of feminist and women of color research methodologies can be transformative in challenging the discipline to think and listen differently.

Email cwge@bgsu.edu to REGISTER