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Healing Communities Conference

February 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pandemics have exposed the interconnections between environmental degradation, disease, and social inequalities calling for a broader conception and understanding of trauma and healing. The “Healing Communities” conference features scholars from diverse backgrounds who will explore the complex and varied ways in which communities across the world have been and are actively engaged in processes of healing from capitalism, colonialism, and environmental degradation.
Keynote Speakers
Dr. ann-elise lewallen
Professor of Pacific and Asian Studies
University of Victoria
Dr. Jane E. Warjri
Lead Research Coordinator for the Khasi Biodiversity Forest Health Project
University of Victoria and University of Arizona
Dr. Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Distinguished Professor and Mellichamp Chair in Globalization
University of California, Santa Barbara

The conference is open to all graduate students, organizations, as well as to the public, with no registration fees. Co sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center of UC Santa Barbara, the History Department, Medieval Studies, the Graduate Student Association, the Queer & Trans Graduate Student Union, and the Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Student Association.


February 25, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020, UCSB
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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