Profile of Jeannie Suk Gersen

Jeannie Suk Gersen

The Classroom in the Age of Trauma
Oct 16, 4:30 PM
Library Lecture Room
Free and open to the public

The concept and language of trauma have become ubiquitous in our culture and society, both before and after #MeToo. How does the idea of trauma shape the classroom experience, for students and for teachers? How does it interact with the imperatives of academic and intellectual discussion in the classroom? What might students and teachers do about it?

Jeannie Suk Gersen is the John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She teaches and writes about a wide range of subjects including criminal law and procedure, family law, constitutional law, sexual assault and harassment, and Title IX. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and Harvard Law School’s Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence and is a contributing writer for newyorker.com.

Sponsored by the Freedom Project, co-sponsored by the Writing Program.