Colloquium: A Continuous Crisis: The Uncertainty of Being Young in Kashmir

2017 Oct 13, Friday
Azim Premji University

About the Lecture

The talk will focus on the responses and reactions by Kashmiri youth following two distinct recent crises—the floods of 2014 and the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s killing in 2016. To contextualize, the speaker will present case histories/stories of young people in Kashmir as they struggle to respond and cope with the conflict and trauma. 

About the Speaker

Prerna (PhD; MSc. Clinical Psychology) is a practicing Psychotherapist in Delhi and has worked as a Consulting Clinical Psychologist for PACT (Parents and Children Against Trafficking and Harm) at Aangan, Mumbai wherein her responsibilities included, teaching counseling skills, weekly supervision, and curriculum development for PACT training. Prerna has previously taught as a Lecturer in Psychology at Miyazaki, Japan and has worked as a therapist with low-income families, at-risk youth (such as former gang members) in Southern California.