Christina Weber will visit Bismarck State College to present her work with veterans and their families and how they’ve been impacted by war and trauma.
Weber, an associate professor of sociology at North Dakota State University, will give her presentation at 2 p.m. Monday in the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence Basin Electric Auditorium.
“Many people are either veterans, family of veterans or friends of veterans and the effects of war and trauma are something that many people find hard to talk about,” Michael Tomanek, of the Bringing Humanities to Life Committee, said. “People want to be supportive but don’t always know how.”
Weber wrote “Social Memory and War Narratives: Transmitted Trauma among Children of Vietnam Veterans,” published in 2015. In her book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation.
Weber’s presentation is free and open to the public.