Jeffrey Prager

Jeffrey Prager

Jeffrey Prager

Interim Chair, Information Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Sociology)
  • Ph.D., Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute (Psychoanalysis)

Teaching and Research Interests

My research concerns racism, trauma and memory. I examine the role of recognition and acknowledgment in post-conflict societies and the consequences when it does not occur. My work is comparative, focusing on South Africa and the US.

Special interest in past social traumas, and the relation between mechanisms of forgiveness and reparations to the creation of post-traumatic solidaristic communities.