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Anne Helen Petersen

The language of ambiguous grief

30 mins | Oct 12, 2021
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Do you resonate with this concept? This instalment of Culture Study is an interview with Samira Rajabi, a media studies professor at the University of Colorado. They discuss her research on processing trauma in online spaces, her articulation on “ambiguous grief” and her ongoing research on the phenomenon of Peloton’s stratospheric rise during the pandemic and what its future will look like. “I think I like studying trauma and grief not because of any quality of trauma or grief, but because where traumatic ruptures happen — when the constructs of our worlds get broken — it opens up space to remake those constructs. It’s hopeful. But before we can get to that space of hope, we have to get a space where we acknowledge the grief.”

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