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Annie Stopford's publications over the last fifteen years have primarily explored intercultural and interracial contact zones, and in more recent years, connections between structural violence and contemporary conditions of violence and trauma in the U.S.  

Annie’s Ph.D. psychosocial research into African and non-African Australian families led to publications in the fields of African Studies, psychoanalysis and Critical Psychology.  Book chapters about her field research in Baltimore have been published in the fields of trauma studies and interdisciplinary violence studies. 

Her book Trauma and Repair: Confronting Segregation and Violence in America (Lexington, 2020) is a study of the traumatic impact of contemporary and historical violence on low income segregated communities and neighborhoods in four American locations; Baltimore, Oakland, New Orleans and Elaine (Arkansas). Read more.

A selection of Annie's publications:

Baltimore past and present: The violent state of segregation. With Gardnel Carter. In J. Adlam, J. Gilligan, T. Kluttig, B.X. Lee & J.L. Young (eds) Violent States and Creative States. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London (2018)

Mass incarceration and the "new Jim Crow": An interview with Michelle Alexander. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, (2014) 19, 379- 391 

“There’s no trust at all, in anything”: Psychosocial perspectives on trauma in a distressed African American neighborhood. In O'Loughlin, M. & Charles, M. (Eds.) Fragments of Trauma and the Social Production of Suffering. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014, 221-242

Cambodia’s suffering: Reflections on two journeys to a “broken society”. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Vol. 16, Issue 2, 209 -217, 2011

Leaving “home”: The challenges of living with radical cultural difference. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Oct. 2009, 45 (4) 444-466.

Mothering children of African descent: Hopes, fears and strategies of white birth mothers. Journal of Pan African Studies, Nov. 2007 Vol. 2 No 1

Psychoanalysis and interraciality: Asking different questions. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Sept 2007, Vol. 12, Issue 3, 205-225.

Trans global families: The application of African conceptual and ethical systems to African-western relationships and families, Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 2006, Issue 8.

Hold the cloth that absorbs tears: Migration, money and mutuality in African Australian relationships, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2006, Vol. 7, Number 1, 15 – 30.

Researching postcolonial subjectivities: The application of relational psychoanalysis to psycho-social research, The International Journal of Critical Psychology 2004, Issue 10, 13-35.

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