About trauma theory.com

DSC00249_edited-2Traumatheory.com combines reviews of books about trauma with thoughts on everything from the state of PTSD in DSM 5 to whether the diagnosis of PTSD even makes sense. Trauma has become a popular category from which to analyze everything from literature to history. One recent work discovers PTSD in Psalm 137, another in the Epic of Gilgamesh. While trauma is no doubt real, its expression is a social and political construction.  All categories are that. But it means we need to take a critical look at the category of trauma. That’s what my blog posts do. The replies are especially valuable.

My name is C. Fred Alford, and I’ve been a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1979.  All posts are my own.

I have published lots of books and professional articles on trauma.  If you want to learn more about me, this link will take you to my university web page, http://gvpt.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Alford/C.%20Fred

You can contact me at calford@umd.edu         I’d be glad to hear from you, and even more interested in your comments on my posts.


Comments (2)

  1. chris


    the power of what you write derives from its simplicity. it’s a rare thing.

  2. CF, can you possibly enable a “follow” option on your blog? It would make it easier to, well, follow it. Tx.

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