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Samira Thomas

is a PhD candidate in curriculum and pedagogy at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Her research focuses on understanding cosmopolitanism as a curriculum that promotes resilience and wisdom. 

Written by Samira Thomas

Essay/
War and peace
In praise of patience

Resilience is the fashionable prescription for trauma. But bouncing back is not the only – or best – way to bear sorrow

Samira Thomas