Patrick Fuller ’21
Nicholas Crenshaw ’20
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary O’Keeffe, Psychology
Creating a Community: Stories of Resilience is inspired by both the work of MIT Professor Daniel Jackson, in Portraits of Resilience, and the concept of StoryCorps, an audio catalogue of “humanity’s stories.” We recorded tales of resilience from students, faculty, and staff at Providence College using the video chat program Zoom and the audio recording platform Zencastr. In doing so, we emphasized the “ordinary” nature of resilience and how basic protections like a healthy brain, close relationships, committed families, and effective communities have all been linked to high resilience (Masten, 2014). Participants in oral history projects commonly view sharing personal stories positively, and they find value in knowing that others may benefit from hearing about their experiences.
4-22-2020 12:00 AM