New Media Research Roundtable: Patrick Vinck, Phuong Pham

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PHUONG PHAM is Director of Research at the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Associate Professor at Tulane University’s Payson Center for International Development. She completed a survey on trauma, PSTD, justice, and reconciliation as part of the Human Rights Center’s project, “Communities in Crisis: Justice, Accountability and Social Reconstruction in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.” She is a founding member of the Initiative on Vulnerable Populations and conducts research in northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cambodia, and other areas affected by mass violence.

PATRICK VINCK is the director and co-founder of the Initiative for Vulnerable Populations at the Human Rights Center, where he focuses on managing and implementing empirical studies on the process of social reconstruction in countries affected by mass violence. His work is informed by several years of experience working on development projects in Africa. Vinck also-cofounded KoBo, a digital data collection project to advance human rights research. He serves as a member on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; an Adjunct Associate Professor at Tulane University’s Payson Center for International Development; and a regular consultant on vulnerability analysis to the United Nations World Food Programme. His work has been published in journals covering a wide range of disciplines, including political science, social science, public health and medicine. He graduated as an engineer in applied biological sciences from Gembloux Agricultural University (Belgium), and holds a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University.