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In addition to the post-publication activities for Living Beyond Terrorism: Israeli Stories of Hope and Healing I am involved in several other projects, all in different stages, related to my ongoing commitment to make a positive difference in people’s lives and the communities in which they live and work. more...


While Living Beyond Terrorism presents the voices of those who live with and beyond terrorism, the findings from my research are documented in both my PhD dissertation – "Finding Meaning and Growth in the Aftermath of Suffering: Israeli Civilian Survivors of Suicide Bombings and Other Attacks" (Fielding Graduate University, 2006, available at ProQuest/UMI dissertations/theses, publication number 3234197) – and in peer-reviewed journal articles.

Traumatology article
Transforming Trauma: Space for Growth and Meaning-Making after Adversity article (pp. 3-6)
The International Forum for Logotherapy article


My interest in understanding survivors – their voices, their faces, and their passions – began years ago as I heard the extraordinary stories of Holocaust survivors, in particular those few members of my family who survived. My interest was further strengthened in the summer of 1995 when I participated in the Turning Point ’95 International Leadership Intensive held at Auschwitz-Birkenau more...

Never Erased in My Mind: My Life as a Child Survivor of the Minsk Ghetto, the Forest, and the Gulag, Esfir (Esther) Kaplan Lupyan (Translated by Miriam “Marina” Lupyan, Edited by Zieva Dauber Konvisser), iUniverse (2019)
Resilience: Navigating Challenges of Modern Life (Fielding Monograph Series) (Volume 12) article


In 2003, when I was working on my research with survivors of terrorism in Israel, I was introduced to the Israel Center for Psychotrauma (ICTP) of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, a world-renowned innovator in the research and treatment of the wide-ranging effects of psychotrauma and in proactively building resilience in traumatized populations. more...

Veteran and Family Reintegration: Identity, Healing, and Reconciliation (Fielding Monograph Series) (Volume 8) article


My current innovative research project addresses two topics which previously have received little attention - the psychological consequences of wrongful conviction in the understudied population of women exonerees and the possibility of positive change concurrent with the lasting effects of their traumatization. more...

DePaul Journal for Social Justice article
Innocence Project in Print Interview (pp. 8-9)
Texas A&M Law Review article
Embodied Learning and Social Transformation article (Part 5)
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice article
Journal of Transformative Education article