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Responses to the shootings targeting mosques in christchurch, new zealand

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Welcome. Kia Ora. أهلا وسهلا.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. My name is Dr. Karen Blair and I am a social psychologist who studies relationships, prejudice, discrimination, violence and health. We are looking for individuals willing to share with us their responses to the recent shootings that targeted a Mosque and Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019.

Documenting the response to violent/targeted shootings was not always an area of research interest for me, but following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, it became clear that the processes of collective and global grief that occur after mass shootings targeting specific minority populations need to be documented, catalogued and preserved. In October of 2018 we collected responses following the shooting in Pittsburgh, PA, and now, sadly, only a few months later we are faced again with another tragic event that has claimed 50 innocent lives. We are interested in hearing from anyone who has has heard of the shootings in order to better understand how people respond to and understand such events in the world. We are particularly interested in hearing from Muslim individuals or anyone in New Zealand, although the survey is open globally to anyone of any faith.


Have questions? 

Send an email to kblair@stfx.ca if you have any questions about participating in this study! 
This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Boards of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.


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