Stevan Weine

Director, International Center on Responses to Catastrophes


Stevan Weine

Stevan Weine, director of International Center on Responses to Catastrophes / Photo: Jenny Fontaine

Dr. Stevan Weine is professor of psychiatry in the UIC College of Medicine and director of UIC’s International Center on Responses to Catastrophes. He develops and looks for ways to deliver culturally-sensitive mental health and support services to the victims of mass violence, deprivation, terrorism, displacement and disease.

Weine’s research encompasses the personal, familial, social, and historical dimensions of trauma and refugee migration. He was principal investigator of a study of rescued Bosnian and Kosovar families in Chicago, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and a study on radicalization and terrorist recruitment of Somali Americans, funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

Weine is author of two books: “When History is a Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina,” published in 1999, and “Testimony and Catastrophe: Narrating the Traumas of Political Violence” (2006).

Subject areas:

  • Radicalization and terrorist recruitment of youth
  • Psychological impact of catastrophe
  • Psychological issues of refugees and victims of ethnic cleansing
  • Migrant worker mental health
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