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Katinka Hooyer

Katinka lives and works in Milwaukee, WI where she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Medical Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Her research focuses on the influence of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) label on the everyday experiences of veterans. Specifically, she is concerned with the role that stigma plays in seeking a PTSD diagnosis, pursuing and adhering to treatment and readjusting to civilian life. It is this research and the emotional connections she has made with the people in her study that led her to be involved in the Veteran’s Book Project.