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DAY 1: Tuesday, 1 June

PANELS 1: 13:30-15:30

HOME: WELL-BEING AND BECOMING Chair: Eva Melstrom1) Lavinia Țânculescu-Popa. Sleep and rest: an anthropological view of rest manners in the hyperactive Bucharest
2) Tania Perera and Asha L. Abeyasekera. Everyday routines and “world annihilating” doubts: urban middle-class women in Sri Lanka make meaning of their lives during COVID-19 lockdown
3) Avihu Shoshana. The home-self as a result of out-of-home placement
4) Eva Melstrom. Reckoning with returning home: negotiating the nature of the “best-good”
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES IN CONTEXT OF DIVERSITY AND INEQUALITY  
Chairs: Paula Shabel & Mariana García Palacios
1) Xue Han. Embodiments of Marxism ideology education with Chinese characteristics on Tibetan teenagers’ moral development
2) Carolina Di Próspero. “You have to allow yourself to look wide”. Practices and meanings of learning in a context of criminal imprisonment in a jail in Buenos Aires, Argentina
3) Mariana García Palacios & Paula Shabel. Against dualisms. Emotions in ethnographic research on knowledge
4) Carolina Remorini & Esteban Rowensztein. Childhood development as a cultural model: intersections between anthropology and pediatrics
TECHNOLOGY, BODY & SENSES
Chairs: Suzana Jovicic & Thomas Stodulka
1) Molly Hurley-Depret. Listening to the recordings of interviews
2) Judith Albrecht. Sensory experiences and film
3) Suzana Jovicic. The affective triad: smartphone in the ethnographic encounter
4) Gabriella Calchi Novati. “Abyssal self” – psychoanalytical reflections on the age of digital biopolitics

DAY 2: Wednesday, 2 June

PANELS 2: 13:00-15:00

FEEDING AND THE FORMATION OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN CHILDHOOD  
Chairs: Leberecht Funk & Gabriel Scheidecker
Discussant: Nandita Chaudhary
1) Aglaia Chatjouli. Feeding the body – feeding the soul in women circles in contemporary Athens
2) Francesca Mezzenzana. Feeding and being fed: child care and food consumption among the Runa of the Ecuadorian Amazon
3) Bambi L. Chapin. Being fed by hand: cultural models of relationships in children’s everyday experiences in rural Sri Lanka
4) Leberecht Funk. Feeding as an attachment system among the Tao (Taiwan) 
THE PRODUCTION OF SOCIAL NORMS: DISCIPLINE STRATEGIES, AGENCY AND ASYMMETRIES IN CHILDREN’S EDUCATION
Chairs: Chantal Medaets & Mitra Asfari
1) Michelle Lokot. Understanding the practice of corporal punishment
2) Mitra Asfari. Mendicant children’s agency implemented within lineage hierarchy: reconstruction or destruction of social norms?
3) Viviane Caldeira Ramos. Brazilian parents: between nonviolent discipline and corporal punishment
4) Chantal Medaets. The “fools,” the “savages” and us: conceptions of parenting at lower Tapajós
MENTAL HEALTH AND THERAPEUTIC ENCOUNTERS  
Chairs: Lavinia Țânculescu-Popa & Andrew Hodges
1) Kateryna Maltseva. Culture, socioeconomic disadvantage and causal pathways to mental health disparities
2) Mayssa Rekhis. In-between: body-psychotherapies, a beyond-transcultural therapy
3) Maha Natoor. Notq arrives at the clinic: How Druze therapists deal with the phenomenon of remembering and talking about previous incarnation among the Druze in Israel
4) Miguel Alcalde. “That is the therapy”: an anthropological analysis of attention through the lens of hagiotherapy in Croatia
5) Tom Regel. On the search for meaning in the therapeutic encounter: applying psychological anthropology to a deconstructive psychotherapy

PANELS 3: 15:30-17:30

SENSING AND KNOWING: RELATIONAL MODES OF ENGAGEMENT  
Chair: Tamara Turner
1) Pooja Venkatesh. Embodied expertise as anubhava 
2) Tamara Turner. Non-western notions of music, mind, and the body
3) Sibel A. Güngör. Agenda of the other: alternate encounters of theories and practices
4) Emily Pierini. Embodied knowing: healing through mediumistic trance in Brazil
COGNITION, MIND & BODY  
Chairs: Katja Pettinen & Eero Saukkonen
1) Dominika Czarnecka. The good and bad pain. An anthropological approach to understanding pain in female fitness culture
2) Katja Pettinen. The grammar of somatic learning
3) Barbara Götsch. Mentalizing and culture – a culture of mentalizing
4) Ward Keeler. Revisiting shame and stagefright
5) Eero Saukkonen. Imagining profound intellectual disability – navigating uncertainty as a carer (and as a researcher)
COVID-19 ROUNDTABLE  
Chair: Lavinia Țânculescu-Popa
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DAY 3: Thursday, 3 June

PANELS 4: 10:00-12:00

CREATING SAFER SPACES: NAVIGATING THE IMPACTS OF SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE IN ACADEMIC SETTINGS
Chairs: Laura Thurmann & Julia Nina Baumann
1) Katja Girr. Academic mother-/sisterhood and an international researcher’s community combatting sexualized violence in higher education
2) Corey McAuliffe. The hidden labor of staying safe by women in global public health fieldwork
3) Erin Pritchard. Female researcher safety: the difficulties of recruiting participants at conventions for people with dwarfism
4) Hannah Bartels. Students for students – tackling (experiences of) sexualized violence during fieldwork in a self-organized student group
ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO SEARCHES FOR MEANING ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE  
Chair: John Loewenthal
1) Gordon Mathews. Meanings of life and fear of death Aacross the lifecourse in Japan and the United States
2) John Loewenthal. Why do what with one’s time or life? Graduate deliberations about where to find meaning, and whether it should be through work
3) Resto Cruz. How cousin Patrick didn’t become a seaman: refusal and the difficulties of kinship and social mobility
4) Lin Sun. The “happiness impasse”: exploring the ambivalent pursuit of marital happiness in contemporary Urban China
5) Cynthia Sear. “You Make Your Own Luck”: Positive thinking, Luck and Meaning Making amongst the serial entrants of promotional competitions in Australia and the United Kingdom
THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN CULTURE AND COGNITION  
Chair: Victor de Munck
1) Victor de Munck. A new view of cultural models through a case study of courtship practices
2) Harry Walker. Beyond “justice versus care”: the social dynamics of moral judgement in Amazonia
3) Seo-hong Kim, Gyuseog Han – Maum. Korean construction of mind
4) Oleksandr Kuchynskyi. Combining the social theory of Bourdieu and the school of cultural models in language behaviour studies

PANELS 5: 13:00-15:00

STUDENT PANEL  
Chair: Siiri Sintonen
1) Siiri Sintonen. Personality homophily in female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata
2) Frauke Dornberg. Humour and hate – emotional reactions to antimuslim memes on the platform 9gag.com
3) Mariam Lekveishvili. Touch narratives in isolation
4) Yang Yang. Yearning for “the good life”, suffering precarity: the struggles and the life philosophy of a professional artist in austerity UK
MARGINALIZED PERSPECTIVES ON MENTAL HEALTH AND SUFFERING    
Chairs: Matyas Muller & Mayssa Rekhis
1) Victoria K. Sakti. Ageing in displacement and memories of violence in rural Indonesia
2) Hanne Apers. Experiences and attitudes of (mental) healthcare providers with patients who have a culturally different explanatory model on (mental) health
3) Matyas Muller. Recovered, empowered, or proud? Kinds of people with mental illness in the Czech Mental Health Care Reform
4) Ievgeniia-Galyna Lukash. Applied research in recreational drug use in Kyiv, Ukraine
COHERENCE AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE  
Chairs: William Matthews & Ivan Deschenaux
1) Liana E. Chase. Mental illness, therapy, and the real: reflections from post-earthquake Nepal 
2) William Matthews, Ivan Deschenaux. Homo anthropologicus: the anthropological model of a coherent mind and its problems.
3) Mohaddeseh Ziyachi, Nematallah Fazeli. The contradictory schemas of motherhood

PANELS 6: 15:30-17:30


PREDATORY PSYCHOLOGIES EAST AND WEST
Chair: Deborah Tooker
1) Felicity Aulino. Believe It And/Or Not
2) Deborah Tooker. The multiple valences of western psychology among the Akha of Northern Thailand
3) Dessa Bergen-Cico. Mindfulness in the Mekong 
4) Julia Cassaniti. What does a “full” mind look like, anyway? Global trajectories of mentality and mental health from Southeast Asia
5) Jie Yang. Confucianism, counseling and moral psychology in China
DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN’S UNDERSTANDING OF SOCIAL ROLES AND NORMS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Chairs: Anni Kajanus & Natalia Buitron
1) Fabrice Clément. The forgotten role of emotions in the transmission of cultural values
2) Anni Kajanus. Children’s cooperation in two Chinese communities
3) Jan David Hauck. Co-operation and responsibility in Aché children’s peer group Interaction
4) Natalia Buitron. Role-playing and the formalisation of morality in an Amazonian society
5) Maija-Eliina Sequeira. Follow the Leader: a study of children’s understanding and construction of social hierarchies in Finland
NEOLIBERALISM AND MENTAL HEALTH  
Chairs: Keir James Cecil Martin & James Davies
Discussant: James Davies
1) Ragnhild Bjørnsen: The globally mobile person: neoliberal narratives of privilege, or empathy embodied?
2) Nadia Augustyniak. Somehow we can help: negotiating social and economic inequality within the counselling process in Sri Lanka’s central province
3) Kathrin Bauer. She’s an earthquake – and the joy of my life: ADHD and everyday life of Colombian families 
4) Sean Dowdy. Psychotherapeutic deixis and the end of history, or why neoliberal agency thrives in the “here-and-now”