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Colette Berbesque
Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Inter-Disciplinary AnthropologyDepartment of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton

 

Colette Berbesque is an evolutionary anthropologist with particular research interests in human ecology, the evolution of the hominin diet, and the evolution of cooperation, prestige, and hierarchy. For more than a decade, her research has included fieldwork with the Hadza of Tanzania, one of the last extant hunter-gatherer populations. Through analysis of behavioural data from the Hadza as well as from other hunter-gatherer groups, she investigates aspects of human evolution, including: strategies of food procurement and provisioning, cooperation, reputation, and sexual selection and gender.

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Giuseppe Bolotta
Contract Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & Research Associate, Asia Research Institute’s Religion and Globalisation Cluster, National University of Singapore

Giuseppe Bolotta is a socio-cultural anthropologist and psychologist. He has conducted research in Thailand and Sierra Leone on marginalised childhoods, (religious) NGOs, and the cultural politics of child-focused humanitarianism. He is currently Contract Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Milano-Bicocca’s Department of Sociology and Social Research and Research Associate of the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute.

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Flavia Cangià
Post Doc Researcher Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)National Center of Competence in Research NCCR – On the Move

 

Flavia Cangià is Post Doc Researcher at the Institute of Psychology and Education of the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) collaborating on a project on families in repeated geographical mobility as part of the National Center of Competence in Research NCCR – On the Move. She has conducted ethnographic and qualitative research in various contexts (Japan, Malaysia, Italy, Switzerland), and she is interested in migration and mobility, work transitions, imagination, sociocultural diversity, emotions, precarity, childhood and youth.​

NCCR – on the move | National Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus | nccr-onthemove.ch

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Ariel Cascio
Postdoctoral researcher Institut de recherches cliniques de MontréalPragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit

 

 

Ariel Cascio is trained as an anthropologist and currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in pragmatic health ethics. Her research focuses on social issues related to autism spectrum conditions, especially identity, subjectivity, and biopolitics. She has conducted research on these issues in Italy, France, Germany, the US, and Canada. Dr. Cascio is currently based in North America, but she choosed to join the ENPA because most of her research has taken place in Europe (Italy, mostly).

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Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo
Sociocultural anthropologist Humboldt University BerlinInstitute of Asian and African Studies

 

 

Rosa Cordillera Castillo is a Filipina sociocultural anthropologist. Her dissertation (2017, FU Berlin), an ethnography of Maguindanaon adherents of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Southern Philippines, explores the workings of imagination in the formation of subjectivities and in the (un)making of the Bangsamoro imagined community by giving attention to imagination’s links with memory, temporality, emotions, and action. Her current research among Filipino supporters of Rodrigo Duterte, Alternative für Deutschland, and Donald Trump in the Philippines, Germany, and the United States respectively, looks at how social categories are conceptualized, discussed, and deployed by these Filipinos in their understandings of, and stances towards, certain pressing issues in the Philippines and in their countries of residence abroad.

Website: https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/en/region/southeastasia/sea/history/staff/rosa-castillo

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Liana Chase
Doctoral candidate SOAS University of LondonAnthropology

 

 

Liana Chase is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at SOAS University of London and hold a M.Sc. in social and transcultural psychiatry from McGill University. Her research is situated at the intersection of anthropology and psychiatry, engaging ethnographic methods to generate insights into processes of suffering, healing, and care in humanitarian settings. Her current research looks at the post-earthquake mental health response in Nepal.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff132223.php

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Yu-Chun Chen
PhD candidate, Social-Anthropology Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Inter-Disciplinary AnthropologyDepartment of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton

 

Yu-Chun Chen embarks on a PhD program in social anthropology at the University of Roehampton, with a project of ‘Become and becoming a dancer: the ethnography of the Taipei Dance Circle’. Before this PhD degree, she studied Sociology for eight years in the Universities in Taiwan. She was also an editor for Renlai Monthly magazine from 2010 to 2013 which concerning on the cultural, social and spiritual issues in Asia and throughout the world.

http://www.roehampton.ac.uk |http://www.erenlai.com/tw

http://eportfolios.roehampton.ac.uk/anthroehampton/

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Dimitri Chubinidze
Ph.D. Department Head Scientific Research & Development Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, GeorgiaFaculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences

 

 

Dimitri Chubinidze received his Ph.D. in psychological anthropology from Tbilisi State University (“Georgian Proverbs & Cultural Models of Adaptive Behavior, 2018).  During his dissertation project, D. Chubinidze was trained in psychological anthropology at Emory University and UC San Diego.

Dimitri Chubinidze’s research interests include the study of theoretical and methodological issues of cultural cognition with a central focus on cultural models of person and action, ritualized behavior, problem-solving and adaptive behavior strategies, metaphorical reasoning, meaning-making, theory of mind, psychology of set (Einstellung) and extrospection.

He teaches courses on Intro to Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, Cultural Cognition, Cognitive Psychology, Attitude Theory, Social and Evolutionary Psychology.

Currently, Dimitri Chubinidze is the head of the Scientific Research & Development Department at the faculty of psychology & educational sciences, TSU; Invited lecturer at Tbilisi State University, Free university of Tbilisi and Agricultural University of Georgia; member of the working group Study of Psychological Set & Attitude Correction at Tbilisi State Medical University and the executive manager of the international Georgian Psychological Journal.

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Florin Cristea
PhD candidate, Student Assistant Freie Universität BerlinDepartment of Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

Florin Cristea is a PhD candidate at the Insitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. His current research combines methods and epistemologies stemming from psychological and medical anthropology and focuses on the emotional dimension of mental illnesses. In his previous work he surveyed diagnostic uncertainty and clinical experience. He has conducted a six-month research in a psycho-social reintegration center in Romania, and a three-month research in a mental hospital in Tanga, Tanzania. He is a member of the working group Psychological Anthropology of the German Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

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Jason Danely
Senior Lecturer of Anthropology Oxford Brookes University

 

 

Jason Danely is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. He studied psychological anthropology under Spiro, D’Andrade and Parish at the UC, San Diego, where he became interested in ritual and subjectivity in old age. His first book, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan (2014, RUP), argues Japanese cultural narratives of loss provide symbolic structures for grieving against the backdrop of demographic change. Jason’s current research projects include compassion and family caregiving and post-carceral elderly care.

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James Davies
Reader University of RoehamptonDepartment of Life Sciences

 

 

James Davies graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a D.Phil in Social and Medical anthropology. He is a Reader in Social Anthropology and Mental Health at the University of Roehampton and a qualified psychotherapist. His books include The Making of Psychotherapists: an anthropological analysis, and the bestseller Cracked: why psychiatry is doing more harm than good. He edited Emotions in the Field: the psychology and anthropology of fieldwork experience and The Sedated Society: the causes and harms of our psychiatric drug epidemic. He is co-founder of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, which is now secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (https://prescribeddrug.org/).

Along with Dr. Keir Martin and Dr. Thomas Stodulka, Dr. James Davies founded this network (ENPA) in January 2018.

http://jamesdaviesauthor.com/

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Jonas Ecke
Anthropology Researcher Freelance

Dr. Jonas Ecke, scholar-practitioner in the field of humanitarian aid, is a trained anthropologist. He received his PhD in Anthropology at Purdue University in the United States. Dr. Ecke’s current research focuses on the psychological changes that occur during the post-return integration of refugee returnees in Liberia, West Africa. He has also gathered extensive work experiences with international humanitarian aid organizations in several African countries (e.g. CARE in Ghana, Mentor Initiative in Liberia and Everyday Peace Indicators project in South Sudan).”

Dr. Jonas Ecke said: “I should mention that my research on (the continuities and discontinuities) in trauma following displacement is only just beginning.  My previous research was on discontinuities and discontinuities in religious changes in exile and following the repatriation.  I want to bring these religious theories into conversation with psychological findings on continuities and discontinuities following traumatic experiences”.

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Vladimer Lado Gamsakhurdia
Assistant professor of Psychological anthropology Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University , GeorgiaDepartment of Psychology

 

 

Vladimer Lado Gamsakhurdia has obtained PhD degree in psychological anthropology from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 2016 and has been holding the position of assistant professor there ever since.

Vladimer Gamsakhurdia worked as a visiting research fellow at the universities of Luxembourg, Aalborg, Fribourg, Basque Country and at CHD department, at the university of Chicago.

His research is focused on the idea of dialogicality, sociocultural changes and ‘Self’s’ adaptation to it. He is currently concentrated on the development of the theory of proculturation.

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Anne Sigfrid Grønseth
Professor Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, LillehammerSocial Anthropology

 

Anne Sigfrid Grønseth is Professor in Social Anthropology at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, where she directs the Research Migration and Diversity Studies. Lost Selves and Lonely Persons: Experiences of Illness and Well-Being among Tamil Refugees in Norway (2010) is her major work. Her research has expanded to include asylum-seekers and child care protection services with concern for belonging and wellbeing, self and personhood, dwelling and being, rituals and performance, while also engaging methodology and modes of knowledge. These interests are represented in her edited volumes The Ethics of Knowledge Creation (2017, with Lisette Josephides), Being Human, Being Migrant (2013), and Mutuality and Empathy (2010, with Dona Lee Davis).

https://www.inn.no/om-hoegskolen/ansatte/anne-gronseth

Editor of Nordic Journal of Social Research (NJSR)

http://journals.hioa.no/index.php/njsr

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Hazaz-Berger Hagar
PhD candidate The Hebrew University of JerusalemDepartment of Sociology & Anthropology

 

 

Hagar Hazaz Berger is a Ph.D candidate at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. She is also a Lecturer at the Occupational Therapy School at the Hebrew University and at College of Management Academic Studies and nursing Schools. She is interested in meaning, identity, protest, searching for meaning, everyday life, suffering, and emotions.

Her current research project is searching for meaning and identity construction during social protest. Hagar is a co-founder of the Israel Psychological anthropology section in the Israeli Anthropological Association and a co-editor of the Israeli sociological Association newsletter.

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Amir Hampel
Junior Fellow Southern University of Science and Technology, ChinaSociety of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

 

 

Amir Hampel received his PhD from the University of Chicago’s Department of Comparative Human Development in 2017. His research has focused on young professionals in China who are studying public speaking and social skills. This work analyzes self-help psychology in the context of rapid social change, and the role of a globalizing self-help in local cultural politics. He is now studying therapeutic massage for children in China. This project asks how various experts produce knowledge about children’s psychosocial development.

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Edda Heyken
Research Associate Freie Universität BerlinInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, CRC 1171 Affective Societies

 

Edda Heyken is a Doctoral Researcher working in the anthropological-psychiatric project “Affective Efforts of Migration: South and North Vietnamese Lifeworlds in Separated and Reunified Berlin” at the in the CRC “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin. In her doctoral thesis, she addresses the question of how affects influence memory-making processes as well as non-/belonging in the lives of elderly South Vietnamese refugees in Berlin. Her research interests encompass memory and silence from a psychological anthropological perspective.

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Andrew Hodges
Postdoctoral Researcher Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

 

 

Andrew Hodges is a social anthropologist based at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany. His areas of expertise include the anthropology of football fan cultures, and the post-socialist transformation of work in Serbia and Croatia. He is a transactional analysis trainee interested in psychotherapy, and has worked as research project evaluator for the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).

https://andrewjhodges.net/

For ENPA, Andrew is the person in charge with the IT/Web & mailing list.

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Mirjam Holleman
Anthropologist University of AlabamaBiocultural Medical anthropology PhD. 2019

Using a novel approach to existing methods in cognitive anthropology, Mirjam Holleman developed an intra-culturally sensitive yet cross-culturally replicable and comparative way of measuring attitudes toward people with physical disabilities in order to assess the social integration of this group in the mental maps of non-disabled citizens and in society. Her field research in Poland provides a pilot study for these methodologies, which she hopes to apply on a larger and more comparative scale in other regions throughout Europe.

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Suzana Jovičić
PhD Researcher Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of ViennaDepartment of Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

Suzana Jovičić studied Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology (MSc) at the Brunel University, London. In 2017 she received the DOC-team scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is currently a PhD researcher at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. Her dissertation focuses on personhood, sociality and “technologies of the self” in the context of digital media technology. It hence attempts to connect approaches from Psychological and Digital Anthropology in an ethnographic study among Viennese adolescents.

For ENPA, Suzana is the person in charge with Communications & web content.

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Hyang-Jin Jung
Professor Seoul National UniversityDepartment of Anthropology

 

 

Hyang-Jin Jung received her Ph.D.in 2001 in cultural anthropology from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. Her research interests lie in the intersection among culture, self, and emotion, with U.S. and the two Koreas as her primary anthropological sites. Her ongoing research projects include the emotional culture of the postmodern American society, the psychocultural underpinnings of the North Korean statehood and society, and education and the socialization of affect in South Korea.

Editor, Korean Anthropology Review | http://www.kanthroreview.comkareview@snu.ac.kr

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Anni Kajanus
Assistant Professor University of HelsinkiSocial and Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Anni Kajanus is an Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki. Her research explores human cooperation, competition and conflict in China and the UK. A social anthropologist, Anni has also trained in experimental methods at the Department of Psychology, Harvard. Her work combines methods and approaches from anthropology and developmental psychology, to ground research in an in-depth understanding of children’s learning environments, while adding systematic elements that enable comparisons across age groups and populations; and to produce questions and findings that have bearing across cognitive and social sciences.

https://tuhat.helsinki.fi/portal/en/persons/anni-kajanus(7c1ae44f-7cf4-46ea-aa3e-5777490e46e1).html

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Ward Keeler
Professor University of TexasDepartment of Anthropology

 

 

Ward Keeler‘s research interests focus on the tenor of social interaction in three Southeast Asian societies: Central Java and Bali (both in Indonesia), and lowland Burma. He is particularly interested in the interface of psychology and anthropology with respect so notions of the self, gender, and hierarchy. Currently, professor Ward is also a fellow at Hansewissenschaftskolleg in Delmenorst.

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Ivana Maček
Associate Professor Stockholm UniversityDepartment of Social Anthropology

 

 

Ivana Maček is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, and a licensed psychotherapist. Since 1990s, she has done research, written, and lectured on mass political violence in Bosnia and Hercegovina, comparative genocide, anthropological methods with special focus on the non-symbolic communication, engagement of Swedish professionals in global warzones, as well as memory and intergenerational transmission of war experiences within Bosnian families in Sweden. Her major international publications are Sarajevo Under Siege (PENN 2009), and Engaging Violence (Routledge 2014).

https://www.socant.su.se/english/research/our-researchers/ivana-maček

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Keir Martin
Associate Professor University of OsloSocial Anthropology

 

 

Keir Martin is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He conducted fieldwork on social stratification in Papua New Guinea and is author of the 2013 monograph The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shots. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently completing an edited volume on Psychotherapy and Anthropology to appear with Karnac Books.

Along with Dr. James Davies and Dr. Thomas Stodulka, Dr. Keir Martin founded this network (ENPA) in January 2018.

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David Mosse
Professor, Fellow of the British Academy SOAS University of LondonDepartment of Anthropology & Sociology

 

 

David Mosse is a Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS with current research interests in the anthropology of mental life, distress and survival, and in mental healthcare systems, therapeutic practices and public policy in the UK and South Asia. This includes ethnographic and public engagement in approaches to psychiatric crisis and suicide prevention across cultures.

He is currently involved in Open Dialogue as a model of mental healthcare as practitioner and ethnographer. At SOAS he teaches modules on Mind, Culture & Psychiatry.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31472.php

Latest book: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520273498

Recent open access article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X18301943

Recent article:https://doi.org/10.1177/1360780418797718

 

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Matyáš Müller
Researcher National Institute of Mental HealthSocial Psychiatry

 

 

Matyáš Müller takes part in several projects in the NIMH, currently being mostly involved in the project Destigmatization which is a part of the reform of the mental health care in Czech Republic. He used to work in a community mental health care facility where he also conducted research for his master thesis. He studied general anthropology in Prague, psychological and psychiatric anthropology at Brunel University in London and did his Ph.D. studies at a Faculty of Science at Prague – program philosophy and history of science. His areas of interest include: I. broader cultural, historical and philosophic context of psychiatry, II. the subjective experience of people with mental illness (what metaphors including religious they use to understand it, what it existentially means for them and what resources for recovery they find), III. interaction of Western mental health care practices and non-Western/alternative healing methods. Apart from that, he is in the psychotherapeutic training – body-oriented school.

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Marjorie Murray
Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Principal Researcher at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research CIIR

 

Marjorie Murray is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Principal Researcher at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research CIIR. She is interested in parenting, early socialization and care; aspiration and its temporalities; and material culture and consumption. Her current research project studies parenting and care in Santiago de Chile, focusing on the ways in which social aspirations, territorial and cultural flows take place together with an intensification of normativity and social demands upon parenting.

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Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
Senior Lecturer Goldsmiths, University of London, UKSociology

 

 

Sevasti-Melissa Nolas is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research areas include: human agency and lived experience, childhood, youth and family lives, civic and political practices across the life course, and publics creating methodologies. She is the Principal Investigator of the ERC funded Connectors Study and the co-editor of entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography.

http://www.gold.ac.uk/sociology/staff/nolas-sevasti-melissa/

Co-Director https://childhoodpublics.org

Co-Editor https://entanglementsjournal.org/

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Samuele Poletti
PhD candidate University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UKDepartment of Social Anthropology

 

 

Samuele Poletti‘s doctoral research is focused on the perception(s) of death in the Sinja Valley of Jumla District (Western Nepal), and how this may shed light upon the ways in which people make sense of existence. Besides resorting to the classic instrument of academic writing, he is interested in the possibilities that photography may offer as a complementary means to the ethnographic description, not least by virtue of a communicative immediacy not always possible in the written text. He is member of: Swiss Anthropological AssociationAmerican Anthropological Association (AAA);  Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS); Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC).

http://www.samuelepoletti.com

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Antonius C.G.M. Robben
Professor Utrecht UniversityDepartment of Anthropology

 

 

Antonius C.G.M. Robben is a Professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He received a Ph.D. (1986) from the University of California, Berkeley, and has conducted fieldwork on fishermen in northeast Brazil, and political violence, enforced disappearances, and socio-cultural traumas in Argentina. His monographs include Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina (2005), which won the Textor Prize from the American Anthropological Association in 2006 for Excellence in Anthropology, and Argentina Betrayed: Memory, Mourning, and Accountability (2018).

http://www.uu.nl/staff/trobben

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Victoria K. Sakti
Research Group ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany

 

 

Victoria K. Sakti holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her doctoral research was a multi-sited ethnography of social trauma and repair in Timor-Leste and Indonesia. She grounds her approach in psychological anthropology, with research interests including emotion, memory and violence, and transnational and forced migration. She holds an MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK and a BA in Psychology from Atma Jaya Catholic University, Indonesia. Her new research examines the experience of ageing in protracted displacement.

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Annemarie Samuels
Assistant Professor Leiden University, the NetherlandsInstitute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

 

Annemarie Samuels is an assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. She has extensive ethnographic research experience in Indonesia on the topics of narratives, morality, care, HIV/AIDS and disaster and a broad interest in psychological anthropology, narrative studies, the anthropology of silence, phenomenology, and medical anthropology. Her monograph titled “After the tsunami: disaster narratives and the remaking of everyday life in Aceh” is forthcoming with the University of Hawai’i press.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/annemarie-samuels#tab-1

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Jamie A. Saris
Senior Lecturer Maynooth UniversityDepartment of Anthropology

 

 

Jamie Saris is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth.  He has been working for more than twenty years in medical and psychological anthropology in Ireland, North America, and parts of Africa, where he has researched and made significant contributions to understanding such diverse issues as the social life of mental hospitals, the experience of major mental illness, colonialism and its aftermath, how poverty/structural violence structures the lifeworld of sufferers, health services research, drug use and abuse, and HIV risk and treatment.

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Irina Savu-Cristea
PhD candidate Freie Universität BerlinInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Irina Savu-Cristea is a PhD candidate in Anthropology, focusing on emotions and self-making practices among girls in a holistic school in Bali. She discovered anthropology “at home”, in Romania, where she graduated an Anthropology MA at SNSPA Bucharest. Since then, she completed the MA Research Training Program in Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin and became interested in developing collaborative research methods. Her projects revolve around life choices and emotions of high-school girls, while integrating social, cognitive and psychological anthropologies.

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Thomas Stodulka
Professor Freie Universität BerlinSocial and Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Thomas Stodulka is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, with a special focus on Psychological Anthropology, at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His work focuses on the interplay between affect, emotion, mental health and illness, stigmatization, and critical epistemologies. He conducted long-term fieldwork with street-related young men in Yogyakarta, Indonesia between 2001 and 2015 (Coming of Age on the Streets of Java, 2017), and he has directed international research projects on the role of affect and emotion in fieldwork and ethnography, envy in transcultural perspectives, and critical perspectives on interdisciplinary emotion research and big data. He is the co-founder of the Psychological Anthropology Section, German Anthropological Association.

Along with Dr. James Davies and Dr. Keir Martin, Dr. Thomas Stodulka founded this network (ENPA) in January 2018.

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Lavinia Ţânculescu
Lecturer Hyperion University – BucharestPsychology

 

 

Lavinia Ţânculescu is a Lecturer in Hyperion University, Psychology Department, as well as an Associate Lecturer in National University of Administrative and Political Studies, Bucharest, Romania. She worked with organizations in Romania and abroad for more than 17 years, out of which 10 years as part of the two of the world’s four largest audit and consulting companies’ teams (PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Consulting). She holds a PhD in Psychology and a MA in Cultural Studies and Anthropology. She is a certified Jungian Analyst and Supervisor in Jungian Psychotherapy. Her research interests are in the field of emotions and behaviors (in general, and in organizations, in particular) as well as in personality in its broader sense and its importance in sleep, rest, developing potential and genders’ roles.

Website: http://snspa.ro/lavinia-tanculescu/

For ENPA, Lavinia is the person in charge with the Members Directory.

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Valentin-Veron Toma
Senior Researcher Institute of Anthropology „Francisc I. Rainer”, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, RomaniaDepartment of Cultural Anthropology

Dr. Toma studied medicine at UMF “Carol Davila” and then, he approached anthropology, graduating from a masters degree in the field. He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychiatry. In 2000, he initiated a research program in Medical Anthropology in IAFR and has developed numerous research projects in the field of “Medical Humanities” – a field of boundary that combines concepts and methods from medical anthropology and history of medicine. He is currently collaborating with Dr. Sabina Stan, from Dublin City University, in a project on cross-border migration and medical tourism in the European Union.

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Tamara Turner
Research Fellow Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, GermanyCenter for the History of Emotions

 

Tamara Turner is a music anthropologist, specializing in North African popular Islam, trance rituals, and affect studies with supporting areas of consciousness studies and the Medical Humanities. Her doctoral thesis was the first research to document the musical repertoire, practice, and history of Algerian diwan, a nocturnal trance ritual of the Bilaliyya Sufi Order. Analytically, Tamara’s work investigates the critical role of musically cultivated emotions and affects in ritual as they pertain to consciousness and suffering.

Vasia Tzanetou
Psychological Anthropologist Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health, Athens, Greece

Tzanetou Vasia is a psychological anthropologist at Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health and Adult educator. She is interested in the Biopsychosocial Therapy Approach , Neuroanthropology and Education. Her work focuses on developing and implementing interventions to improve the psychological wellbeing and resilience in vulnerable populations.

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Eva van Roekel
Assistant professor Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamDepartment of Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

Eva van Roekel is Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU Amsterdam. For more than a decade she has worked and lived in Latin America. Her areas of interest are violence, trauma, emotion and visual anthropology. Her current research project is about military subjectivities and changing warfare. Besides her scholarly publications she makes documentaries and writes short stories. More of her work can be found at:  http://www.dokumento.org

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Anita von Poser
Teacher /Researcher Freie Universität BerlinInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Anita von Poser holds a teaching and research position at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, and is co-heading an anthropological-psychiatric project within the CRC “Affective Societies”. Her major interests pertain to the fields of psychological anthropology, the anthropology of aging, care, belonging, and im-/mobility, and the anthropology of foodways. Her publications include Foodways and Empathy (Berghahn 2013), Care as Process (Ethics and Social Welfare 2017) and Affective Lives in Vietnamese Berlin (Geschichte und Gesellschaft 2018).

Mit-Herausgeberin der Reihe “EmotionsKulturen / EmotionCultures”, gemeinsam mit Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (transcript) https://www.transcript-verlag.de/reihen/ethnologie-und-kulturanthropologie/emotionskulturen-emotioncultures/?f=12320

Teilprojektleitung (A02) im SFB 1171 “Affective Societies – Dynamiken des Zusammenlebens in bewegten Welten” http://www.sfb-affective-societies.de/teilprojekte/A/A02/index.html

http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=VonPoserFoodways

https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/ZIF/DJZ/fellows.html

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Julia Vorhoelter
Lecturer/ Post-Doc Göttingen UniversityInstitute for Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Julia Vorhölter holds a PhD in anthropology from Göttingen University where she works as a lecturer and post-doc researcher at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Her regional focus is Sub-Sahara Africa, especially Uganda, where she has been carrying out fieldwork both for her PhD and her current post-doc project. Thematically, her more recent work is located in the field of psychiatric/psychological anthropology and focuses on changing discourses on mental health/illness and new psychotherapeutic practices in the Global South.

Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/101574.html

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Brady Wagoner
Professor Aalborg University – DenmarkCentre for Cultural Psychology

 

 

Brady Wagoner received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he started his research on memory, imagination, social change and environmental communication. His studies of remembering include the analysis of conversations, narratives, reenactments and most recently how people relate to different kinds of memorial sites. He is associate editor of the journals Culture & Psychology and Peace & Conflict. His books include The Constructive Mind: Bartlett’s Psychology in Reconstruction (CUP, 2017), Handbook of Culture and Memory (OUP, 2018)

 

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Anna-Maria Walter
Teaching fellow Ludwig-Maximilians-University MunichInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

 

Anna-Maria Walter has recently finished her PhD thesis about intimacy and love in (pre)marital relationships in the area of Gilgit, northern Pakistan. Her work focuses on the phenomenological aspects of emotions and the embodiment of norms and values. Being a teaching fellow at the Department, Anna-Maria has classes on the Anthropology of Emotions, gender aspects and Muslim women. She is now increasingly interested in the juxtaposition of medical conceptions and local imaginations of body and mind.

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Nicole Weydmann
Postdoctoral Researcher Jacobs University Bremen, GermanyDepartment of Psychology and Methods

 

 

Nicole Weydmann is Research Associate at Jacobs University in Bremen. Her current research project is investigating concepts and approaches underlying healing ideologies of new rightist movements in Germany and Austria. She received her Ph.D. in psychology at Jacobs University Bremen. In her doctoral studies she focused on concepts and approaches underlying the use of traditional and complementary medicine in urban Indonesia / Yogyakarta (‘Healing is not just dealing with your body’, 2019). Besides her substantive focus on traditional and alternative medicine in Southeast Asia, Nicole has a major focus on reflexive research methodologies, highlighting the formative influences of researchers on different steps of meaning making.

Recent publication: Weydmann, Nicole (2019). ‘Healing is not just dealing with your body‘ – A Reflexive Grounded Theory Study Exploring Women’s Concepts and Approaches Underlying the Use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine in Indonesia. Berlin: Regiospectra.

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Tyler Zoanni
PhD Candidate, Anthropology, New York University | Associate Member Freie Universtät BerlinMedical Anthropology

 

Tyler Zoanni is a medical, sociocultural, and visual anthropologist. His current research explores the lives and worlds of people with cognitive disabilities in Uganda. More generally Tyler’s research interests include religion, kinship, person-hood, and the politics of health and well-being in Africa. Tyler’s first film is The Ladies (13 min; Ukrainian with English subtitles; distributed by DER), an observational short evoking the routines of Ukrainian women who for 50 years have gathered to make dumplings for their church.

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Cognitive Disability: a special issue of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/cja/36/1/cja.36.issue-1.xml

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Konstantinos Zorbas
Assistant professor Shandong University, China

 

 

Konstantinos Zorbas (MLitt St. Andrews, PhD Cambridge) is a social anthropologist with research interests in Siberian shamanism. He studied shamans and an epidemic of curse affliction in Tuva Republic, Russia. His work has been published in the Journal of Anthropological Research and in the International Journal for Shamanistic Research.