ENPA Work in Progress Seminar (WiPS)

The ENPA Works-in-Progress Seminar (WiPS), launched by ENPA in October 2021, and run by Nadia Augustyniak, Mona Behnke, Mayssa Rekhis, and Lavinia Țânculescu-Popa on the steering committee, is a forum in which faculty, researchers and postgraduate students present works in progress, receive feedback, and exchange ideas about research in psychological anthropology and allied fields. We meet on a Thursday of each month from 5 to 7 pm CET.

Each seminar meeting features one or more presentations of work in progress. The presentation format is flexible and open-ended; each seminar includes ample time for discussion, offering a stimulating, collaborative space to foster discussions in psychological anthropology. 

Scholars and students at all levels interested in psychological anthropology are welcome to attend, and no advance registration is required. 

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For more information on WiPS or to enquire about presenting your work at a future seminar, write to: wips@enpanthro.net.

Sessions 2023-24:

Date of the seminarPresenterTitle of the presentation
Thursday, 26th October 2023, 5 pm CETDr. John Loewenthal,
Keele University
“Hearing Humanity: Counselling and Psychotherapy as an Intimate Educational Anthropology”
Thursday, 30th November 2023, 5 pm CETBegüm Ergün,
Boston University
“Care and Belonging in Ambiguity: Homemaking Practices of Syrian Families in Turkey“
Thursday, 25th January 2024, 5pm CET Kang Daehoon, 
School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences – Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux (Césor)
“Like a Gambler with No Future: The South Korean Youth as Neoliberal Individuals in a Casinoized Society”
Thursday, 22nd February 2024, 5pm CETKathrin Bauer,
Free University Berlin
„Conflict, Co-Regulation and Congruence – Sociocultural Influences on ADHD“
Thursday, 21st March 2024, 5pm CETIrina Savu Cristea,
Free University Berlin
“The Power of Silence and Patience. Soft Power and Self-Crafting Among Balinese Women”
Thursday, 25th April 2024, 5pm CET Zahra Abbasi,
University of Oslo, IKOS
“Guardians of Science: Validation and Institutionalization of Parallel Psychology Fields in Contemporary Iran”
Thursday, 30th May 2024, 5pm CET Mahé Ben Hamed,
CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) – Pacte (Grenoble, France)
“From bodies in revolt to the body of life – somatic activism and the nanopolitics of reparation”

Previous sessions can be viewed here.