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 via Zoom on the second Friday of each month from 4 to 6 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. 

To receive announcements and Zoom links for upcoming meetings, please join our mailing list: https://forms.gle/t2MgUtQzqyk9Ni2w9

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

Sessions 2021-22:

11/12/2021:  “Invisible relations and changing paradigms in UK autism and learning disability services.” (Dr. Joseph Long)

12/10/2021:  “’I am also doing research’: searching for meaning and ways to live with mental symptoms in Ouagadougou.” (Annigje van Dijk)

01/14/2022: “The Spaces of Belonging: Schooling Practice and Self-Making in a Post-Soviet Kazakhstan public school.” (Julia Khan)

02/11/2022:  “Naturally Connected Neurodiversity: Natural environmental connections and identity re-alignment among late-diagnosed autistic women” Katrine Callander – University of Kent

03/11/2022: Two presentations:
“Sometimes you need a break even from your best friends: Partner choice and fairness amongst Finnish children”  Maija Sequeira – University of Helsinki 

“Embodying the mindset of computer programming: The life-world of people engaged with computer programming in the context of transnational programmers located in Tel Aviv” Naama Cohen, University of Copenhagen

04/08/2022: “Gendered religious work and self-making practices among Hindu women in Bali” –  Irina Savu-Cristea, FU Berlin

05/13/2022: “Trauma-therapy in exile: healing in a host(ile) society”  Mayssa Rekhis – EHESS Paris

06/08/2022: “Localizing Traveling Concepts: Permaculture and Green Schooling in Southeast Asia” Thomas Stodulka – FU Berlin