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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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Barbara Götsch
Researcher Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences



Barbara Götsch holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Vienna, and an MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she specialised in the anthropology of learning and cognition. Her research interest is in anthropology of mind (especially “theories of mind”), human sociality and narrative. Her PhD research centred on social cognition in a work setting in Morocco, where she explored co-workers’ mentalizing behaviour. Currently she pursues this interest in the form of imaginings of convivial futures in urban Southeast Asia. Barbara recently also turned to psychoanalytic perspectives on mentalizing and is interested in psychotherapeutic encounters. Her ethnographic work includes fieldwork in North Africa (Morocco), urban Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore), and Europe (Austria).

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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).

Editor of Nordic Journal of Social Research (NJSR)

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Anton Gumenskiy
Visiting Lecturer Moscow School of Social and Economic SciencesMedia Studies


Anton Gumenskiy is an independent media scholar. His academic interests lie where Media Studies, Anthropology and Psychology intersect. He focuses on the fields of Media Ecology and Slow Communication. His ongoing research project is ‘The Diaries of Silence’ experiment in which the participants abstain from using gadgets, digital services, and oral speech for seven days, and record their experiences in self-observation diaries. Among other things, these diaries demonstrate the crucial role of media in relations with the Self, and the paradoxical status of Silence.

Previously, Anton was a lecturer in Media Studies, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (2010-2022) as well as a lecturer in Social and Cross-Cultural Communications, Faculty of International Journalism, MGIMO University (2008-2020).

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Sibel Aksu Güngör
Senior Researcher, PhD. PUHU Research and Consultancy


Sibel Aksu Güngör received her Ph.D. degree at Yeditepe University, Turkey. In her dissertation, she discussed the relationship between cognitive processes, culture, and the material world. She is a lecturer in Psychological and Cognitive Anthropology. She is the founder of PUHU Research and Consultancy ( PUHU develops projects that offer solutions with the awareness of the relationship between cognitive processes and social issues. The team of PUHU produces interdisciplinary content that contributes to the fields of anthropology, psychology, and coaching.

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Angélica Gutiérrez
Asociación Autismo Sevilla (Spain) and Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla)

Angélica Gutiérrez González is Social Worker, Social and Cultural Anthropologist, Máster in Social Sciences and Social intervention and got a Ph.D. in Social Sciences. Her research is in the field of Medical Anthropology, Critical Autism Studies, Disability Studies and Neurodiversity. Lately, she is very interested on the intersections between autism, gender and poverty.