Maha NatoorDoctoral Candidate University of Haifa, IsraelFaculty of Education
Maha Natoor is a doctoral candidate at the University of Haifa. Her areas of research include transcultural psychiatry; psychological anthropology; culture, health and illness; minority therapists; cultural idioms; cultural idioms of distress. Her current research deals with the belief in reincarnation among the Druze, a Mid-Eastern minority religious group. Her phenomenological study examines the Notq- a phenomenon of remembering and talking about previous incarnation. The research focuses on the individual and collective aspects of the Notq and seeks to understand its therapeutic and narrative components among the Druze in Israel.