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This research platform reflects the broad scope of research, teaching, and learning in the department related to concepts of health, the body, illness and ‘well-being’ and with the way that a diverse range of healing practices, including biomedical knowledge or technologies, are diversely defined and constituted. Collectively this research is both concerned with the ways in which different ‘subjectivities’ are constituted by or caught up in different health practices and with the way that broader social and/or biological parameters must be addressed in examining, understanding and intervening on real world health problems . Comprising five subsections that bring together different expertise from across the department, the platform reflects key interdisciplinary aims and goals. These subsections include:

a. “Inner Worlds”: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology
b. Personhood and the Body
c. Biosocial Perspectives, Biosociality and Genetics
d. Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
e. Critical Medical Anthropology, Inequalities and Health Disparities

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“Inner Worlds”: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology

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Personhood and the Body

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Biosocial Perspectives, Biosociality and Genetics

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Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice

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Critical Medical Anthropology, Inequalities and Health Disparities

News and Events

Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 11th March. More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 3:30:00 PM

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Charlie, Secular Culture and Practical Wisdom

According to many, the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo has been an aggression against the secular understood as the realm where freedom of speech is not limited by religious or ideological constraints. In painting this picture, commentators have evoked the Age of Reason. In a society based on the values of the Enlightenment, it has been argued, humor should be un-restrained. But, is this the case? Is the secular really a neutral sphere? And, should Voltairean reason be the only guideline for satire in the West? A dose of Anthropological sensibility can help us to contextualise and to answer these questions. More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 12:04:50 PM

Gross National Happiness

Empowering Society with GNH - Gross National Happiness in Practice

Join us for a special seminar by Dr Saamdu Chetri (Executive Director, Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan).
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Published: Jan 22, 2015 3:11:05 PM

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Call For Papers. The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements

This conference will be held on the 4th and 5th of June 2015, in the Department of Anthropology at UCL. More...

Published: Jan 21, 2015 3:02:17 PM

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Inaugural Conference: Anthropological Visions of Sustainable Futures

The inaugural CAOS (Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) conference will be held at UCL between 12th to14th February 2015. More...

Published: Jan 16, 2015 2:30:00 PM