Subjectivities and Bio-socialities of Illness & Health
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
UCL is one of the world’s leading universities with a tradition of accessibility which dates back to its beginning. It was founded in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. It was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. More...
Published: Mar 3, 2014 2:24:17 PM
The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 12th March (from 1.15pm onwards). More...
Published: Feb 26, 2014 1:35:00 PM
Dr Rebecca Empson is to give the Malinowski Memorial Lecture this year at the London School of Economics on Thursday 22 May 2014, 6-7pm. Her lecture is entitled: An Economy of Temporary Possession.
Published: Feb 25, 2014 1:22:18 PM
A book co-authored by Professor Susanne Kuechler has won the prestigious Art Book Prize for 2013. More...
Published: Feb 13, 2014 3:08:14 PM
Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar Series - 5-6.30pm on Tuesdays, for 4 weeks, starting 25th February 2014, at Malet Place Engineering Building (next to the Institute of Making), room 1.02. More...
Published: Feb 12, 2014 1:27:07 PM