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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

Panel: Virtual Fantasies

Daniel Miller and Xinyuan Wang from the Global Social media Impact Study present a special panel at HowTheLightGets in festival on social media and fantasy. More...

Published: Apr 16, 2015 3:20:01 PM

Workshop: Social media and education

What are the consequences of social media on education around the world? At what age do people feel it is acceptable for a child to start using social media? Is social media increasing or decreasing the quality of education? This workshop will discuss a variety of responses to these and other questions about social media and explore some general conclusions that derive from them. More...

Published: Apr 16, 2015 1:15:56 PM

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Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2015

This year's Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be held on 3 June in the Mary Olgilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College at 6pm, followed by a drinks reception. More...

Published: Apr 14, 2015 3:28:49 PM

Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 24th June, 14 Taviton Street, London. More...

Published: Apr 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Antropología Digital en Alto Hospicio [Digital Anthropology in Alto Hospicio, Chile]

In this talk, Nell Haynes describes her research on social media in Alto Hospicio, Chile. This research looks at the ways the normativities of daily life are at times reflected in, shifted by, and contradicted in online sociality. More...

Published: Apr 12, 2015 8:41:08 AM