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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

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

We are pleased to announce the first Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.
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Published: Apr 14, 2014 11:20:43 AM

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Anthropology in London Day 2014

Tuesday 24 June 2014, 9.30am-6pm, and evening reception
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London More...

Published: Apr 8, 2014 3:22:52 PM

Religious Subjectivation

The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation

Department of Anthropology, UCL
Date: 17-18 June 2014
Convenors: Urmila Mohan and Jean-Pierre Warnier More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:05:00 PM

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Postgraduate Mentors

A maximum of 4 PhD student Mentors required for Graduate Support Scheme Mentor More...

Published: Mar 25, 2014 4:27:45 PM

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Three Anthropology Research Students Win Graduate School Competitions

Congratulations to Gemma Price, Kaya Uzel and Jesse Bia, who won the prizes of this year's Graduate School Competitions. More...

Published: Mar 11, 2014 3:08:25 PM