Salih Can Aciksoz (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) Medical and political anthropology; gender and disability studies; affect theory; disabled military veterans.
Linda Garro (Psychology, Ph.D., Duke 1982; Social Sciences, Ph.D., UCI 1983; Professor, Anthropology) Cognitive anthropology, medical anthropology, research methods; Mesoamerica, northern North America.
Douglas Hollan (Anthropology, Ph.D., UCSD 1984; Professor, Anthropology) Psychological and cultural anthropology; ethnopsychology; cross-cultural psychiatry; person-centered ethnography; Indonesia, Oceania.
C. Jason Throop (Anthropology, UCLA, 2005; Professor, Anthropology). Psychological and Medical Anthropology, phenomenology, theories of experience and selfhood, empathy/pain/emotion, morality, Yap (Federated States of Micronesia).
Aomar Boum (Associate Professor of Anthropology - Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2006) Ethnic and religious minorities; Islam; anthropology of religion, history, youth, and festival; Holocaust; sociology of Morocco; historiography; Morocco; North Africa; sub-Saharan Africa; Middle East.
Philippe Bourgois (Anthropology, Ph.D., 1985 Stanford University; Professor, Psychiatry and Social Medicine) US inner-city poverty and segregation, violence, substance abuse, HIV, homelessness, labor migration, Central America.
Elizabeth Bromley (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior - M.D., UC San Fransisco; Ph.D., UCLA) Patient-centeredness, recovery, and shared decision-making in clinic settings; research ethics; mental health stigma; physician wellness.
Laurie Hart (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990; Professor, Anthropology) Ethnopolitical conflict; border theory; violence; space/political geography and architecture; kinship; health risk environments; psychoanalytic anthropology. Greece; circum-Mediterranean area, Balkans and inner city US.
Ippolytos Kalofonos (Assistant Professor, West LA Veterans Affairs Hospital and UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior - Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, UC San Francisco; M.D., UC San Francisco; MA Health Sciences and Epidemiology, UC Berkeley) Community mental health; recovery and peer-support interventions; global mental health; local responses to mental illness; and social determinants of health.
Steven Lopez (Psychology, Ph.D., UCLA 1983; Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry) Sociocultural factors in psychopathology, psychological assessment, intervention; Latino mental health.
Cheryl Mattingly (Anthropology and Urban Studies, Ph.D., MIT 1989; Professor, Anthropology and Occupational Therapy USC) Therapeutic processes; narrative and clinical reasoning; the phenomenology of healing, race and health disparities, North America.
Elinor Ochs (Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1974; Professor, Anthropology) Discourse structures, grammar in context, language and affect, spoken and written language. Language acquisition and language socialization (development/transmission of sociocultural knowledge through language, socialization of cognitive skills through language). Cross-cultural communication. Madagascar, Samoa, U.S., Italy.
Susan Slyomovics (Ph.D., UC Berkeley 1985; Professor) Gender; human rights; folklore and material culture; visual anthropology; Middle East and North Africa. Director, G. E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Participating Faculty Emeriti
Harry R. Brickman (M.D., New York University 1947; Psychoanalysis, Ph.D., Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute 1972; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen Medical School, UCLA; Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles).
Carole H. Browner (Anthropology, Ph.D., UCB 1976; MPH, UCB 1977; Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, Department of Gender Studies, and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior) Medical anthropology, medicalization processes, gender politics and reproduction, new reproductive technologies; Latin America, U.S Latinos.
Thomas S. Weisner (Anthropology, Ph.D., Harvard University 1973; Professor, Psychiatry and Anthropology) Culture, human development and the family, child rearing, developmental delay, economically poor families, methods; Africa, United States. (Psychology, Ph.D., Duke 1982; Social Sciences, Ph.D., UCI 1983; Professor, Anthropology)Cognitive anthropology, medical anthropology, research methods; Mesoamerica, northern North America.
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