Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health (via Zoom)


Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Online Only

“Mental Illness and Interventions in Bhutan: Findings from Embedded Clinical Ethnography”

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Joseph CalabreseReader of Medical Anthropology; Head of the Medical Anthropology Section, University College London.


Sadeq Rahimi

Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

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Mary-Jo DelVecchio GoodFaculty Associate. Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Byron J. GoodFaculty Associate. Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Michael M.J. Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. 

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Joseph Calabrese, PhD is Reader of Medical Anthropology and Head of the Medical Anthropology Section at University College London.  An anthropologist and UK-registered clinical psychologist, he holds a PhD from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Human Development.  He completed postdoctoral clinical training at the Cambridge Hospital and was subsequently NIMH Fellow in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Cannon Fellow in Patient Experiences at the University of Oxford.  His research explores diverse approaches to understanding and treating mental illness, with fieldwork in Bhutan and among Native North Americans.  His published monograph, A Different Medicine: Postcolonial Healing in the Native American Church (2013, OUP), argues for the therapeutic value of the Peyote Ceremony.