Call for papers: SOMAA Symposium

We welcome 100-200 word abstract submissions, due September 20th 2018  … More Call for papers: SOMAA Symposium

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New Article on Therapeutic Spas by Susanna Trnka

Associate Professor Susanna Trnka has recently published an article entitled Efficacious Holidays: The Therapeutic Dimensions of Pleasure and Discipline in Czech Respiratory Spas in Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Abstract: As evidence-based medicine has increasingly become the standard for assessing the efficacy of health care, the Czech Republic finds itself in a dilemma, with centuries of sanatorium-style … More New Article on Therapeutic Spas by Susanna Trnka

Interview with Dr Lily George on her Engagement with Youth Suicide Prevention

Dr George,  the Research and Innovation Manager for the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki, was recently interviewed for Anglican Taonga about her involvement in Maori youth suicide prevention programmes. “when we had this awful spike in rangatahi suicide in the North in 2012, I came to see the absolute necessity of this kind of work. The statistics … More Interview with Dr Lily George on her Engagement with Youth Suicide Prevention

Graduate Profile: Bryony Cunningham-Pow

Bryony is a MA student in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington. She is supervised by Dr Caroline Bennett and Dr Nayantara Sheoran Appleton. The working title of her current MA project is The Stigma, Shame and Taboo of an Uncontrollable Body. “My research will aim to understand how Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers experience … More Graduate Profile: Bryony Cunningham-Pow