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2018 UCSD-UCLA Graduate Student Conference on Culture, Health, and Mind 

Date: May 19, 2018

Location: University of California San Diego

This one-day meeting will bring together faculty and graduate students interested in the intersections of culture, mind, and health. Please register for the conference here. Submission deadline for abstracts is April 15, 2018.

We enthusiastically invite paper proposals for the annual UCSD-UCLA Graduate Student Conference on Culture, Mind, and Health. This conference is designed as a forum for graduate students at all stages to continue conversations and open new discussions on emerging perspectives in psychological and medical anthropology. We hope to further establish this conference as a space to share intellectual resources from two of the leading centers in the field, and as a sounding board for graduate students to think through their ideas and receive productive feedback.

Presentations: We encourage participants to submit traditional conference papers as well as project proposals and works in progress. This is a supportive environment that seeks to provide constructive feedback for those at all stages. Presentations will be 10-15 minutes followed by Q & A.

Please send 200-word abstracts to

Submission deadline is April 15, 2018.

Whether or not you plan to present, please also register for the conference here. 

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Mental Health and Healing
  • Illness and Suffering
  • Morality and Ethics
  • Subjectivity / Intersubjectivity
  • Clinical Encounters
  • Religious Experience
  • Intersections of Linguistic and Psychological and Medical Anthropology
  • Biopolitics and Biological Citizenship
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Dreams and the Imagination
  • Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Encounter
  • New Media, Technology, and Mediated Experience
  • Phenomenological Approaches
  • Affect and/or Emotion