Bonnie Kaiser and I organized a set of two sessions on the intersection between anthropology and global mental health at the upcoming AAA meeting in Washington, DC. Both will take place Saturday, December 2. The first focuses on how engagement with global health can advance psychological anthropology theory. The second session addresses the converse: how can anthropology make applied contributions to global mental health? We have a fantastic group of speakers lined up, and Dr. Anne Becker (Harvard) and Dr. Peter Brown (Emory) will serve as our discussants.
Dr. Jo Weaver is a medical anthropologist who specializes in the study of chronic diseases, mental health, and nutrition in India and Brazil.