Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Cross-Cultural Mental Health Research

When: Friday, May 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Rebecca Seligman is a medical and psychological anthropologist who studies mental health in cross-cultural perspective. Her work examines the social and political-economic forces that affect the experience and distribution of mental and physical illness, with an emphasis on physical processes and mechanisms. Her current research includes work on the links between diabetes and depressed affect among Mexican Americans, as well as an investigation of the disproportionately high levels of depression, anxiety, and suicidality among Latino youth in the US. She is the author of Possessing Spirits and Healing Selves: Embodiment and Transformation in an Afro-Brazilian Religion.

Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium

Title TBA
Rebecca Seligman, Anthropology

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