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European Network for Psychological Anthropology (ENPA) Members

Convenors of the European Network for Psychological Anthropology

James Davies James Davies graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a DPhil in social and medical anthropology. He is a Reader in Social Anthropology and Mental Health at the University of Roehampton and a qualified psychotherapist. His books include The Making of Psychotherapists: an anthropological analysis, and the bestseller Cracked: why psychiatry is doing more harm than good. He edited Emotions in the Field: the psychology and anthropology of fieldwork experience and The Sedated Society: the causes and harms of our psychiatric drug epidemic. He co-founded of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, which is now secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence.

Keir Martin Keir Martin is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He conducted fieldwork on social stratification in Papua New Guinea and is author of the 2013 monograph The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shots. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently completing an edited volume on Psychotherapy and Anthropology to appear with Karnac Books.

Thomas Stodulka Thomas Stodulka is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, with a special focus on Psychological Anthropology, at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His work focuses on the interplay between affect, emotion, mental health and illness, stigmatization, and critical epistemologies. He conducted long-term fieldwork with street-related young men in Yogyakarta, Indonesia between 2001 and 2015, and he has directed international research projects on the role of affect and emotion in fieldwork and ethnography, envy in transcultural perspectives, and critical perspectives on interdisciplinary emotion research and big data. He is the co-founder of the Psychological Anthropology Section, German Anthropological Association.

Mailing list moderator

Andrew Hodges Andrew Hodges is a social anthropologist currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany. His areas of expertise include the anthropology of football fan cultures, and the politics of knowledge production and post-socialist transformation in Serbia and Croatia. He is also completing training in transactional analysis and has worked as research project evaluator for the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).

Website managers

Florin Cristea Florin Cristea is a student at the Master of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. His current research combines methods and epistemologies stemming from psychological and medical anthropology and focuses on diagnostic neutrality and clinical experience. He has conducted a six-month research in a psycho-social reintegration centre in Romania, and a three-month research in a mental hospital in Tanga, Tanzania. He is a member of the working group Psychological Anthropology of the German Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Irina Savu-Cristea Irina Savu-Cristea graduated an Anthropology MA at the NUPSPA Bucharest and is currently completing the MA Research Training Program in Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. Within her broader research interests in youth, learning and education, she conducted 2 six-month fieldworks in a high-school in Bucharest and in Berlin. Her projects revolve around success models of high-school girls, their life choices and emotions, while integrating social, cognitive and psychological anthropologies. She is also a team coach certified in Action Reflection Learning® methodology, with 6 years’ experience in facilitating learning programs for synergic teacher-student-parent teams in high-schools.