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Christopher Stephan

Contact Information

Email    c.stephan@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Psychological and Medical Anthropology


Intersubjectivity, empathy and the imagination; the built environment; models of health; reflections of value in design; folk and evidence based models of experience; transformative and healing experience

Grants and Awards

Dr. Usula Mandel Fellowship, 2011-2012 
GSRM Fellowship, 2012 
Anthropology Research Grant, 2012-2013 
GSRM Fellowship, 2013

Conference Presentations

• “The Experience of the Holy Spirit as Heterogenous Volition.” 20th Anthropology Honors Conference, UCLA. April 2011. 

• “The Part She Played: A Charismatic Christian’s Narrative of Failure.” 2012 UCLA-UCSD Graduate Student Conference on Culture and Mind. March 2012. 

• “The Phenomenological Configurations of Volition in the Use of Spiritual Gifts.” Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial 2013 Meetings. April 2013. 

• (W/ Teruko Mitsuhara) “Is it Syncretism?: The Case of Hare Christna." Society for the Anthropology of Religion 2013 Mettings. April 2013. 

• "Intimate and Inaccessible: The Role of Otherness in Charismatic Perceptions of God." Anthropology and Otherness. Carleton University. November 2013. 

• "Myself in Light of What You See: The Role of Others in Altering Self-Experience" Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 2013.


Jason Throop (chair)


B.A. Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles (2011)
M.A. Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles (2013)