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January 14, 2019
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Haines 352 Reading Room
Carolyn Merritt

Nancy Scheper-Hughes will be giving TWO public talks OPEN TO ALL on Monday January 14 at UCLA:

1. The Rangell Social Medicine Grand Rounds 1-2:30 pm, Semel Auditorium, 740 Westwood Plaza (Room C8-133): “Mental Illness and Human Rights in Global Perspective: a Four Decade Ethnographic/Psychoanalytic Retrospective”

2. Dr. Scheper-Hughes will also discuss her current work in the Department of Anthropology’s Mind, Medicine and Culture (MMAC) seminar Monday afternoon, 3:00-5:00 pm in 352 Haines Hall,  370 Portola Plaza.  All are welcome to attend.  Her paper for the seminar,  "A Finger in the Wound: On Pain, Scars, and Suffering" is posted online. To access the paper, send an email with no subject line to mmac-subscribe-request@lists.sscnet.ucla.edu. In the body of the email (not the subject line), write your first name and last name. Any questions, please contact Carolyn Merritt at: cmerritt@ucla.edu.

On Tuesday January 15, 5pm to 6:15 pm, Dr. Scheper-Hughes will address an undergraduate class in Global Studies (GS100B)  370 Portola Plaza, Haines A39, on her organs transplant work. Her paper "Mr Tati’s Holiday and Joa˜o’s Safari – Seeing the World through Transplant Tourism" (Body and Society, 2011) is the reading for the class. Non-class members are welcome to attend, space permitting.

Established in 2001, MMAC is an interdisciplinary discussion group housed in UCLA's Department of Anthropology. In addition to hosting regular talks and discussions with scholars from UCLA and beyond, the group provides a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform psychocultural studies and medical anthropology. 

Regular MMAC participants include faculty in Anthropology, Psychology and related departments, post-doctoral scholars, and interested graduate and undergraduate students. 

Topics explored in recent years include: critical perspectives on health, mental health and illness, healing, memory, emotion, subjectivity & self-processes, religion & spirituality, psychopathology, cultural phenomenology, public health & health disparities, therapeutic applications, research methods & ethics, and psychoanalysis.