Sources of misdiagnosis in rapid HIV testing in Zimbabwe

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, the speaker is our very own Nadine Beckmann (University of Roehampton), who is sharing her research on sources of misdiagnosis in rapid HIV testing, based on a qualitative study of clinic-based HIV testers in Zimbabwe. Come and join us on Thursday, October 10th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead Read More…

Culture, Madness and Medicalisation: A History of Madness Before Psychiatry

In our third year Culture, ‘Madness’ and Medicalisation module, students receive a critical introduction to today’s dominant psychological/clinical practices such as psychoanalysis, bio-psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling and clinical psychology and the importance of anthropology in illuminating how psychological/clinical practices are dramatically shaping contemporary subjectivities and wider socio/cultural life. This year, our featured essay from the module is Read More…

HIV/AIDS and Global Health: Hijras and HIV

Our third year HIV/AIDS and Global Health module, which explores broader anthropological questions around HIV/AIDS, illness and healing, sexual and reproductive relationships, and global health. As part of the module students are required to design a HIV awareness poster or research proposal. This week, we are featuring a poster assignment by Jana-Sharmila Sen on HIV among the Read More…