Call for papers: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia, April 29-30, 2013, University of Chicago

From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: the Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia

April 29-30, 2013, [Rescheduled dates] University of Chicago, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)


Over the last three decades, the professions and disciplines concerned with the human mind, brain and behavior (“the psy-ences”) have undergone significant changes …


Reports from the Second Annual Health in Transition Conference

The second annual Health in Transition (HiT) Conference was held June 7-8 in Bucharest, Romania. The HiT Conference had its genesis last year thanks to the vision and dedication of Edit Szenassy, a PhD student at Charles University in Prague. She envisioned an environment where social scientists who research matters of health, illness, and medical care in Central and …


Sarah Phillips, Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine

Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
318 pp., US $ 24.95 (paperback)

In this compelling and intimate ethnography, Sarah D. Phillips analyzes the lives and worlds of disabled persons in contemporary Ukraine, placing them within the context of Russian and Soviet histories of disability and activism. Focusing on the experiences …


Social Vulnerability, Health Behaviors, and Political Responsibility: HIV testing and treatment for female sex workers in St. Petersburg, Russia

This article is part of the series:

“The number of HIV-infected Russians will grow in the next few years, but helping them will become a lot more difficult…” was the introductory line in a front page article in Moskovskie Novosti on December 1, 2011 (World AIDS Day). According to the article, as of 2012, the Russian government will be the sole financier of HIV-prevention programs, which have …


Call for papers: Ethnographies of Biomedicine in Post-Socialist Europe, Bucharest, June 2012

 Health In Transition:

Ethnographies Of Bio-Medicine In Post-Socialist Europe

Call for Papers

7-8 June 2012

Kindly hosted by: Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania

With notable exceptions, the topics of health and medicine in post-socialist Europe have received limited anthropological attention compared to research on both the global ‘North’ and ‘South’.  Implicitly, medical anthropological research from academic institutions in …


Therapeutic Encounters: Emerging research in health and medicine in Eastern Europe

Indiana University is soliciting proposals from junior scholars for participation in an interdisciplinary workshop, “Therapeutic Encounters: Emerging research in health and medicine in Eastern Europe,” to be held April 13-14, 2012 at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. 

Eligibility: Graduate students and recent PhDs from any field who are engaged in health- and medicine-related research in Eastern Europe. We particularly invite …