Monthly Archives: June 2017

Maria, Reforming is a photo-essay portrait of one teacher’s navigation through her various roles in Timor-Leste’s education reform. A teacher since independence, with a background in community and church organizing, Maria was seconded to the Curriculum Reform for a year to help develop the new program. Since returning to school to teach, she has served ... Read More
 
Voices of Experience: Dr. Seinenu Thein-Lemelson

Voices of Experience: Dr. Seinenu Thein-Lemelson

In this conversation, Dr. Thein-Lemelson discusses her research on the Burmese democracy movement and the atrocities that were perpetrated against activists and civilians during the 1988 Uprising and in its aftermath. Her research has examined historical memory of the uprising and the psychosocial, political, cultural, relational, and structural determinants of resilience among previously imprisoned political ... Read More
 
Voices of Experience: Dr. Alexander Hinton (Rutgers)

Voices of Experience: Dr. Alexander Hinton (Rutgers)

Dr. Hinton discusses his research among genocide survivors in Cambodia since the 1990s. Between 1975 and 1979, approximately two million Cambodians were killed during the Khmer Rouge. Dr. Hinton’s work has employed anthropological methods to illuminate why such atrocities occur and what justice means in the aftermath of genocide and mass violence. Focusing on the ... Read More
 
Reflections from our 2016 Stirling Prize Award winner: Julia Cassaniti

Reflections from our 2016 Stirling Prize Award winner: Julia Cassaniti

Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community (Cornell University Press, 2015) investigates Theravada Buddhist teachings on impermanence, attachment, and karma as understood by a small group of people in a rural area of Northern Thailand. The Buddhist teaching of impermanence emphasizes the idea that change is a fundamental aspect of the world; ... Read More
 
Reflections from our 2016 Condon Award Winner: Amir Hampel

Reflections from our 2016 Condon Award Winner: Amir Hampel

In Chinese cities, young college graduates are eagerly discussing new possibilities for self-definition. However, in a society long tied together by kinship, young urbanites have limited institutional, cultural, and psychosocial resources with which to construct an identity: in a sea of strangers, many people feel adrift. In an article titled “Equal Temperament: Autonomy and Identity ... Read More
 
Reflections from our 2016 Boyer Award Winner: Aaron Denham

Reflections from our 2016 Boyer Award Winner: Aaron Denham

While most scholarly accounts of divination focus on its social functions, in A Psychodynamic Phenomenology of Nankani Interpretive Divination and the Formation of Meaning, I emphasize Nankani divination’s meaning-making features and explain how divination shapes people’s subjectivity and helps articulate uncertain or unformulated experiences. Nankani divination is interpretive, and involves engaging a range of symbolic ... Read More