Green Templeton College
I am a practising psychiatrist and a doctoral student at ISCA. My master dissertation examined experiences of radical therapeutic transformations in the course of religious and secular forms of psychotherapy and indigenous healing. I am interested in anthropological inquiries regarding ritual healing, play, self, autobiographical memory and imagination in the context of therapeutic practices. My doctoral research focuses on therapeutic practices in indigenous rural contexts. Specifically, I am studying Mapuche medical practices in Araucania, Chile. My goal is to understand the social relations that are generated in a crisis (diseases, losses, separations) and how, through them, Mapuche identity and health outcomes are negotiated.