Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie
Wiss. Mitarbeiter und Doktorand (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)
DFG-Projekt: "Afflicted Minds – ‘Madness’, Morality, and Emotions in rural Bali (and Timor)"
Focusing on the islands of Bali (Florin Cristea) and Timor (Thomas Stodulka) in Indonesia and also Timor-Leste, this project contributes to current debates on mental health experience. Whereas Bali has established itself as a hub for international cooperations, travelling concepts and transnational mental health experts, the island of Timor contrasts through almost exclusive local healingscapes. Based on professional networks already initiated during previous and exploratory fieldwork, this project is well connected to the local and international institutions working on mental health and illness on the two islands. Second, it investigates the illness experience associated with severe psychiatric disorders as intertwined moral, cognitive, and emotional processes. This analytic link promises to provide an in-depth description of how global knowledge flows influence personal and social illness trajectories and outcomes outside of the Global North, by methodologically particularlizing the diverse Balinese and Timorese therapeutic landscapes.