Karin van Bemmel, Mental health and the conceptualization of illness in a post-conflict area

Karin van Bemmel is since October 2011 working on her PhD entitled ‘Mental Health and the Conceptualization of Illness in a Post-Conflict Area’. The study combines the fields of anthropology, psychology and conflict-studies, focusing on local discourses, support groups and the conceptualization of illness in northern Uganda. The BOF-funded project is being supervised by Prof. Koenraad Stroeken (Ghent University) and Dr. Rijk van Dijk (ASC).

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Koen Stroeken (Ghent University)
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