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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: SoMA: Students of Medical Anthropology


SoMA: Students of Medical Anthropology

SOMA co-organised the 8th Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) Annual Meeting: 15 -16 June 2017, held at the University of Edinburgh. Click here for more information.

SOMA: Students of Medical Anthropology

As part of the Centre for Medical Anthropology at Edinburgh University, the research students of Medical Anthropology (SOMA) have established a group to organise student-led events and facilitate research collaboration. SOMA allows early-career scholars to develop their work in dialogue with fellow researchers in the growing field of medical anthropology.

SOMA’s first public event was a Symposium on Care, Wednesday 11th May 2016, University of Edinburgh. The full transcripts from this symposium are published on somatosphere: Who Cares? A Discussion on Care from Edinburgh’s Centre for Medical Anthropology

SOMA members include PhD students of the department of Social Anthropology working on diverse health-related research projects. Some topics include religious healing, human-animal relationships in medicine, beauty and illness, global health and healthcare institutions.