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Mikkel Kenni Bruun

Mikkel Kenni Bruun

PhD Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology.

My research examines mental health practices in the UK through ethnographic fieldwork. I am particularly interested in the growing provision of 'evidence-based psychological therapies', such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Other research interests include the history and philosophy of psychiatry and psychology, science and technology studies, and politics of public health.

Key Publications

2016 (in press) 'The Corporeality of Magic: An Anthropological Analysis of the Body in Wicca' in A. Bosselmann-Ruickbie and L. Ruickbie (eds.) The Material Culture of Magic. Leiden: Brill.

2014 (conference paper) 'Finding a Language of Analysis: The Problem of "Embodiment" in the Study of Psychotherapy'. Risk, Embodiment and Health Technologies. Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship RRG: University College London.

2014 (conference paper) 'Healing the Mind: Clinical Psychologists and Mental Healthcare'. Whither Anthropology? Department of Anthropology, University College London.