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Aidan Seale-Feldman



Contact Information

Email    aidansf@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology; Psychological and Medical Anthropology

Research

Experience and its limits; imagination and virtuality; subjectivity and intersubjectivity; anthropology of contagion; “hysteria”; gender and women's studies; humanitarian psychiatry; ethnographic writing; Nepal

Conference Presentations

“Adolescent 'Mass Hysteria' in Post-Disaster Nepal: Ethnographic Impressions,” Annual Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 2015.    

“Adolescent 'Mass Hysteria' in Rural Nepal: A Case of Intercorporeality?,” UCLA-UCSD Graduate Student Conference on Culture and Mind, San Diego, CA,  April 2014.

“Absence, Presence, Virtuality: On the intersubjective dimensions of imaginative experience among Yolmo-Buddhist migrants and their families in Kathmandu,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2013.         

“Excavating the Imagination: Dreaming and Reverie among Yolmo-Nepali Buddhists in New York City and Kathmandu”, 5th Annual Anthropology in Transit Graduate Student Conference, Irvine, CA,  April 2013.                   

“Excavating the Imagination: Dreaming and Reverie among Yolmo-Nepali Buddhists in New York City”, Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2013.                   

“Imagining America: Notes on a Nepali Dreamscape”, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.                     

“On the Wandering Mind: Everyday Imaginings among Yolmo-Nepali Migrants to New York City”, UCLA-UCSD Graduate Student Conference on Culture and Mind, Los Angeles, CA March 2012.             

“Tracing Migrant Dreams: Imagining and the Self among Yolmo-Nepali Migrants in New York City”, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, November 2011.                

“Queens Limbo: Betweenness, Separation, and Suspended Lives among Yolmo-Nepali Migrants to the United States”, Co-authored with Dr. Robert Desjarlais, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.

Advisors

Jason Throop
Douglas Hollan
Nancy Levine
Sherry Ortner

Degrees

B.A, Sarah Lawrence College (2009)
M.A. Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles (2012)