Understanding mental illness in a post-socialist city

Building in Berlin

Lauren Cubellis, a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a 2017-18 DAAD Long-Term Research Grant for Doctoral Dissertation Research and a 2017-18 DAAD Intensive Language Course Grant, Goethe Institute. DAAD is the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).

Cubellis will conduct dissertation fieldwork in Berlin with clinicians and peer specialists treating individuals with psychosis. Her research will explore the lived experiences and cultural understandings of mental illness in a post-socialist city undergoing rapid gentrification and social change.