PI: Steven López
Mindy Steinberg is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. For the past four years she has been part of a mixed methods and longitudinal study that examines the everyday lives of Mexican-origin families and how family experiences impact youths’ emotional, behavioral, and academic adjustment. For her dissertation research, she is looking at connections between feelings of gratitude and familism (values that emphasize family assistance, obligation, cohesion, respect, and extended networks of family support) and the implications of contextual factors, such as documentation status, for youth’s long-term outcomes. She received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Spanish Language & Literature from UC Berkeley in 2006, and her M.A. in Latin American Studies from UCLA in 2009.
PI: Laurence Kirmayer
Aidan Seale-Feldman is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, concentrating in psychological and medical anthropology. She is interested in the anthropology of the imagination, as well as phenomenological and psychoanalytic approaches to ethnographic research and writing. Her dissertation work explores the relationship between subjectivity, experience, and mental health among young women and teenage girls in rural Nepal in the aftermath of the decade long People’s War. She received her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in Anthropology at UCLA.