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CaféTheoria is an interactive, hybrid workshop series where renowned experts discuss core social science theories, and where you have the opportunity to engage your peers and colleagues in lively discussion and debate. Dr Sushrut Jadhav will be joining the fourth workshop to discuss Interrogating the Lexicon: How and why psychiatry strangers.

The workshop is aimed at postgraduate students (PGT) and doctoral scholars (PGR) in the School of Global Affairs. They are intended to introduce students to key thinkers' works, so you are not expected to be familiar with the text or to read in advance!

The workshop can be attended online on Zoom or in-person on the Strand campus. Refreshments (food, light beverages) will be provided to in-person attendees. Virtual attendees will receive the link via e-mail a day before the event.

About the speaker

Dr Sushrut Jadhav

Dr Sushrut Jadhav will explore how applied clinical anthropology can help us understand (and potentially transform) the doctors’ gaze from what Bentham famously described as the “panopticon” to what he terms a “pan-lexicon.” Introducing an assemblage of theoretical concepts in alphabetical order: Denominalisation, Face-to-Face, Gaze, Reverse Category Error, Skeletal and Deep Narratives, and Un-homing; he will connect seemingly disparate empirical case studies – drawn from his ethnographic fieldwork on human-animal relationships in India and his NHS clinical practice with people in mental health care in London – and show us how and why clinical erasures and substitutions happen, and how can this be addressed to help us better understand mental well-being.

About CaféTheoria

CaféTheoria is funded by the SSPP Faculty Education Fund. It is an interactive and innovative hybrid workshop series running in the 2023-2024 academic year. The project is led by Dr Shagufta Bhangu and Dr Rishita Nandagiri.

Poster of CafeTheoria workshops

At this event

Shagufta Bhangu

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine (Bioethics & Society)

Rishita Nandagiri

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine