Mixing Medicines: Ecologies of Care in Buddhist Siberia

When and Where

Monday, January 31, 2022 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Tatiana Chudakova
Frances Garrett


Buddhism and Healing: New Books Speaker Series 2022

The Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health program presents a series of informal conversations with the authors of new books on Buddhism and healing.

Tatiana Chudakova is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University. Her first book project focused on how postsocialist economies of health are shaped through the cultural politics of indigenous knowledge, the remaking of ethnoecologies, and the commodification of ethnic identities. Chudakova combines these theoretical concerns with an interest in the afterlives of Soviet scientific and state-building projects in Russia and Inner Asia. Her new book, Mixing Medicines: Ecologies of Care in Buddhist Siberia, follows Russia’s official medical sector’s attempts to reinvent itself through state-led initiatives of “medical integration” that aim to recuperate indigenous therapeutic traditions associated with the state’s ethnic and religious minorities.

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Buddhism͵ Psychology͵ and Mental Health Program at New College, Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies