PhD, Social and Cultural Anthropology, postdoctoral researcher
Claudia Lang, (Ph.D, PD, Social and Cultural Anthropology) is an ERC-funded postdoctoral fellow with GLOBHEALTH at the Cermes3 in Paris. Her current research focusses on the history and practice of integrating Ayurveda into primary health care in India. In a previous project, she examined the expansion of Kerala's comprehensive system of health governance and care, to target inner feelings, emotional suffering and existential despair. In another project, she showed how Ayurvedic practitioners incorporate the modern problem of depression and (re)invent Ayurvedic psychiatry. Her work is located in India and she publishes in the field of mental health, traditional medicine, religion and ritual, subjectivities, gender identities and intersexuality.