Jansen, Eva


2009 – 2011 Scientific associate in the project ‘The Glocalization of Depression in Kerala’, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

2002 – 2008 Psychological-technique assistant (test diagnostics) in the Department of Psychology and Psychophysiology in the Psychiatric Clinic of the University, Munich


February 2013 PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich: ‘Naturopathy in South India – Socio-Medical Practices of the (Anti-)Clinic’ (degree: 1,0)
July 2008 Magister at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich: ‘The Question of Universality of Psychoanalysis as Therapeutic Method in India’. (degree: 1,15) Social and cultural anthropology, psychology, political science

SoSe 2006 ERASMUS University René Descartes, Paris V, France

Research Interests
History of medicine; anthropology of the body; postcolonialism; globalization; CAM; psychiatry

Research Area(s)
India (West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu); Germany

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
2013. (with Claudia Lang) ‘The Ayurvedic Appropriation of Depression: Biomedicalizing Ayurvedic Psychiatry in Kerala, India’. In: Medical Anthropology, 32 (1).
2012. ‘Geld oder Leben: Naturopathie als gesundheitspolitische Gegenbewegung zur Kommerzialisierung medizinischer Dienstleistungen’. In: Curare 35 (3): 186-196.
2012. (with Claudia Lang) ‘Transforming the Self and Healing the Body through the Use of Testimonies in a Divine Retreat Center, Kerala’. In: Journal of Religion and Health 51 (2): 542-551.
2010. (with Claudia Lang) ‘Depression und die Revitalisierung der ayurvedischen Psychiatrie in Kerala, Indien’. In: Curare 33 1+2.

Conference Presentations
2012. ‘Naturopathy in South India: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Social and Medical Practices’. 24.05.2012 Arbeitskreis Medical Anthropology ,Freie Universität, Berlin.
2011. ‘Fighting with Fruits: Nature, Ideology and Moral Life Among Naturopaths in South India’. 19.11.11 AAA (American Association of Anthropology) Conference, Montréal, sponsored by DAAD.
2011. ‘Living like Animals in the Forest – Naturopathie in Südindien’. 15.09.11, DGV (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde) Conference, Vienna.
2011. ‘“It’s like playing with Fire”: The Politics of Registering Naturopaths in South India’. 07.09.11, EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) Conference of Medical Pluralism: Techniques, Politics, Institutions, Rome.
2011. ‘Therapeutische Anwendungen der Naturheilkunde in Südindien’. 24.08.2011, Lecture for physicians and staff of the naturopathic hospital Sebastianeum, Bad Wörishofen.
2011. ‘Naturheilkunde in Südindien’. 23.08.11, lecture for patients of the naturopathic hospital Sebastianeum, Bad Wörishofen.
2011. ‘The Embodiment of Resistance – Naturopathy in South India’. 14.06.11, MAYS (Medical Anthropology Young Scholars – A Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists) Conference, Warsaw.
2009. ‘Fighting with Rajas and Tamas: Ayurvedic Appropriation of Allopathic Scales’. 24.09.09, DGV (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde) Conference, Frankfurt.