Ana Vinea

Appointment: 2016 to 2018
Near Eastern Studies

photo of Ana VineaI am a cultural anthropologist of the Middle East whose work is concerned with contemporary intersections of the religious and the scientific, as manifested in the sphere of health and healing. My current project, “May God Cure You”: Contemporary Egyptian Therapeutic Landscapes between Qur’anic Healing and Psychiatry, is an ethnography of the transformations and contestations of practices of healing with the Qur’an through their encounter with modern science and psychiatry.