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Ms Janina Klement
Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry
131 Foster Court, University College London, Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
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Appointment
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
  • SELCS
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography
I hold an MA in European Culture and Thought from UCL and a BA in History and Politics from University of Bonn. My current research is funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.
Research Summary
I am a PhD candidate in Health Humanities at the School of European Languages, Culture, and Society. My PhD project explores the history of psychiatry critique in Western Europe and the US in the second half of the twentieth century. 


Broadly, my research interests are anchored in the history of intellectual thought and the history of science and medicine. The specific horizon I am working towards is a better understanding of the meaning of mental health. My research method is historical, I am interested in ways in which ideas, knowledge and practices travel cultural spheres and national borders. In particular, I am interested in those moments in human history when concepts of knowledge and truth are stripped of their reliability and resilience.

Teaching Summary
I am currently a teaching assistant on the MAs in Health Humanities (CMII0074 Madness) and Gender, Society and Representation (CMII0048 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Gender Studies).
Academic Background
  BA History, Political Science (double major) University of Bonn
  MA European Culture and Thought University College London
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