The UCSD-UCLA Conference and Workshop Series on Culture and Mind brings various perspectives, methodologies, and training backgrounds related to the intersection of culture and mind into dialogue with each other. It should be fun.
The first session of this joint series was held at UCSD on October 22, 2010, and the second will be held at UCLA on March 2, 2012. We hope this will be an ongoing series of exchanges that will formalize ties between the anthropology departments at UCLA and UCSD and subsequently be open to scholars at other universities. A goal further off in the future will be to turn this into a conference that alternates with the biennial meetings for the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
(1) To provide a forum for the exchange of new ideas and directions for psychological anthropology
(2) To present or propose research at various stages of development and get feedback
(3) To share intellectual resources from two of the leading centers of psychological anthropology
(4) To foster scholarly and professional ties between graduate students at UCSD and UCLA