Vered Oppenheimer

Vered is a PhD student in the STS program at Bar Ilan university. Her research concerns the forming of psychiatric knowledge and bio-medical technologies, mainly psychotropic medications, and the ways in which these are being experiences and understood in everyday life. The study explores issues relating to the construction of the self in context with relation to the history of psychiatry.

 

She holds an MA degree in sociology and anthropology from Tel Aviv University. Her thesis looked at the emergence of ethno-class feminism during the early 1990s in HILA - a minority educational organization that works to increase parental participation in education as means to combat inequality. The research explored grassroots strategies to overcome divisions between hostile groups. 

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