Douglas W. Hollan, PhD

Douglas Hollan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles; Instructor at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute; and Editor of Book Series for the Society for Psychological Anthropology. His research interests include psychological anthropology; cross-cultural psychiatry; person-centered ethnography; and the cross-cultural study of mind, consciousness, and mental disorder. He is the co-author of Contentment and Suffering: Culture and Experience in Toraja (1994) and The Thread of Life: Toraja Reflections on the Life Cycle. Dr. Hollan is currently conducting cross-cultural studies of dreams, consciousness, and cultural idioms of distress. He is a member of the FPR Board, and holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and in Psychoanalysis.


The 2007 Conference