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Photo of Kristen Cheney Kristen Cheney Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Topic(s) adoption, Africa, agency, children/childhood, child protection, children’s rights, citizenship, development, education, HIV/AIDS, child institutionalization, humanitarianism, orphans, political economy, sexuality, sexual and reproductive rights, surrogacy, vulnerability
Methods Ethnography, child/youth participatory methods, qualitative
Child/Youth age range All age ranges

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Photo of Cindy Dell Clark Cindy Dell Clark Associate Professor

U.S. children based age 5 and up, focusing on rituals, play and chronic illness.

Photo of Katie Rose Hejtmanek Katie Rose Hejtmanek Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise
Region U.S.
Topic(s) Mental health, criminal justice, psychiatric custody, institutionalization, race, psychological anthropology, adolescence, transformative processes
Methods Ethnography
Child/Youth age range 10-19
Policy Impact None
Recent publications Hejtmanek, Katie Rose. 2015. Friendship, Love, and Hip Hop:
An Ethnography of African American Men in Psychiatric
Custody. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.Hejtmanek, Katie Rose. 2016. “Institutions.” In Oxford
Bibliographies in Anthropology. John Jackson, ed. New York:
Oxford University Press.

Hejtmanek, Katie Rose. 2016. Care, Closeness, and Becoming
“Better”: Transformation and Therapeutic Process in
American Adolescent Psychiatric Custody. Ethos 44(3): 313-

Non-anthropological affiliations or partnerships Program Director for Brooklyn College’s Children and Youth Studies Program
Most influential academic work Hejtmanek, Katie R. 2010. “Caring Through Restraint:
Violence, Intimacy, and Identity in Mental Health Practice.”
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 34:668-674.
Journals that have published the experts work? Ethos, Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry


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