Andrea Chiovenda is a post-doctoral research assistant in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and an affiliated faculty member at Emerson College, Boston. He received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Boston University in 2015, and a Master’s in Security Studies from Georgetown University in 2009. His research interests revolve around psychological and psychiatric anthropology, masculinity, and refugee studies. His most recent and ongoing project focuses on psychological suffering among Afghan refugees in Greece. His current and previous research was made possible in part by grants from the Lemelson Foundation, the American Institute for Afghanistan Studies, and the department of Anthropology at Boston University.
The book based on Andrea’s ethnographic research in Afghanistan, titled Crafting Masculine Selves: War, Culture and Psychodynamics among Afghan Pashtuns, is forthcoming for Oxford University Press. Two book chapters in edited volumes are being published in 2018, as well as an original article in Ethos, the academic journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.