Aidan Seale-Feldman is an assistant professor of anthropology who has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2022. She is a medical anthropologist interested in affliction and its treatments.
Her research is based in the Nepal Himalayas, where she explores the ethics and politics of psychic life in times of disaster. In addition to teaching courses on biopolitics, medical and psychological anthropology, the anthropology of ethics and morality, and public-facing anthropology, she writes and experiments with ethnographic cinema and anthropological image-work.
Seale-Feldman’s research has been supported by grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, the UCLA International Institute, the Foundation for Psychocultural Research, and the UC Chancellor’s Prize.
Since 2018, Seale-Feldman has been a Research Associate in the Centre d’Anthropologie Culturelle (CANTHEL) at the Université de Paris, where she collaborates with researchers studying global mental health and medical pluralism in South Asia. She served as co-editor of The Screening Room, an experimental ethnographic film series hosted on the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s Visual and New Media Review, from 2019 to 2021.
Prior to joining the faculty at Notre Dame, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Bioethics at the University of Virginia. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
*Appointment pending confirmation from Provost's office.