Professor Klepikova will address the situation of mentally disabled people, especially those with congenital intellectual and development disabilities, who live in long-term residential institutions in present-day Russia. It will feature a presentation of prolonged ethnographic research that she conducted in two institutions of this kind located in the outskirts of St. Petersburg: a children’s home for children with intellectual disabilities aged 4 to 18 years, and a psycho-neurological facility for adults.
Anna Klepikova, Ph.D., professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her research interests include disability studies and medical and psychological anthropology.
Co-sponsored by REEI and RSW