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PhD student Angie Mejia publishes paper on mental health, ethnicity

Nov 15, 2018

Joven, Extranjera, y Deprimida en América: Ruminations of an Immigrant to Prozac Nation

Angie P. Mejia

Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies

Angie MejiaAngie Mejia's paper "Young, Foreign, and Depressed in America: Ruminations of an Immigrant to Prozac Nation" was published in Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies. Mejia, a PhD student in sociology, writes "In the spirit of disciplinary disobedience, this autoethnography aims to challenge sociological analyses on the subjective experience of mental health and most plots found in psychiatric memoirs written by U.S. (White) women. Guided by insights from intersectionality theory, Chicanx/Latinx, Black, and Women of Color (WOC) scholarship, this text (re)conceptualizes depression as an embodied social critique, affective logic, and emotional reaction to the sense of uncertainty defined by one’s social location and forced acts of survival along shifting borderlands." 11/15/18