Sean Akerman

BA, Wheaton College. PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York. Central interests in narrative psychology and stories of transformation, with special emphasis on qualitative methods, medicine, religious experience, and uprootedness. Current work includes an inquiry into the inheritance of exile and the figurations of home among Tibetans living in New York City. SLC 2011–

Courses taught in Psychology

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • Framing the Body: The Intersection of Psychology and Medicine
  • Home and Other Figments: Immigration, Exile, and Uprootedness
  • Psychology of Religious Experience
  • The Changing Self: Narratives of Personal Transformation
2012-2013
  • Landscapes of Injustice: Psychology and Social Change
  • The Changing Self: Narratives of Personal Transformation
  • The Psychology of Religious Experience
2011-2012
  • Home and Other Figments: Qualitative Approaches to Exile and Immigration
  • Structure and Change in Life Historical Accounts

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