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Monika Baár receives Brocher Foundation fellowship

Monika Baár received a two-month residential fellowship by the Brocher Foundation, an organisation located in Hermance (near Geneva) which supports research in the medical humanities.

She was simultaneously awarded a Visiting Fellowship in the Center for Global Health at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. During the period of her residence in Geneva she will be undertaking research into the history of global mental health and on related human rights discourses, utilizing the resources of the WHO, Red Cross and ILO archives. She will also be developing a new angle of research on the history of liberation psychology (an approach to psychology influenced by liberation theology, which evolved in Central and South America in the 1980s as a response to the grave injustices and civil wars). For this topic, she will conduct research in the archives of the World Council of Churches. 

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