Dr A. Jamie Saris

Anthropology, ALL Institute

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Associate Professor

Rowan House
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Biography

Dr Saris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University.  He holds advanced degrees in Social-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago (MA and PhD), and he has completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinically-Relevant Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  He has been working for more than twenty years in medical and psychological anthropology in Ireland, North America, and parts of Africa, where he has researched and published on such diverse issues as the social life of mental hospitals, the experience of major mental illness, colonialism and its aftermath, structural violence and health risk, authenticity, health services research, drug use/abuse, professionalism in medical education.  He led one of the first national prevalence studies on opiate use in Ireland, and he directed the only anthropological projects to have won major support from the Health Research Board of Ireland. He sits of the Editorial Boards of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry and Reviews in Anthropology, and he was Editor of The Irish Journal of Anthropology.  He was also the Co-Chair of the Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium, funded under The Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Education and Research Institutes 2007-2012, and the Deputy Director of National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), a multi-disciplinary research centre of excellence examining space and society. He is a founding member and sits of the Executive Committee of the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute.

Research Interests

Medical Anthropology (including Global Health), Anthropology of Europe (particularly Ireland), Psychological Anthropology (with a focus on Major Mental Illnesses and Addiction), Anthropological History, Anthropological Analyses of Space, Anthropological Theory, Urban Anthropology and structural violence issues in European cities, Cultural and political issues around HIV treatment.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Making The Patient a Member of the Healthcare Team in Chronic Disease Management: An Ethnographic and Participant Action Research Analysis of Living with Epilepsy in Ireland PI Health Research Board / HRB / Research Collaborative for Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS) 127265
SHAPES (Smart and Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems) Principal Investigator EU Horizon 2020 / Government State Bodies 01-NOV-19 31-OCT-24 2000000
Examining the feasibility of an on-site CD-4 counter in an HIV clinic inDar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Principal Investigator / Non Commercial 01-SEP-13 30-SEP-13 2000
Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium/Young Scienctist & Technology Exhibition Tanzania PI Pearson Foundation / Young Scientist Tanzania 01-JAN-12 31-DEC-12
An ethnographic study of barriers to access, and maintenance of, Anti-retroviral Therapy in the Western Cape, Republic of South Africa Principal Investigator Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / DFAIT / Government State Bodies 01-JUN-08 31-DEC-12 396000
Research into Good Practices in Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers co-Principal Investigator / Non Commercial 01-SEP-07 31-DEC-07 30000
An Ethnographic study examining the lives of drug users in and out of treatment in the Canal Communities, Dublin Principal Investigator / Non Commercial 01-SEP-07 31-DEC-08 96000
a Network Analysis and Life-History Study of Opiate Users in Ireland co-Principal Investigator Department of the Taoiseach / Government State Bodies 01-FEB-02 31-MAR-04 134000
Comparative ethnographic analysis on social exclusion and the experience of structural violence in two sites in Ireland co-Principal Investigator / Government State Bodies 01-SEP-97 31-JUL-99 38000

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Debating Authenticity: Anthropological Explorations of Experiences, Objects and Expertises (reissued 2014).
Fillitz, T., Saris A.J., and Streissler, A. (2013) Debating Authenticity: Anthropological Explorations of Experiences, Objects and Expertises (reissued 2014). London, UK: Berghahn Books. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Pharmacology'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2014) 'Pharmacology' In: Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Blackwell. [Details]
2012 'Introduction: Authenticty Aujourd'hui'
Saris A. (2012) 'Introduction: Authenticty Aujourd'hui' In: Debating Authenticity: Concepts of Modernity in Anthropological Perspective. New York: Berghahn Books. [Details]
2011 'Icon and Structural Violence in a Dublin Underclass Housing Estate'
A. Jamie Saris (2011) 'Icon and Structural Violence in a Dublin Underclass Housing Estate' In: Faces of Anthropology, 6th Edition. New York: Pearson. [Details]
2008 'INSTITUTIONAL PERSONS AND PERSONAL INSTITUTIONS The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland'
Saris, AJ (2008) 'INSTITUTIONAL PERSONS AND PERSONAL INSTITUTIONS The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland' In: POSTCOLONIAL DISORDERS. BERKELEY: UNIV CALIFORNIA PRESS. [Details]
2013 'Committed to Will: What’s at Stake for Anthropology in Addiction'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Committed to Will: What’s at Stake for Anthropology in Addiction' In: Addiction Trajectories. Duke University Press. [Details]
2013 'Revisiting “Culture, Genuine and Spurious”: Reflections on Icon and Politics in Ireland'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Revisiting “Culture, Genuine and Spurious”: Reflections on Icon and Politics in Ireland' In: Debating Authenticity: Concepts of Modernity in Anthropological Perspective. Berghahn Books. [Details]
2011 'The Addicted Self and the Pharmaceutical Self: Ecologies of Will, Information, and Power in Junkies, Addicts, and Patients'
Saris, A. Jamie (2011) 'The Addicted Self and the Pharmaceutical Self: Ecologies of Will, Information, and Power in Junkies, Addicts, and Patients' In: Pharmaceutical Self and Imaginary: Psychopharmacology in a Globalizing World. New Mexico, USA: School of Advanced Research (SAR). [Details]
2000 'Imagining Ireland in the Great Exhibition of 1853'
A.J. Saris (2000) 'Imagining Ireland in the Great Exhibition of 1853' In: Ireland in the Nineteenth-Century: Regional Identity. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2000 'The culture of protest in West Dublin'
Saris, A.J. and Bartley, B. (2000) 'The culture of protest in West Dublin' In: Memories of the Present: Ireland 1997-1998. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
2000 'Horses and the Culture of Protest In West Dublin'
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley et al. (2000) 'Horses and the Culture of Protest In West Dublin' In: Remembering the Present: Irish Sociological Chronicals, Volume II. Dublin: Institute for Public Administration. [Details]
1999 'Social Exclusion and Cherry Orchard: A Hidden Side of Suburban Dublin'
Bartley, B. and Saris, A.J. (1999) 'Social Exclusion and Cherry Orchard: A Hidden Side of Suburban Dublin' In: Dublin: Contemporary Trends and Issues for the 21st Century. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland. [Details]
1997 'The Asylum in Ireland: A Brief Institutional History and Some Local Effects'
A.J. Saris (1997) 'The Asylum in Ireland: A Brief Institutional History and Some Local Effects' In: The Sociology of Health and Illness In Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
1996 'Schizophrenia'
A.J. Saris (1996) 'Schizophrenia' In: World Mental Health: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2000 Dis-ease with Postmodern Anthropology
Mark Maguire, George E. Marcus, A. Jamie Saris, and Steve Coleman (Ed.). (2000) Dis-ease with Postmodern Anthropology Maynooth, Ireland: Anthropology Association of Ireland. [Details]
1997 Culture, Space, and Representation
A. Jamie Saris and Steve Coleman (Ed.). (1997) Culture, Space, and Representation Maynooth, Ireland: Anthropology Association of Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Growing Appetites and Hungry Subjects: Addicts, the Undead, and the Long Arc of Theory in Western Social Science'
A. Jamie Saris (2021) 'Growing Appetites and Hungry Subjects: Addicts, the Undead, and the Long Arc of Theory in Western Social Science'. Ethnologia Europaea, 21 (1):102-133 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2021 'The dialectics of heroin and methadone in Ireland'
Saris A.J. (2021) 'The dialectics of heroin and methadone in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today'
Drazkiewicz, E;Strong, T;Scheper-Hughes, N;Turpin, H;Murphy, F;Saris, AJ;Garvey, P;Mishtal, J;Wulff, H;French, B;Miller, D;Maguire, L;Mhordha, MN (2020) 'Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today'. Social Anthropology, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'CO-DESIGNING PATIENT-CENTRED CARE USING PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH [PAR] - THE EPILEPSY PARTNERSHIP IN CARE [EPIC] PROJECT'
Varley, J;Power, R;Saris, J;Fitzsimons, M (2017) 'CO-DESIGNING PATIENT-CENTRED CARE USING PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH [PAR] - THE EPILEPSY PARTNERSHIP IN CARE [EPIC] PROJECT'. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 29 :8-9 [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Are patients ready for integrated person-centered care? A qualitative study of people with epilepsy in Ireland'
Power R;Byrne JP;Kiersey R;Varley J;Doherty CP;Lambert V;Heffernan E;Saris AJ;Fitzsimons M; (2019) 'Are patients ready for integrated person-centered care? A qualitative study of people with epilepsy in Ireland'. Epilepsy and Behavior, 102 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'The rhetoric and reality of integrated patient-centered care for healthcare providers: An ethnographic exploration of epilepsy care in Ireland'
Byrne JP;Power R;Kiersey R;Varley J;Doherty CP;Saris AJ;Lambert V;Fitzsimons M; (2019) 'The rhetoric and reality of integrated patient-centered care for healthcare providers: An ethnographic exploration of epilepsy care in Ireland'. Epilepsy and Behavior, 94 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Igniting intersectoral collaboration in chronic disease management: a participatory action research study on epilepsy care in Ireland'
Varley J.;Kiersey R.;Power R.;Byrne J.;Doherty C.;Saris J.;Lambert V.;Fitzsimons M. (2019) 'Igniting intersectoral collaboration in chronic disease management: a participatory action research study on epilepsy care in Ireland'. Journal of Interprofessional Care, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'On patients, doctors and ethnographers: A response to Launer'
Power R.;Saris A. (2018) 'On patients, doctors and ethnographers: A response to Launer'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 94 (1107):63-65 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Between the Clinic and the Community: Temporality and Patterns of ART Adherence in the Western Cape Province, South Africa'
Larkan, F;van Wyk, B;Stevens, P;Saris, AJ (2015) 'Between the Clinic and the Community: Temporality and Patterns of ART Adherence in the Western Cape Province, South Africa'. African Sociological Review, 19 :27-53 [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Studying Suicide in Modern Ireland: New Directions and Old Conundrums'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Studying Suicide in Modern Ireland: New Directions and Old Conundrums'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 15 :6-7 [full-text] [Details]
2008 'An uncertain dominion: Irish psychiatry, methadone, and the treatment of opiate abuse'
Saris A. (2008) 'An uncertain dominion: Irish psychiatry, methadone, and the treatment of opiate abuse'. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 32 (2):259-277 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2008 'CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY'
Saris, AJ (2008) 'CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY'. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 32 :259-277 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Enshrining Vietnamese-Irish Lives'
Maguire, M. and A.J. Saris (2007) 'Enshrining Vietnamese-Irish Lives'. ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY, 23 :9-12 [full-text] [Details]
2007 'A response from Comiskey et al'
Comiskey C.;Saris J.;Pugh J. (2007) 'A response from Comiskey et al'. Probation Journal, 54 (3):309-310 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2000 'Culture and history in the halfway house: Ethnography, tradition, and the rural middle class in the west of Ireland'
Saris, AJ (2000) 'Culture and history in the halfway house: Ethnography, tradition, and the rural middle class in the west of Ireland'. Journal of Historical Sociology, 13 :10-36 [full-text] [Details]
1999 'Producing persons and developing institutions in rural Ireland'
Saris, AJ (1999) 'Producing persons and developing institutions in rural Ireland'. American Ethnologist, 26 :690-710 [full-text] [Details]
1996 'Mad kings, proper houses, and an asylum in rural Ireland'
Saris, AJ (1996) 'Mad kings, proper houses, and an asylum in rural Ireland'. American Anthropologist, 98 [full-text] [Details]
1995 'TELLING STORIES - LIFE-HISTORIES, ILLNESS NARRATIVES, AND INSTITUTIONAL LANDSCAPES'
SARIS, AJ (1995) 'TELLING STORIES - LIFE-HISTORIES, ILLNESS NARRATIVES, AND INSTITUTIONAL LANDSCAPES'. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 19 :39-72 [full-text] [Details]
1994 'Return of the Repressed: Bringing Culture Back to Psychiatry'
SARIS, AJ (1994) 'Return of the Repressed: Bringing Culture Back to Psychiatry'. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 18 :115-133 [Details]
1987 'The Adventures of the Ginseng Trade: Observations on Building World Systems'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1987) 'The Adventures of the Ginseng Trade: Observations on Building World Systems'. THE CHICAGO ANTHROPOLOGY EXCHANGE, :1-19 [Details]
2010 'Comment on Low, Setha and Sally Engle Merry, “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas.”'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2010) 'Comment on Low, Setha and Sally Engle Merry, “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas.”'. Current Anthropology, 51 :S218-S219 [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Of Remedies and Poisons: Recreational Use of ARVs in the Social Imagination of South African Carers'
Dr A. Jamie Saris, Fiona Larkan and Brian Van Wyk (2010) 'Of Remedies and Poisons: Recreational Use of ARVs in the Social Imagination of South African Carers'. African Sociological Review, African Sociological Review.14 :62-73 [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Prevalence Rates and Comparisons of Obesity Levels in Ireland'
Barron C. Comiskey C., and Saris, A.J. (2009) 'Prevalence Rates and Comparisons of Obesity Levels in Ireland'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NURSING, 18 :799-803 [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Culture, Inequality, and the Bureaucratic Imagination: States and Subjects For a New Millennium'
A.J. Saris (2007) 'Culture, Inequality, and the Bureaucratic Imagination: States and Subjects For a New Millennium'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 10 :54-60 [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Free Will and the Clockwork of Anarchy” Comment on Strauss, Claudia, “Blaming For Columbine: Conceptions of Agency In The Contemporary United States.” Current Anthropology'
A.J. Saris (2007) 'Free Will and the Clockwork of Anarchy” Comment on Strauss, Claudia, “Blaming For Columbine: Conceptions of Agency In The Contemporary United States.” Current Anthropology'. Current Anthropology, 48 :807-832 [Details]
2007 'Estimating the Prevalence of Opiate Use in Ireland and the Implications for the Criminal Justice System.” Probation Journal. 54(1):22-35'
C. Comiskey, A.J. Saris, and J. Pugh (2007) 'Estimating the Prevalence of Opiate Use in Ireland and the Implications for the Criminal Justice System.” Probation Journal. 54(1):22-35'. PROBATION JOURNAL, 54 :22-35 [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Crashing Into the Ethnic Pentagon: Reflections on Race and Culture in the New Ireland'
A.J. Saris (2006) 'Crashing Into the Ethnic Pentagon: Reflections on Race and Culture in the New Ireland'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 9 :18-26 [full-text] [Details]
2005 'Reconsiderando los Estereotipos: Imágenes de Irracionalidad en la Obra del Columnista del Irish Times, John Waters. [Rethinking Stereotypes: Images of Irrationality in the Work of the Irish Times Columnist, John Waters]'
A.J. Saris (2005) 'Reconsiderando los Estereotipos: Imágenes de Irracionalidad en la Obra del Columnista del Irish Times, John Waters. [Rethinking Stereotypes: Images of Irrationality in the Work of the Irish Times Columnist, John Waters]'. REVISITA DE ANTHROPOLOGIA SOCIAL, 14 :281-309 [full-text] [Details]
2004 'Once Were Positivists: A Reply to Aya'
A.J. Saris (2004) 'Once Were Positivists: A Reply to Aya'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 13 :42-45 [full-text] [Details]
2004 'Prison and Empire: Archipelagoes of Confinement and the New World Order'
A.J. Saris (2004) 'Prison and Empire: Archipelagoes of Confinement and the New World Order'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, VII :69-82 [full-text] [Details]
2002 'Culture and the State: Institutionalising 'the Underclass' in the New Ireland'
Saris A.J., Bartley B., Kierans C., Walsh C., McCormack P. (2002) 'Culture and the State: Institutionalising 'the Underclass' in the New Ireland'. CITY, 6 :167-191 [full-text] [Details]
2002 'The Arts of Memory: Icon and Structural Violence in a Dublin 'Underclass' Housing Estate'
A.J. Saris, and B. Bartley (2002) 'The Arts of Memory: Icon and Structural Violence in a Dublin 'Underclass' Housing Estate'. ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY, 18 :18-19 [full-text] [Details]
1999 'Introduction Culture, Space and Representation'
A.J. Saris (1999) 'Introduction Culture, Space and Representation'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 4 :1-6 [full-text] [Details]
1996 'Multiple Personality, Cultural Anthropology, and the Concept of Self in the Psychological and Religious Thinking of William James'
A.J. Saris (1996) 'Multiple Personality, Cultural Anthropology, and the Concept of Self in the Psychological and Religious Thinking of William James'. Anthropology Ireland, 5 :2-17 [Details]
1994 'Telling Stories: Life Histories, Illness Narratives, and Institutional Landscape'
A.J. Saris (1994) 'Telling Stories: Life Histories, Illness Narratives, and Institutional Landscape'. CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY, 18 :115-133 [full-text] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
1990 'Perceptions and Problems: Cultural Assumptions about Schizophrenia'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1990) 'Perceptions and Problems: Cultural Assumptions about Schizophrenia' Bulletin of the Schizophrenia Association of Ireland, 14 :9-12. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 SIEF 2021, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, Helsinki.
Katja Seidel, David Prendergast, A Jamie Saris (2021) SIEF 2021, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, Helsinki. [International Refereed Conference], Lives Under Covid and the Terms Under Which We Become Old, Finland , 15-JUN-22 [Details]
2021 H2020 SHAPES Dialogue Workshop.
David Prendergast, A Jamie Saris, Katja Seidel (2021) H2020 SHAPES Dialogue Workshop. [Oral Presentation], Life Worlds of Older Individuals in Europe, Ireland [Details]
2021 Winter Ethnography School, Maynooth.
Seidel, Katja, David Prendergast and Jamie Saris (2021) Winter Ethnography School, Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], Reshaping the SHAPES Project in the Covid-19 era, Ireland [Details]
2020 Annual Conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland.
Saris, Jamie, Katja Seidel and David Prendergast (2020) Annual Conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Ageing Names and Naming Ages, Dublin City University [Details]
2016 Paper presented at HISI Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium.
A. Jamie Saris and Vanessa Carter (2016) Paper presented at HISI Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium. [International Refereed Conference], Safe Social Media for Health Sector Staff, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2009 Paper presented at the Workshop, Anthropologies of Addictions, McGill University.
A. Jamie Saris (2009) Paper presented at the Workshop, Anthropologies of Addictions, McGill University. [Invited Lecture], Committed to Will: What’s at Stake for Anthropology in Addiction, Montreal, Canada , 23-APR-09 - 25-APR-09 [Details]
2007 Invited Lecture, at the Social Anthropology Seminar at St Andrews University.
A. Jamie Saris (2007) Invited Lecture, at the Social Anthropology Seminar at St Andrews University. [Invited Lecture], Genuine Selves and Genuine Cultures: Icon, Politics and Self-Fashioning in Ireland, Fife, Scotland [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the session, New Anthropologies of Addicition and Subjectivity, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (2007) Paper presented at the session, New Anthropologies of Addicition and Subjectivity, American Anthropological Association. [International Refereed Conference], The Will to Will: Subjectivity in an Age of Addiction, Washington, DC, USA , 27-NOV-07 - 02-DEC-07 [Details]
2007 Seminar Pharmaceutical Self and Imaginary: Studies in Psychopharmacology and Globalisation, School for Advanced Research (SAR) in the Human Experience.
A. Jamie Saris (2007) Seminar Pharmaceutical Self and Imaginary: Studies in Psychopharmacology and Globalisation, School for Advanced Research (SAR) in the Human Experience. [Invited Lecture], “The Addicted Self and the Pharmaceutical Self: Ecologies of Will, Information, and Power in Junkies, Addicts, and Patients, Santa Fe, NM, USA , 14-OCT-07 - 18-OCT-07 [Details]
2006 The Meanings of the Biomedical Mind: Biological Psychiatry in History and Culture.
A. Jamie Saris (2006) The Meanings of the Biomedical Mind: Biological Psychiatry in History and Culture. [Plenary Lecture], Theorizing Addiction: Implications for an Anthropology of Biological Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA , 08-SEP-06 - 10-SEP-06 [Details]
2006 Paper presented at the session, To Belong: Reality and Fantasy In Modes of Public Participation, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (2006) Paper presented at the session, To Belong: Reality and Fantasy In Modes of Public Participation, American Anthropological Association. [International Refereed Conference], Culture at the Intersection of Theory and State Practice, San Jose, CA, USA, , 15-NOV-06 - 19-NOV-06 [Details]
2006 Lecture delivered to the Socrates Intensive Programme in Social Anthropology, Authenticity in Life Worlds.
A. Jamie Saris (2006) Lecture delivered to the Socrates Intensive Programme in Social Anthropology, Authenticity in Life Worlds. [Oral Presentation], Revisiting Culture, Genuine and Spurious: Reflections on Icons and Politics in Ireland, University of Vienna, Austria , 22-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06 [Details]
2005 Invited Lecture, National Library of Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (2005) Invited Lecture, National Library of Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Poverty and Structural Violence in West Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 08-NOV-05 - 08-NOV-05 [Details]
2005 Paper presented at the session, Historical and Contemporary Domains of Psychiatric Practice: From Center to Periphery, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (2005) Paper presented at the session, Historical and Contemporary Domains of Psychiatric Practice: From Center to Periphery, American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], An Uncertain Dominion: Irish Psychiatry, Methadone, and the Treatment of Opiate Abuse, Washington, DC, USA [full-text] [Details]
2004 oster Session The Bi-Annual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).
A. Jamie Saris and Catherine Comiskey (2004) oster Session The Bi-Annual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). [Poster Presentation], Applying Anthropology: A Report of a Network Analysis Study, With an In-Depth Interview Component Investigating Opiate Use in Ireland on a Nationwide Basis, Vienna, Austria , 08-SEP-04 - 12-SEP-04 [Details]
2004 Invited Lecture at The Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University.
A. Jamie Saris (2004) Invited Lecture at The Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University. [Invited Lecture], Imagining Inequalities: States and Subjects in the New Millennium, Harvard University , 12-MAR-04 [Details]
2003 'Engaging Imagination', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (2003) 'Engaging Imagination', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Culture, Poverty, and the Bureaucratic Imagination, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 19-JUN-03 - 21-JUN-93 [Details]
2003 Paper presented to the Conference, After the Celtic Tiger.
A. Jamie Saris (2003) Paper presented to the Conference, After the Celtic Tiger. [Oral Presentation], Managing Failure During Good Times: New and Old Poverty in the Celtic Tiger, Istanbul Bilgi University, Kustepe, Istanbul, Turkey , 09-SEP-03 - 12-SEP-03 [Details]
2002 Plenary Lecture presented to Combat Poverty.
A. Jamie Saris (2002) Plenary Lecture presented to Combat Poverty. [Plenary Lecture], Between Difference and Deficit: Poor Places, Good Intentions, Angry People, Dublin, Ireland , 09-MAY-02 [Details]
2001 Invited Lecture to the Anthropology Department, the School of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Business (LSB).
A. Jamie Saris (2001) Invited Lecture to the Anthropology Department, the School of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Business (LSB). [Invited Lecture], Icon and Structural Violence in a West Dublin Neighbourhood, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2001 Invited Lecture at The Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University.
A. Jamie Saris (2001) Invited Lecture at The Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University. [Invited Lecture], Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland, Cambridge, MA, USA [Details]
2000 Paper presented at the session Where is the Field? Anthropology and the European Union: Problematics and Possibilities American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (2000) Paper presented at the session Where is the Field? Anthropology and the European Union: Problematics and Possibilities American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Community Development Organisations and European Social Inclusion Discourses as Ethnographic Problems, San Francisco, CA USA [Details]
1999 Paper presented at the conference, Interpretive Political Sociology.
A. Jamie Saris (1999) Paper presented at the conference, Interpretive Political Sociology. [Oral Presentation], Resistance and Aesthetics in a West Dublin Neighbourhood, Allihies, County Cork [Details]
1999 Paper presented at the session History and the Politics of Desire: Nostalgic Futures Across the New Europe, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (1999) Paper presented at the session History and the Politics of Desire: Nostalgic Futures Across the New Europe, American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Community, History, and Structural Violence: Imagining Past and Future in an Underclass Neighbourhood in 1990s Dublin, Chicago, IL, USA [Details]
1998 Paper presented at the session Urban Action and the Politics of Economic Change, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (1998) Paper presented at the session Urban Action and the Politics of Economic Change, American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Emergent Populations and Popular Resistance: Space, Community, and Social Exclusion in the New Ireland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [Details]
1998 Invited Lecture to 5th-Year Medical Students, University College, Cork.
A. Jamie Saris (1998) Invited Lecture to 5th-Year Medical Students, University College, Cork. [Oral Presentation], Global and Local Issues in World Mental Health, Cork, Ireland [Details]
1998 Invited Lecture to the Department of Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (1998) Invited Lecture to the Department of Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Health and Disease in a Multi-Cultural World, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
1997 Invited Lecture to the Health Services Management Programme, College of Surgeons, Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (1997) Invited Lecture to the Health Services Management Programme, College of Surgeons, Ireland. [Invited Lecture], World Mental Health: Anthropological Insights into the New Morbidity, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
1997 “Region and Nation in the Great Irish Exhibition of 1853.
A. Jamie Saris (1997) “Region and Nation in the Great Irish Exhibition of 1853. [Oral Presentation], “Region and Nation in the Great Irish Exhibition of 1853, QUB, Belfast, UK [Details]
1997 Paper presented at the conference, Cultural Practices and Cultural Identity: Sociological Contributions to the Understanding of Culture, Sociological Association of Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (1997) Paper presented at the conference, Cultural Practices and Cultural Identity: Sociological Contributions to the Understanding of Culture, Sociological Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Culture and Commodities: Selling Ireland and Buying Irish in the Great Dublin Exhibition of 1853, Westport, Ireland [Details]
1996 Paper presented at the conference Anthropology, Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism, Anthropological Association of Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (1996) Paper presented at the conference Anthropology, Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism, Anthropological Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], To Show What We Can Be and What We've Been: The Great Irish Exhibition of 1853, Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland [Details]
1996 Paper presented at the session Representations and Self-Representations of Indigenous People: Essays in Honor of Raymond D. Fogelson, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (1996) Paper presented at the session Representations and Self-Representations of Indigenous People: Essays in Honor of Raymond D. Fogelson, American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Consuming Traditions: Producing the Nation in the Great Irish Exhibition of 1853, San Francisco, CA USA [Details]
1996 Paper read at The Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series.
A. Jamie Saris (1996) Paper read at The Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series. [Oral Presentation], The Logic of Money: Producing Persons and Developing Institutions in Rural Ireland, Maynooth Seminar Series [Details]
1995 Paper presented at the session Articulating the State: Writers and the Nation. American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (1995) Paper presented at the session Articulating the State: Writers and the Nation. American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Debatably Irish: The Uses of Irrationality for Articulating Irishness in the Work of John Waters, Washington, DC, USA [Details]
1995 Lecture given at the Department of Sociology, University College, Cork, Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (1995) Lecture given at the Department of Sociology, University College, Cork, Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Space, Person, and Production in an Irish Asylum, Cork, Ireland [Details]
1995 Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Irish Studies.
A. Jamie Saris (1995) Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Irish Studies. [Oral Presentation], Culture and History in the Half-Way House: The Politics of Tradition and the Rural Irish Middle Class, QUB, Belfast, UK [Details]
1994 Paper presented at the session, The Culture and Politics of Psychiatric Care: Language, Power and Changing Institutions, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (1994) Paper presented at the session, The Culture and Politics of Psychiatric Care: Language, Power and Changing Institutions, American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Narrative, Illness, and Institutions, Atlanta, Georgia, USA [Details]
1994 Paper presented at the conference, Anthropology and Journalism, Autumn Meeting of The Anthropological Association of Ireland.
A. Jamie Saris (1994) Paper presented at the conference, Anthropology and Journalism, Autumn Meeting of The Anthropological Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Whiskey, Violence, and Madness: Reproducing the Irrational in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
1992 Paper presented at the session Ethnography and National Tradition in Europe, American Anthropological Association.
A. Jamie Saris (1992) Paper presented at the session Ethnography and National Tradition in Europe, American Anthropological Association. [Oral Presentation], Where is the Snow That Was So Bright Last Year?: Ethnography and Community in the West of Ireland, San Francisco, CA USA [Details]
2002 Department of Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester.
A. Jamie Saris (2002) Department of Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester. [Invited Lecture], Culture and 'the Underclass' in the New Ireland, Manchester, England , 22-APR-02 [Details]
2002 'Race, Culture, and Interculturalism', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of I.
A. Jamie Saris (2002) 'Race, Culture, and Interculturalism', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of I. [Oral Presentation], Crashing Into the Ethnic Pentagon: Reflections on Race and Culture in the New Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 08-JUN-02 - 09-JUN-02 [Details]
2001 Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation.
A. Jamie Saris and B. Bartley (2001) Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation. [Invited Lecture], Developing Culture?: Social Inclusion Discourses and Activities as Ethnographic Problems, L.S.B. Dublin , 08-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2012 Understanding Barriers to Access and Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
Dr A. Jamie Saris (with Fiona Larkan, Brian Van Wyk and Field Researchers) (2012) Understanding Barriers to Access and Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. HRB, Dublin. [Details]
2010 A Dizzying Array of Substances: Changing Patterns of Drug Use in the Canal Communities. Final Report. 1 December. Dublin. December.
Saris, A.J., Dr Fiona O' Reilly, and Field Researchers (2010) A Dizzying Array of Substances: Changing Patterns of Drug Use in the Canal Communities. Final Report. 1 December. Dublin. December. Canal Communities Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin. [Details]
1999 Life Histories of Drug Users and Drug Use in the Community in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard.
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1999) Life Histories of Drug Users and Drug Use in the Community in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard. Bally Fermot Local Drugs Task Force, Dublin. [Details]
2005 A Network Analysis Study, With An In-Depth Interview Component Investigating Opiate Use in Ireland on a Nationwide Basis.
A.J. Saris and C. Comiskey and Field Researchers (2005) A Network Analysis Study, With An In-Depth Interview Component Investigating Opiate Use in Ireland on a Nationwide Basis. NACD, Dublin. [Details]
1999 Community Policing in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard.
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1999) Community Policing in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard. Ballyfermot Local Development Organization, Dublin. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2021 On Function, Restoration, and Recovery.
A. Jamie Saris (2021) On Function, Restoration, and Recovery. Maynooth: Blog [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2004 Schizophrenia, culture and subjectivity: The edge of experience.
Saris, AJ (2004) Schizophrenia, culture and subjectivity: The edge of experience. DORDRECHT: Book Review [Details]
2004 Review of Schizophrenia, Culture and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience (Jenkins, Janis Hunter and Robert Barrett (eds.)).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2004) Review of Schizophrenia, Culture and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience (Jenkins, Janis Hunter and Robert Barrett (eds.)). Book Review [Details]
2001 Net curtains and closed doors: Intimacy, family and public life in Dublin.
Saris, AJ (2001) Net curtains and closed doors: Intimacy, family and public life in Dublin. ARLINGTON: Book Review [Details]
2001 Out of our minds: Reason and madness in the exploration of Central Africa.
Saris, AJ (2001) Out of our minds: Reason and madness in the exploration of Central Africa. ARLINGTON: Book Review [Details]
1994 ETHNOPSYCHIATRY - THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL AND FOLK PSYCHIATRIES - GAINES,AD.
SARIS, AJ (1994) ETHNOPSYCHIATRY - THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL AND FOLK PSYCHIATRIES - GAINES,AD. DORDRECHT: Book Review [Details]
2001 Review of Net Curtains and Closed Doors: Intimacy, Family and Pubic Life in Dublin. (Elizabeth A. Throop).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2001) Review of Net Curtains and Closed Doors: Intimacy, Family and Pubic Life in Dublin. (Elizabeth A. Throop). Book Review [Details]
2001 Review of Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa. (Johannes Fabian).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2001) Review of Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa. (Johannes Fabian). Book Review [Details]
1997 Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1997) Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.). Book Review [Details]
1996 Review of Constructing Panic: The Discourse of Agoraphobia (Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1996) Review of Constructing Panic: The Discourse of Agoraphobia (Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs). Book Review [Details]
1994 Review of Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies. (Silverman and Gulliver, eds.).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1994) Review of Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies. (Silverman and Gulliver, eds.). Book Review [Details]

Educational Article

  Year Publication
2020 Why is Donald Trump dancing to YMCA?.
A. Jamie Saris (2020) Why is Donald Trump dancing to YMCA?. Educational Article [Details]
2017 Could you survive a zombie apocalypse?.
A. Jamie Saris (2017) Could you survive a zombie apocalypse?. Dublin: Educational Article [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2017 Co-designing Integrated Care Using Participatory Action Research [PAR]: The Epilepsy Partnership in Care [EPiC] Project.
Fitzsimons, M;Doherty, C;Saris, J;Power, R;Lambert, V;Varley, J (2017) Co-designing Integrated Care Using Participatory Action Research [PAR]: The Epilepsy Partnership in Care [EPiC] Project. LONDON: Magazine Article [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
2014 Why Do We Que?.
A. Jamie Saris (2014) Why Do We Que?. Radio Presentation [Details]
2013 Dr. Jamie Saris, Snr Lecturer in Anthropology at NUI Maynooth to talk about one of those stories you dont forget, a Wild Man found in Vietnam.
A. Jamie Saris (2013) Dr. Jamie Saris, Snr Lecturer in Anthropology at NUI Maynooth to talk about one of those stories you dont forget, a Wild Man found in Vietnam. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
1994 The return of the repressed: Bringing culture back to psychiatry - EMPTYING BEDS: The work of an emergency psychiatry unit. Lorna A. Rhodes. 1991 University of California Press ETHNOPSYCHIATRY: The cultural construction of professional and folk psychiatries. Atwood D. Gaines, ed. 1992 State University of New York Press.
Saris A. (1994) The return of the repressed: Bringing culture back to psychiatry - EMPTYING BEDS: The work of an emergency psychiatry unit. Lorna A. Rhodes. 1991 University of California Press ETHNOPSYCHIATRY: The cultural construction of professional and folk psychiatries. Atwood D. Gaines, ed. 1992 State University of New York Press. Reviews [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2008 Good Practices in the Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers.
Dr A. Jamie Saris, Mark Maguire and Field Researchers (2008) Good Practices in the Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers. Technical Publication [Details]
1998 Social Exclusion and Local Responses: An Ethnographic Study on Two Communities in Ireland.
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1998) Social Exclusion and Local Responses: An Ethnographic Study on Two Communities in Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]

Discussion

  Year Publication
2019 Are We Getting Close: Technology and Intimacy in the 21stC.
A. Jamie Saris, Chris Gowen and Nicola Fox Hamilton (2019) Are We Getting Close: Technology and Intimacy in the 21stC. Discussion [Details]

Note

  Year Publication
2020 Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today.
Drążkiewicz E.;Strong T.;Scheper-Hughes N.;Turpin H.;Saris A.J.;Mishtal J.;Wulff H.;French B.;Garvey P.;Miller D.;Murphy F.;Maguire L.;Mhórdha M.N. (2020) Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today. Note [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
2013 Addiction, Suffering and Pleasure.
A. Jamie Saris (2013) Addiction, Suffering and Pleasure. Online Multimedia [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2004 Foreword to Differently Irish: A cultural History Exploring 25 Years of Vietnamese-Irish Identity, Maguire, Mark.
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2004) Foreword to Differently Irish: A cultural History Exploring 25 Years of Vietnamese-Irish Identity, Maguire, Mark. Other [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Senior Research Fellowship at Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften/Kunstuniversität Linz Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften/Kunstuniversität Linz
1991 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
1988 Fellowship in the International Doctoral Research Program fo
1992 NIMH Post-Doctorate Training Fellowship

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Cultural Anthropology * 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
American Ethnological Society Member 30-DEC-96 / 30-DEC-19
Society for the Anthropology of Europe Member 30-DEC-90 / 30-DEC-10
Anthropological Association of Ireland Member, Executice Committee, Editor-in-Chief of Irish Journal of Anthropology 30-DEC-92 / 30-DEC-21
American Ethnological Society Member 30-DEC-94 / 30-DEC-20
Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland member 30-DEC-94 / 30-DEC-02
Society for Urban and Transnational Anthropology Member 30-DEC-96 / 30-DEC-08
Society for Medical Anthropology Member 30-DEC-96 / 30-DEC-19

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Journal of Anthropology Editor-in-Chief 1996 / 2008
International Board of Consulting Editors Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry Advice to Editor, Article Reviews 1998 /
"Member, Executive Committee Anthropological Association of Ireland" /
Operational CommitteeNational Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis" Committe Member 2001 / 2007
"Co-OrganiserThe Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series" Organizing Guest Speakers for Departmenbt of Anthropology 1997 / 2006
External Examiner on Ph.D. Thesis, "We go There and They Come Here: Migrancy and Dislocation Through the Looking Glass of the Tourist Gaze", Cliona O'Carroll, Dept of Folklore and Ethnology/Béaloideas, University College Cork /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Harvard University. Tutor in Special Concentrations Programme / 01-AUG-94
The University of Chicago. Lecturer (Anthropology 212, now Frederick Starr Lectureship) / 01-JAN-92
NUI Maynooth Senior Lecturer in Anthropology /
National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis. Deputy Director /
National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis. Research Associate /
NUI Maynooth. Visting Lecturer / 01-JAN-90
NUI Maynooth Lecturer in Anthropology / 01-SEP-00

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1986 University of Chicago M.A.
1985 University of Chicago B.A.
1994 University of Chicago Ph.D.

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Functional Basic Basic

Teaching Interests

I am prepared to teach courses at any level in the specializations mentioned above.  I am also prepared to teach courses in anthropological research and writing.  I have taught anthropology courses at all levels from Introduction to Anthropology to advanced doctoral courses, and I am a prolific trainer of PhDs, averaging, as the Primary Advisor, two completed doctorates per three years since 2000.  I have also mentored postdoctoral researchers as part of larger research teams in both Ireland and Africa. Finally, I have extensive experience in presenting anthropological concepts to non-anthropologists, whether on outreach courses to non-traditional students, to Faculty of Science students, or to medical students in both Europe and North America.

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2020 Nasrin Khandoker Maynooth University PhD Songs of Deviance and Defiance: Subjectivity, Emotions and Authenticity in Bhawaiya Folk Songs of North Bengal
2009 Dr Joseph Butler Maynooth University PhD Sex, Race and Fieldwork: Locating a Figure in the History of Anthropology, Richard F. Burton, 1821-1900
2007 Dr Fiona Larkan Maynooth University PhD Moralizing Cultures: Community, Risk and the Female Body in Ireland and South Africa
2005 Dr James Quin Maynooth University PhD Changing Sexual States: An Ethnography of Queers, Queering and Transition In Bratislava
2005 Dr Mark Maguire Maynooth University PhD The Other Side of the Hyphen: Vietnamese-Irish Identity
2014 Dr Katja Seidel Maynooth University PhD 'We are born in their struggle and they live in ours' (H.I.J.O.S.): Practices of Justice and Trans-generational Memory in Post-genocide Argentina
2001 Dr Denise Meagher Maynooth University PhD Academic Rites: An Anthropology of Contested Reproductions of Modern Irishness
2012 Dr Emma Heffernan Maynooth University PhD Erotic Enterprises: An Ethnography of Risk and Opportunity in Celtic Tiger Ireland
2011 Dr Carol Barron Maynooth University PhD Fun is a Serious Business: “Sameness” and “Difference” in the Play Spaces, Play Activities and Toys Of Irish Children in Middle School
2011 Dr David Murphy Maynooth University PhD Hate Couture: Subcultural Fundamentalism and the Serbian Black Metal Music Scene
2009 Dr Fiona Murphy Maynooth University PhD Fixing the Shadows: Modern Modalities of Trauma, Memory and Reconcilliation in Australia’s Stolen Generation
2003 Dr Michelle Cotter Maynooth University PhD Heritage and Over-Representation in Yeats Country, County Sligo
2003 Dr Cormac Sheehan Maynooth University PhD Suicide and Self-Harming Behavior in Dublin: Empirical Phenomena, Social Concomitants, and Cultural Meanings
2014 Dr Felicia Garcia Maynooth University PhD Coping and Suicide Amongst ‘the Lads’: Expectations of Masculinity in Post-Traditional Ireland