Ekédi Mpondo-Dika Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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I am an ethnographer and social theorist who draws on the sociology of emotions to shed new light on issues of enduring concern in the social sciences, such as a) how to understand the work that state and non-state institutions do, b) how conditions of chronic and pervasive poverty shape people's intimate lives, c) how actors navigate double binds and contradictory injunctions from local institutions as well as the broader culture, or d) what happens when a mental health lens is applied to social problems.