Rebecca Lester

​Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
PhD, University of California at San Diego
research interests:
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Gender
  • Embodiment
  • Religion and Ritual
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychiatry
  • Mexico
  • United States

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​By Appointment

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Lester's work sits at the intersection of anthropology, psychiatry, religion, and gender studies. She is interested in how individuals experience existential distress, and how this distress manifests as psychiatric symptoms, religious angst, somatic pain, and other culturally informed bodily conditions.

For more information, visit Rebecca Lester's department profile.

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