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Michael Winkelman

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Biography: 

Associate Professor (Retired), School of Human Evolution and Social Change , College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

SHESC Themes: Culture, Heritage and Identity; Biological, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Human Health

Field Specializations: Ethnicity, Medical Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, Ritual and Belief, Sociocultural Anthropology

Regional Foci: North America (West), Mesoamerica

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Education

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Bio

Research:
Michael Winkelman is principally interested in neurotheological perspectives on shamanism, traditional healing practices involving altered states of consciousness and intercultural relations and cross-cultural competency. Areas of longstanding interest include the psychophysiological and social bases of traditional magico-religious healing systems.

Winkelman's applied work focuses on U.S. interethnic relations and the development of cultural competency in the helping professions, especially medicine and nursing.

Teaching:
Winkelman teaches classes on "Ethnic Relations in the U.S.," Culture and Health" and "Holistic Healing."

Publications

Winkelman, M. & Roberts, T. (Eds.) (2007). Psychedelic medicine: New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatments. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Greenwood/Praeger.

Winkelman, M. (2006). American ethnic history. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendal Hunt Publishing.

Dubisch, J. & Winkelman, M. (Eds.) (2005). Pilgrimages and healing. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Winkelman, M. (2005). Culture and health applying medical anthropology. Boston: McGraw Hill Custom Publications.

Winkelman, M. (2005). Cultural Awareness, Sensitivity and Competence. Peosta, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Publishing.

Winkelman, M. & Peek, P. (Eds.) (2004). Divination and healing: Potent vision. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Winkelman, M. (2000). Shamanism: The neural ecology of consciousness and healing. Westport, Connecticute: Bergin & Garvey.

Winkelman, M. (1999). Ethnic sensitivity in social work. Dubuque, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Publishing.

Publications: 
  • Michael Winkelman. Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology. (2008).
  • Michael WInkelman and John Baker. Supernatural as Natural: A Biological Theory of Religion. (2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Shamanism from Biogenetic Perspectives. Belief in the Past: Theory and the Archaeology of Religion (2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Shamanism in Biogenetic Perspective. Belief in the Past: Theory and the Archaeology of Religion (0).
Research Activity: 
Presentations: 
  • Michael Winkelman and Carol Weingarten. Religion in Evolutionary Perspective. American Anthropological Association Religion in Evolutionary perspective (Nov 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Reviewed Session Religion in Evolutionary Perspective. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Introduction: Religion in Evolutionary Perspective. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Hominid Religious Evolution. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. The Evolution of the Ritual Capacity. Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual. University of Heidelburg (Oct 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Biological and Social Bases of Ecstasy: The Integrative Mode of COnsciousness. 1 Internationaler Kongress uber ekstatische Zustande Hannove Medical School Hannover Germany (May 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Mexican American Ethnomedical Traditions. Transcultural Nursing Conference (Apr 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman and Thomas Roberts. Psychedelic Medicine. World Psychedelic Forum Basel Switzerland (Mar 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Psychedelics and Human Evolution. World Psychedelic Forum Basel Switzerland (Mar 2008).
  • Michael Winkelman. Ecumenical Approaches and Intentional Community Development as Avenues to Psychedelic Freedom of Religion. World Psychedelic Forum Basel Switzerland (Mar 2008).
  • Winkelman, Michael. CommentsComments on Spiritual Ecology Session "Bringing the Religious Past into the Present". Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association
Service: 
  • The Church of the Holy Light of the Queen (AKA Santo Daime Church), Ashland Ore, expert witness for affadavit and court testimony (2008 - Present)
  • Time and Mind, Associate Editor (2008 - Present)
  • American Anthropological Association Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • CLAS Learning Comunities, faculty member (2008 - 2008)
  • University Hearing Board, member (2008 - 2008)
  • West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Glendale, Speaker on Neuro-Theology/Biology of Religion (2008 - 2008)
  • West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Glendale, talk on Shamanism (2008 - 2008)
  • Society for the Anthropology of Religion, Organizer (2007)
  • Search committee for the two temporary positions for sociocultural anthropology, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Radio One of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, interviewee (2004 - 2004)