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
Ph.D., University of California, IrvineBio
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.
Winkelman teaches classes on "Ethnic Relations in the U.S.," Culture and Health" and "Holistic Healing."
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.