Carolee Berg, Ph.D
Professor Berg has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in Medical and Cognitive Anthropology. She teaches Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Global Health; the Anthropology of Death and Dying; Gender, Health and Culture; and with her Sociology colleagues co-teaches Social Science Research and the Senior Research Project. Prior to joining the Manhattanville faculty, she taught at The University of the South for two years and was an adjunct Professor at Iona College.
Professor Berg was a Management Consultant and a Psychotherapist for several years before returning for her Ph.D. It was as a psychotherapist that she became intrigued with silence. At the University of Illinois she did research on silence in different cultures and taught a class at Sewanee called Silence and Power. Professional presentations include - Rituals go ‘Round and ‘Round: Into the Silence; Rituals and Silence: When Biology and Belief Meet; Ritual and Silence in times of Crisis; Walking the Labyrinth. Recently, she shifted her research to examine silence and contemplative practices as well as contemplation as “first person learning”.
Professional memberships: The American Anthropological Association; The Association of Contemplative Mind in Society; The Society of Anthropology and Religion.
Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles from New York City. It has an amazingly diverse mix of students from more than 30 states and 50 countries. The College has 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
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