Dr. Ben Belek

Buber Fellow: 
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Academic interests: 

Academic Interests: Social anthropology, medical anthropology, medical sociology, economic anthropology, autism spectrum conditions, science and technology studies

Current Projects: 

• Becoming Autistic – Subjectivity, community, and the search for meaning among adults on the autism spectrum.

• The Value of Atypical Personhood – An economic-anthropological outlook on the incorporation of autistic adults in the job market.

Curriculum Vitae: 

2016: PhD. Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

2012: MSc. (Cum Laude). Medical Anthropology and Sociology, University of Amsterdam

2009: B.A. Social anthropology, sociology, and European history, Ben Gurion University


Belek, Ben. (In press) “De-reifying Autism: a social science perspective on a social /neurological condition” in Heffernan et al. (ed.) Symbiotic Anthropologies: Disciplinary Collaboration in a Neoliberal Age. Bloomsbury

Belek, Ben. (2015) “Managing an autistic heart” Anthropology in Action 22(3): 6-12

Belek, Ben. (2013) “I believe it can change the way things are”: Identity construction among video-bloggers with Asperger’s syndrome on YouTube. Amsterdam: AMB