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Ellen Kozelka

Ellen Kozelka
  • Social Sciences Building, Room 210 9500 Gilman Drive #0532 La Jolla, CA 92093-0532
Ellen Kozelka is a Psychological and Medical anthropologist. Her current research examines the cultural definition and lived experience of the “drug addict” living in a rehabilitation center within the Southern California, USA--Baja California, MX border zone. She participates in an international and inter-institutional project with El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California investigating the relatively recent proliferation of religious and secular/spiritual rehabilitation centers for illicit drug users in Tijuana, MX.

Her research interests include Latin America, the anthropology of Christianity, adolescence, global mental health, and emotional experience.

Before joining the UCSD Anthropology department, she completed her B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame (2012).