Dr. Cheryl Mattingly, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and Department of Anthropology at USC, and is a faculty member of the Health, Humanity and Culture Research Center at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. She is Co-Principal Investigator on the Boundary Crossings project, a longitudinal NICHD/NCMRR-funded ethnography of African-American children with special needs, their caregivers, and health care practitioners. She has served on the editorial boards of the Scandinavian Journal of OT and Medical Anthropology Quarterly, was appointed to the Research Study Committee, Maternal and Child Health, U.S. DHHS, and is a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Positions & HonorsPositions
|2004-present||Professor, Department of Anthropology (Secondary Appointment: Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy), University of Southern California|
|2000-2004||Professor, Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy (Secondary Appointment: Department of Anthropology), University of Southern California|
|2000-present||Intl. Faculty, Health, Humanity and Culture Research Center, Philosophy, University of Aarhus, Denmark|
|1999||Visiting Professor, Health, Humanity and Culture Research Center, Philosophy, University of Aarhus, Denmark|
|1996-2000||Associate Professor, Joint Appt., Anthropology and Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California|
|1995||Visiting Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia|
|1994-1996||Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Occupational Therapy|
|1988-1994||Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Occupational Therapy|
Selected Honors & Awards
|2006-present||Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry - Editorial Board|
|2002-present||Medical Anthropology Quarterly - Editorial Board|
|2000||Victor Turner Prize for Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots: The Narrative Structure of Experience. Society for Humanistic Anthropology, American Anthropological Association|
|1999-present||Academy of Research, American Occupational Therapy Association|
|1999||Polar Prize for In search of the good: Narrative reasoning in clinical practice. Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association|
|1998-present||Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Editorial Board|
|1998||Appointment, Research Study Committee, Maternal and Child Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Dept. of Social Medicine, Harvard University||NIMH Fellow||1990-1992||Clinically Relevant Anthropology|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Ph.D.||1989||Anthro/Urban Studies|
|Atlantic Union College, Lancaster, MA||B.A.||1973||English Literature|
Current Research Support
2-R01HD38878-06, Lawlor (PI), 2005 - 2009
NIH: NCMRR, NICHD; $2,472,155
Boundary Crossing: Re-Situating Cultural Competence
This 4 year longitudinal, urban, multimethod ethnographic study examines cross cultural healthcare encounters. The study identifies, describes and situates how families contribute to the production of culturally responsive care and the strategies families and practitioners employ to establish commonality, bridge difference, and effectively "partner up."
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
- Mattingly, C. The Politics of Hope: Narrative Constructions of a Clinical Borderland. (Under Review, University of California Press).
- Jensen, U., & Mattingly, C. (Eds.). (In-Press). Narrative, self and social practice. Aarhus, Denmark: University of Aarhus Press.
- Mattingly, C. (In Press). Moral Willing as Narrative Re-envisioning. In Murphy, K and Throop, J. (Eds.) Toward an Anthropology of the Will. Society for Psychological Anthropology Book Series. Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Mattingly, C. (2008). Stories That Are Ready to Break In Lars-Christer Hyden and Jens Brockmeier (Eds.) Health, Illness and Culture: Broken Narratives. (pp. 73-98). Taylor and Francis: Routledge.
- Mattingly, C., Lutkehaus, N & Throop, J. (2008). Bruner’s Search for Meaning: A Conversation between Psychology and Anthropology. Special Issue: Troubling the Boundary Between Psychology and Anthropology: Jerome Bruner and his Inspiration. Ethos,36(1): 1-28.
- Mattingly, C. (2008). Reading Minds and Telling Tales in a Cultural Borderland. Special Issue: Troubling the Boundary Between Psychology and Anthropology. Ethos, 36(1): 136-154.
- Mattingly, C. (2007). Acted Narratives: From Storytelling to Emergent Dramas. J. Clandinin (Ed.) Handbook of Narrative Inquiry Methodologies. Thousands Oaks: Sage Publications.
- Mattingly, C. (2006). Pocahontas Goes to the Clinic: Popular Culture as Lingua Franca in a Cultural Borderland. American Anthropologist, 108(3), 494-501.
- Mattingly, C. (2006). Suffering and Narrative Re-envisioning. Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture. 8(3): 21-35.
- Mattingly, C. (2006). Reading Medicine: Mind, Body, and Meditation in One Interpretive Community. New Literary History. 37(3): 563-581.