Listen to the latest edition of Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things, featuring Dr. Robert Lemelson of Elemental Productions.
Dr. Lemelson is an anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker whose work focuses on personal experience, culture and mental illness, especially in Indonesia. He is an adjunct professor at the UCLA Department of Anthropology and research anthropologist at the University’s internationally renowned Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior in its Center for Culture and Health. He is also the founder and CEO Los Angeles-based documentary film company Elemental Productions, which brings together scholars with Hollywood filmmakers to create educational and impactful content.
Dr. Lemelson is the founder and President of the Foundation for Psychocultural Research, which advances and supports interdisciplinary research and training in neuroscience, psychiatry and anthropology. He also serves as director, co-vice president and secretary of The Lemelson Foundation, a family foundation promoting innovation and invention in America and the developing world. His partnership with the Society for Psychological Anthropology, a section of AAA, provides the opportunity for graduate students to become Lemelson Student Fellows.