Mayssa Rekhis


School of Public Health and Community
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 18A
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 469
40530 Göteborg

About Mayssa Rekhis

Mayssa REKHIS, Ph.D. M.D.

I am a Medical Doctor, who graduated from the University of Tunis el-Manar, and an anthropologist, holding a Ph.D from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences EHESS - Paris. I am a researcher, educator, and activist, and work at the intersection of these roles, with a focus on health, social justice, and migration.

I have more than a decade of experience working in SWANA (South West Asia and North Africa), East Africa, and Europe, both as a researcher and as a practitioner/activist/consultant in the non-profit sector.

As a researcher, I explore humans' experiences with extreme violence, trauma, suffering, and exile, and I am interested in studying the role of psychiatry and psychotherapies, processes of subjectivation, and healing.

I taught anthropology and sociology of health, research methods, and social sciences of Public Health.

I am Co-director of the Global Health Master Program (MGH) at Gothenburg University (inter-faculty program).

I am involved in teaching in several courses:

Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (Master of Public Health: MPH) - Course leader

Health and Migration (MPH) - Course co-leader

Governing health equality: policy, interventions, and evaluations (MPH)

Master Thesis in Public Health Sciences (MPH)

Global Health Challenges (MGH)

Global Health Governance (MGH)

Anthropological Analysis (Bachelor in Anthropology program)

I am also member of several scientific networks and associations, among others:

Junior Faculty Representative (board member) at the European Network of Psychological Anthropology

The RICEVE network for researchers working on extreme violence.

ACSS: The Arab Council of Social Sciences

AMADES Association for Medical Anthropology and Health