Medical and psychological anthropology, addiction and recovery, civil society, mental health service provision, psychoanalysis
Nick Bartlett is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College. He holds a B.A. from Pomona College, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco. Before arriving in New York, he lectured in anthropology at UCLA and the University of Southern California.
Growing out of previous public health activities, his first research project offers a phenomenological exploration of long-term heroin users’ recovery from addiction in a mining community in southwest China. He is currently studying psychoanalysis and participating in videoconferencing exchanges with Chinese psychotherapists in preparation for a new research project that will investigate the reception of Freud in China.
Nicholas Bartlett, “Idling in Mao’s Shadow: Heroin Addiction and the Contested Therapeutic Value of Socialist Traditions of Laboring.” Accepted, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. Forthcoming.
Nicholas Bartlett, “The ones who struck out: Entrepreneurialism, heroin addiction, and historical obsolescence in Reform era China.” Accepted, positions: asia critique. Forthcoming.
Nicholas Bartlett, William Garriott, Eugene Raikhel. “What’s in the ‘treatment gap’? Ethnographic perspectives on addiction and global mental health from China, Russia and the United States.” Medical Anthropology, 2014 33(6), 457-477.
Kumi Smith, Nicholas Bartlett, Wang Ning. “The harm reduction paradox: Comparing China’s policies on syringe exchange and methadone maintenance.” International Journal of Drug Policy, 2012, 23(4), 327-332.
Nicholas Bartlett, Xin Deming, Zhang Hong, Baming Huang. “A qualitative evaluation of a peer-implemented overdose response pilot project in Gejiu, China.” International Journal of Drug Policy, 2011, 22(4), 301-305.