Gabriel Antonio Abarca Brown

Gabriel Antonio Abarca Brown

Postdoc

Gabriel Abarca-Brown is a postdoctoral fellow of the Decolonizing Madness project. He also is a research associate of the Research Program in History and Critical Theory of Psy Knowledge at Diego Portales University and the Transdisciplinary Laboratory in Social Practices and Subjectivity (LaPSoS) at the University of Chile (UCh). His work focuses on the intersections of psy technologies, global mental health, subjectivity, and everyday life, highlighting historical, transcultural, intersectional, and decolonial aspects. Gabriel holds a PhD in Anthropology (Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine, King's College London (KCL)) and a MA in Adult Clinical Psychology with specialisation in Psychoanalysis (UCh). He has been a lecturer and researcher at the University of Santiago, UCh, and KCL, as well as a guest researcher at the Institute of Social Medicine at UERJ, Brazil. Besides, he has been a collaborator of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). He co-founded the Platform for Social Research in Mental Health in Latin America (PLASMA).

Selected publications

  1. Published

    A historical perspective on structural-based mental health approaches in Latin America: The Chilean and Brazilian cases

    Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio & Ortega, F., 2024, In: Critical Public Health. 34, 1, 2297918.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Toward a new relationship between history and global mental health

    Antic, Ana, Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio, Moghnieh, Lamia & Rajpal, Shilpi, 2023, In: SSM - Mental Health. 4, 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Accepted/In press

    Becoming a (Neuro)Migrant: Haitian Migration, Translation and Subjectivation in Santiago, Chile

    Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio, 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Becoming a (Neuro)Migrant: Attachment, Early Stimulation, and the Government of the Future of Chile

    Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio, 2023, In: Science, Technology, & Human Values. p. 1-26

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    ¿Somos sujetos cerebrales?: Neurociencias, salud mental y sociedad

    Jimenez Molina, A. & Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio, 2022, Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales. 416 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

  6. Published

    La (de)colonización va por dentro: Profesionales de salud mental en el trabajo con migrantes haitianos y agrupaciones de usuarios y exusuarios activistas de servicios de salud mental en Chile

    Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio & Montenegro, C., 2023, In: Revista de Antropología Social. 32, 2, p. 129-140

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. "No hay salud mental sin justicia social": desigualdades, determinantes sociales y salud mental en Chile

    Jiménez-Molina, Á., Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio & Montenegro, C., 2019, In: Revista de Psiquiatría Clínica. 57, p. 7-20

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Religión, vudú y salud mental: nuevos desafíos para los servicios de salud en Chile

    Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio, 2019, In: Revista Chilena de Salud Pública. 23, 1, p. 68-71

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected prizes

  1. Honorable Mention - Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais Prize - Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

    Carreno Hernandez, M. (Recipient), Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio (Recipient) & Radiszcz, E. (Recipient), 2022

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  2. ANID BecasChile PhD scholarship

    Abarca Brown, Gabriel Antonio (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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