John M. Janzen

1 October 2014 - 31 December 2014

John M. Janzen is Professor Emeritus of Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the The University of Kansas. He is author of The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire (1978), Mennonite Furniture: A Migrant Tradition 1766-1910 (1991), The Social Fabric of Health: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology (2001), Manual & Test Bank. Companion to The Social Fabric of Health (2002) and co-authoring Medical Anthropology in Global Africa (2014).

John M. Janzen researches and writes on the socio-cultural dimensions of  African health and healing, and theoretical issues in medical anthropology. Currently he works with other  scholars on postwar trauma healing in African conflicts and on therapies  and restorative social arrangements within African diaspora communities  in the United States.  He directs the Center's project on Identity, Voice, and

Community: New African Immigrants in Kansas sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.  Since 1998 he has directed of the Kansas African Studies Center at the University of Kansas.