John M. Ingham, p. 1. Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
On April 12 at 1:30-3:00PM EST, please join the Society for Psychological Anthropology for a live interview and conversation with Dr. Alex Hinton (Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs; Director for the Center of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University). In this 1.5 hour conversation, Dr. Hinton will discuss his research among genocide survivors in Cambodia since the 1990s. Between 1975 and 1979, approximately two million Cambodians were killed during the Khmer Rouge. Dr. Hinton’s work has employed anthropological methods to illuminate why such atrocities occur and what justice means in the aftermath of genocide and mass violence. Focusing on the 2009 trial of Duch, a Khmer Rouge torturer, Hinton explores in his recent book (Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer) the differences between global discourses of human rights and local conceptualizations of justice, and the impact of this disparity on Khmer Rouge survivors.
The conversation will start with a 45-minute Q&A between Dr. Hinton and Elena Lesley, his former student at Rutgers and current doctoral candidate in anthropology at Emory. Afterwards, attending members of the audience will have opportunity to ask questions relating to Dr. Hinton’s work.
To join us live on April 12 at 1:30-3:00PM EST, please either go to our website https://www.uberconference.com/psychanth (accessible globally) or call +1 888-602-6638 (from a US phone).
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ruvknpBlokNHiAI12
The Introduction to Dr. Hinton’s book Man or Monster is available here: http://spa.americananthro.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Man-or-Monster-introduction.pdf
APPLICATION FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP!
Case Western Reserve University Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Primary Care Research
Calling clinicians and non-clinicians (e.g., social scientists, public health professionals, and others with doctoral degrees) to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary cohort of emerging leaders in primary care research. The program welcomes diversity in fellows’ backgrounds and interests, and provides flexible training to accommodate this diversity. This prestigious 2-3 year full-time fellowship through Case Western Reserve University is funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). See attached flyer.
Opportunities available to T32 Postdoctoral fellows
Dear SPA members:
Interested in advancing engaged psychological anthropology? Seeking avenues to positive social action? The Society for Psychological Anthropology has organized two community calls this month and invites your participation. The goal is to spark and share ideas about what individuals, institutions, and organizations can do to promote outreach, inclusion, and exchange to address the mounting challenges we confront.
These calls respond to keen interest in potential proactive plans expressed by membership during AAA last Fall. Results from the calls will guide our initial efforts and scaffold discussion at the SPA biennial in New Orleans next month. Each and all of us are touched by the powerful forces afoot. But we also are especially well prepared to understand the psychosocial dynamics at play, formulate effective responses, and mobilize action. Please take the time to participate in one or both calls to help launch us on this path.
The two community calls will take place on February 14 at 10am EST and February 15 at 5pm EST. To aid our planning, please complete the following form and recommend items for our open agenda: https://goo.gl/04Qu8P We realize the designated times may not work for everyone, but have left room for individuals interested in future calls to recommend items (in the form above) and will circulate notes from the two calls.
On the day of the call, you can either join via our website (https://www.uberconference.com/psychanth) globally, or dial in (888-602-6638) from your US phone. If you are based outside the US but have limited internet access and would like to dial in, please let us know (via Google form).
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Carol Worthman, President, SPA
Kathy Trang, SPA Electronic Publications Editor
Details below! Please note that all application materials should be sent to the SPA secretary Cameron Hays ([email protected]) by 5PM EST on Friday Feb 3, 2017; applications received after this time and date will NOT be reviewed.Read More
The winners of the SPA’s annual prizes were announced at the AAA meetings in Minneapolis, MN. The Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology went to Julia Cassaniti’s Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community. The Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology went to Amir Hampel’s “Equal Temperament: Autonomy and Identity in Chinese Speaking Clubs.” Finally, the six SPA/RLF fellowships went to Mirjam Holleman (U Alabama), Eva Melstrom (UCLA), Carolyn Merritt (UCLA), Sanja Miklin (U Chicago), Pablo Delaporte (Stanford), and Kathy Trang (Emory).
Congratulations to all!
The SPA is offering a a reduced rate on hotel rooms ($169) for graduate students and postdocs. That’s a $60 discount per night! Claim your spot before they’re gone!Read More