An interview and conversation with Drs. Greg Downey (Macquarie University) and Daniel Lende (University of South Florida). In this conversation, Drs. Downey and Lende discuss the origin, applications, and future directions of neuroanthropology and the growth of its associated platforms online.
An interview and conversation with Dr. Rebecca Lester as part of the SPA Voices of Experience series. In this conversation, Dr. Lester discusses her newest book project “Famished: Eating Disorders in the Era of Managed Care” focusing on the conditions and experience of eating disorders treatment in the United States.
On Nov 17 at 11 AM EDT, please join the Society for Psychological Anthropology for a live conversation on neuroanthropology with Greg Downey (Macquarie University) and Daniel Lende (University of South Florida). Please RSVP for the event using the form linked: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R_0b09CeOjL6E-4ZlqFCEsJe6fAqkODx-6O1ojOIuZU/ To join us live on Nov 17 at 11:00AM EDT (8:00AM PST), please ... Read More
The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology. Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, with specialization in Biological Anthropology in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly ... Read More
Assistant Professor, Global Health/Anthropology Global Health Program and Department of Anthropology, Division of Social Sciences, UC San Diego The Global Health Program (GHP) (http://globalhealthprogram.ucsd.edu/) and the Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://www.anthro.ucsd.edu/) invite applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing ... Read More
Dear Psych Anthro Community, On behalf of the SPA Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the search for a new Editor of our journal, *Ethos. *Details of the search and position description are attached. I am chairing the search committee, which includes Doug Hollan, Neely Myers, and Bobby Paul. Please contact me or ... Read More
Maria, Reforming is a photo-essay portrait of one teacher’s navigation through her various roles in Timor-Leste’s education reform. A teacher since independence, with a background in community and church organizing, Maria was seconded to the Curriculum Reform for a year to help develop the new program. Since returning to school to teach, she has served ... Read More
Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community (Cornell University Press, 2015) investigates Theravada Buddhist teachings on impermanence, attachment, and karma as understood by a small group of people in a rural area of Northern Thailand. The Buddhist teaching of impermanence emphasizes the idea that change is a fundamental aspect of the world; ... Read More
In Chinese cities, young college graduates are eagerly discussing new possibilities for self-definition. However, in a society long tied together by kinship, young urbanites have limited institutional, cultural, and psychosocial resources with which to construct an identity: in a sea of strangers, many people feel adrift. In an article titled “Equal Temperament: Autonomy and Identity ... Read More
While most scholarly accounts of divination focus on its social functions, in A Psychodynamic Phenomenology of Nankani Interpretive Divination and the Formation of Meaning, I emphasize Nankani divination’s meaning-making features and explain how divination shapes people’s subjectivity and helps articulate uncertain or unformulated experiences. Nankani divination is interpretive, and involves engaging a range of symbolic ... Read More