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Congratulations to SPA awardees!

Our lifetime award winners: Thomas S. Weisner (2018, UCLA) and Bradd Shore (2019, Emory) Boyer Prize winner: Kevin P. Groark (Macquarie University) Stirling Prize winner: Naomi Leite (SOAS University of London) Condon Prize winner: Courtney Cecale (UCLA) Beatrice & John Whiting Travel Grantees: Natalia Buitron (London School of Economics), Amir Hampel (China Southern University of Technology), Abigail ... Read More
Global Mental health Assessment Database (GMhAD) launch

Global Mental health Assessment Database (GMhAD) launch

  We are pleased to announce the launch of the GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT DATABASE (GMhAD), an open toolkit for global mental health assessment tools for use in low-and-middle-income-countries. SHARE YOUR TOOL Have you adapted, developed, and/or validated a mental health assessment tool in a low- or middle-income country? Please submit information about your tool to ... Read More

SPA Sponsored CfP “Writing Psychological Anthropology”- A Writing Workshop Panel for Early Career SPA Members

The Organizers of the SPA Biennial would like to invite colleagues who are currently finishing or who have very recently finished their PhDs to apply to participate in a writing panel/workshop at the SPA biennial chaired by Ted Lowe, former Editor of Ethos. This workshop/panel is designed to help guide the participants who would like ... Read More

Anthropology and Public Policy

Are you interested in how anthropologists can better work with policymakers? RSVP now for our SPA-AN webinar on anthropology and public policy! Joining us will be Dr. Charlene Milliken (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), Dr. Joshua Mullenite (Wagner College), and Dr. Sharon Williams (IDA/Science and Technology Policy Institute [STPI]): https://goo.gl/forms/rZzmGudkHVrvtEwJ3

2019 SPA Biennial Meetings

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Submissions for the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology has opened, please visit https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/loginsso.asp?EventKey=LZDYUXYD! Important details about the upcoming biennial, including deadlines to keep in mind, are in the flier below:  For the latest news regarding the biennial, please bookmark our conference webpage: http://spa.americananthro.org/meetings/2019-biennial-meeting/

Mentoring Crash Course: Research, Publication, Methods, and Professionalism (SPA and SMA)

The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) and the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) seek to provide student mentoring through a 90-minute crash course in research, publications, methods, and professionalization. Participants will get the chance to engage in two 30-minute discussions between mentors (SPA and/or SMA members with an academic appointment; e.g. post-doctoral scholar, professorship, etc.) ... Read More

The SPA Board and Nomination Committee have selected our Lifetime Achievement Awardees.

Dr. Thomas Weisner (UCLA) is the recipient of the Society for
Psychological Anthropology’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018

Dr. Bradd Shore (Emory) is the recipient of the Society for
Psychological Anthropology’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019.

We will recognize and celebrate these Lifetime Achievement Awards at the
Biennial Meetings of the Society for Psychological Anthropology April
4-7, 2019 at the Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico. More
information about our meeting and a call for papers will be coming in
June! Please visit our website for more information at

Please join the SPA in congratulating Professor Tom Weisner and Professor Bradd Shore for their truly distinguished careers and contributions to our field.