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RSVP for Live Neuroanthropology Event with Greg Downey and Daniel Lende

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
 
Position Announcement: University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Anthropology

Position Announcement: University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Anthropology

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
 
Position Announcement: UCSD Global Health Program and Department of Anthropology

Position Announcement: UCSD Global Health Program and Department of Anthropology

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
 
Search for New Ethos Editor

Search for New Ethos Editor

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
 
Reflections from our 2016 Stirling Prize Award winner: Julia Cassaniti

Reflections from our 2016 Stirling Prize Award winner: Julia Cassaniti

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
 
Reflections from our 2016 Condon Award Winner: Amir Hampel

Reflections from our 2016 Condon Award Winner: Amir Hampel

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
 
Reflections from our 2016 Boyer Award Winner: Aaron Denham

Reflections from our 2016 Boyer Award Winner: Aaron Denham

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
 

Voices of Experience: An Engaged Psychological Anthropology Interview Series

An interview and conversation with Dr. Alexander L. Hinton (Rutgers), conducted by Elena Lesley (Emory). In this 1.5 hour conversation, Dr. Hinton discusses 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 ... Read More
 

RSVP for Live SPA Conversation with Dr. Alex Hinton

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 ... Read More