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 ... Read More
Psychological anthropologists interested in fostering collaborative research in behavioral science, neuroscience, clinical science and the humanities, based on a process of inquiry, dialogue and collaboration with contemplative practitioners and scholars should apply. The Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI) is held annually at the Garrison Institute in New York as a week-long immersive experience. ... Read More
The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) and the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) co-sponsored a rollicking Speed Mentoring Event and Reception at the 2016 AAA Meetings in Minneapolis. Each mentee met with four mentors matched to their interests by one of the event co-organizers. Evaluations collected from the 77 participants confirmed consistently that mentoring should ... 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 ... Read More
Join us for the next SPA Biennial Meetings from March 9-12, 2017 in New Orleans, LA! The deadline for papers, panels, and workshops is October 30, 2016, and the deadline for posters and multimedia presentations is January 9, 2017. Click here for more info, and see you in NOLA!
Sign up now for a catered evening of mentoring from leading figures within the Society for Psychological Anthropology and the Society for Medical Anthropology. Any graduate student or postdoc attending the AAA 2016 meetings in Minneapolis, MN may apply to meet with 3-4 mentors. The student will meet with each mentor for 15 minutes at ... Read More