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Global Voices

As part of the SPA initiatives for engaged psychological anthropology, the SPA Anthropology-News team (Amir Hampel, Kathy Trang) is proud to announce the launch of a new series, Global Voices highlighting the works of psychological anthropologists working outside the United States. As the demographics of this listserv and those participating in SPA events on- and ... Read More

Book recommendations

Below is a list of books that have been identified in a recent SPA listserv discussion (March 20180 as relevant to psychological anthropology. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it nonetheless offers invaluable resource and perspective into the diverse arenas covered by psychological anthropology. Individuals interested in course syllabi for psychological anthropology can ... Read More

Intersubjectivity & Social Connectivity: Apply for Mind & Life Summer Research Institute 2017

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

Inaugural SPA-SMA Speed Mentoring Receives High Marks

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

Attn SPA Presenters and Authors

The SPA meetings are coming up, and with them the opportunity to share your recent books with our great group of psychological anthropologists. The Society for Psychological Anthropology has arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our conference taking place March 9-12 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it may be ... Read More

Open Positions on the SPA’s Board of Directors

Three appointed positions will open on the SPA’s Board of Directors by the end of 2016. We invite any member who is interested to volunteer or to nominate a candidate. The SPA has a number of programs and a diverse membership, which opens many possibilities for leadership. Your voice and involvement can help sustain and ... Read More

2014 Lemelson Student Fellowship Competition Now Open

The Robert Lemelson Foundation has graciously agreed to renew its support for the Lemelson Student Fellowship Program. This program provides funds for exploratory research or methods training for graduate students to help prepare them for the dissertation research. It’s a great opportunity and we hope that you will take advantage of it. The deadline is ... Read More