Society for Psychological Anthropology

Welcome to the Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) - A subsection of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). We are a broad, multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in cultural, psychological, and social interrelations at all levels.

Latest News from SPA

In this section you can read the latest news about our publications, funding opportunities and awards.

Job Alert: Lecturer in Medical Anthropology

Dear SPA Colleagues and Affiliates:You may find the following message from Professor Rebecca Lester relevant:  Dear Colleagues, I’m excited to announce that the Department of Anthropology at the Washington University seeks two teaching-track lecturers in Medical Anthropology. Successful candidates will have teaching interests in Medical Anthropology and/or Global Health that complement current faculty. Duties will normally include […]

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Job Alert: Environmental Anthropologist (Colorado State University)

Dear SPA colleagues and affiliates,We’re hiring an environmental anthropologist, with a preference for someone who conducts research in the Americas and can teach courses on specialized ethnographic research methods. More information and the application portal can be found here: If you have any questions, please contact Professor Jeff Snodgrass (Chair, Search Committee) Have a great […]

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Ethos Editor Search

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is currently soliciting applications for the position of Editor of Ethos. Individuals may apply, or a small editorial team may also apply. Please see the position listing for the relevant information. Sincerely, Ted Lowe

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SPA Awards

2022 SPA Condon Prize Committee Announcement

The Society for Psychological Anthropology solicits entries for the Richard G. Condon Prize for the best student essay in psychological anthropology. The winner will be awarded $500 and a one year membership in the Society for Psychological Anthropology. The winning essay will be published in Ethos after working with the Editor for final preparation of the manuscript.

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2022 SPA Stirling Prize Announcement

The winner will be announced at the Spring 2023 Biennial SPA meeting and will receive a $500 cash prize. TheĀ Stirling PrizeĀ is awarded to a previously published work (this year, it will be awarded for a book) that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology. Unpublished manuscripts, dissertations, and web publications are not […]

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Ethos is an interdisciplinary and international quarterly journal devoted to scholarly articles dealing with the interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, between the psychological disciplines and the social disciplines.

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