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CMS Book Series Call for Submission

The SPA invites you to submit manuscripts to their Culture, Mind, and Society (CMS) Book Series, published by Palgrave Macmillan (part of the Springer Nature Group)

The SPA and Palgrave-Macmillan aim at publishing innovative research that explores the interface of human subjects (emotions, thoughts, and experiences) and their material, social, cultural, and political milieus. Psychological Anthropology is broadly defined in this book series. It includes all research in the diverse fields of psychology, biomedicine, psychiatry, and anthropology that examines human emotions, cognitions, ideas, actions, interactions, and their work in social micro-level sites and in connection with broad social fields, organizations, institutions, nation-states, and other power structures.   

The series welcomes proposals for either monographs or edited volumes – in the form of short books (25,000-50,000 words) or full-length (70,000-120,000).

Please see the series description and guidelines on the Palgrave website:   

Palgrave distributes and promotes the book series online and through other channels. All titles are included in an eBook subject collection, which attracts over 50 million users from 15,000 institutions worldwide and offers tangible benefits in making our books highly downloaded and cited, hence amplifying the reach of our work. In addition to this, on publication, all titles will feature on a product page on SpringerLink, including ‘Look Inside’ functionality, full book and individual chapter download functionality, social media sharing buttons, and Bookmetrix indicating citations, readers, and downloads. On this page, customers can view all product details, access sample content, and order your book in both print and electronic form.

Palgrave editors regularly attend international conferences and meetings, including the AAA and EASA, to promote recent publications in the series as well as the Anthropology program more broadly.

Potential authors can contact Clelia Petracca, Commissioning Editor at Palgrave Macmillan ( or Yehuda Goodman, our book series editor and a SPA board member (

Thank you,

Clelia Petracca 

Commissioning Editor, 

Palgrave Macmillan, 

The Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW

(T) +44 (0)2070144190   (M) +44 (0)7443138748   Twitter: @PalgravePsych

Note: The above call for manuscript submission to the CMS book series is approved and supported by the SPA Board.”

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Announcing the 2025 SPA Biennial Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the 2025 SPA Biennial Meeting will be convened at the Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.  Meeting dates are April 3rd-6th, 2025. All are warmly welcomed to attend and participate. More information will be available in coming months.   

Janis H. Jenkins, President, SPA

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2023 Condon Prize

The 2023 Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology was awarded to Maija-Eliina Sequeira, from the University of Helsinki, for her essay “Learning about time: Reflections on the socialisation of time-thinking among children in Colombia and Finland.”

Information regarding new submissions will be available in coming months.


New Editor for The Society for Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology Journal

The Society for Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology (Division 24 of the American Psychological Association) is searching for a new editor for our journal. For detailed information, please refer to the JTPP Call for Editor Nomination


Assistant Professor Position for Psychology, Seattle University

Dear SPA colleagues and affiliates,

The Department of Psychology at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with familiarity and appreciation of Humanistic and Existential-Phenomenological Clinical Psychology beginning September 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in qualitative research methods and skills in either collaborative assessment or the study of psychological development in rich social and cultural contexts The primary responsibilities will be teaching in the graduate program with the possibility of teaching undergraduate psychology courses, progressive and continuing scholarly and intellectual contributions, and service to the department, college, and university. Please see the attached document for more information.


Job Alert: Assistant Teaching Professor in Ethnic Studies and Global Health UC San Diego

Dear SPA Colleagues and Affiliates,
Please find the following Job opportunity from UC San Diego. 
Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Ethnic Studies and Global Health
Important Date:
Open date: October 11, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Nov 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Detailed information and application portal can be found HERE.


Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Tenure Eligible

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Fall 2023

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Merav Shohet

2022 SPA Stirling Prize Recipient

Merav Shohet for her book Silence and Sacrifice: Family stories of care and the limits of love in Vietnam (UC Press, 2021)

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Chikako Ozawa-De Silva