2018 SPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE: Thomas S. Weisner

Psychological Anthropology is an incredibly rich discipline, and I have been very fortunate to have been a part of our field as my intellectual and personal home, shared with so many wonderful colleagues and students. My graduate experience at Harvard in Social Relations and Anthropology, training by John and Beatrice Whiting, fieldwork in Kenya on… Continue reading 2018 SPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE: Thomas S. Weisner

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2019 SPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE: BRADD SHORE

My undergraduate background was in literature, and I discovered anthropology “by accident” through my two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa where I got to know several anthropologists. After my conversion to the discipline, I did my graduate work in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Chicago in the early 1970s when the… Continue reading 2019 SPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE: BRADD SHORE

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AAA-CASCA EVENT REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT- Breakfast Mentoring Crash Course: Research Methods, Publication, and Professionalization for Psychological and Medical Anthropologists

AAA-CASCA EVENT REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT- Breakfast Mentoring Crash Course: Research Methods, Publication, and Professionalization for Psychological and Medical Anthropologists The event will be held Saturday November 23  from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM at the 2019 AAA-CASCA Meetings in Vancouver. The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) and the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) will be hosting the 4th… Continue reading AAA-CASCA EVENT REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT- Breakfast Mentoring Crash Course: Research Methods, Publication, and Professionalization for Psychological and Medical Anthropologists

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Congratulations to SPA awardees!

Our lifetime award winners: Thomas S. Weisner (2018, UCLA) and Bradd Shore (2019, Emory) Boyer Prize winner: Kevin P. Groark (Macquarie University) Stirling Prize winner: Naomi Leite (SOAS University of London) Condon Prize winner: Courtney Cecale (UCLA) Beatrice & John Whiting Travel Grantees: Natalia Buitron (London School of Economics), Amir Hampel (China Southern University of Technology), Abigail… Continue reading Congratulations to SPA awardees!

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Global Mental health Assessment Database (GMhAD) launch

  We are pleased to announce the launch of the GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT DATABASE (GMhAD), an open toolkit for global mental health assessment tools for use in low-and-middle-income-countries. SHARE YOUR TOOL Have you adapted, developed, and/or validated a mental health assessment tool in a low- or middle-income country? Please submit information about your tool to… Continue reading Global Mental health Assessment Database (GMhAD) launch

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SPA Sponsored CfP “Writing Psychological Anthropology”- A Writing Workshop Panel for Early Career SPA Members

The Organizers of the SPA Biennial would like to invite colleagues who are currently finishing or who have very recently finished their PhDs to apply to participate in a writing panel/workshop at the SPA biennial chaired by Ted Lowe, former Editor of Ethos. This workshop/panel is designed to help guide the participants who would like… Continue reading SPA Sponsored CfP “Writing Psychological Anthropology”- A Writing Workshop Panel for Early Career SPA Members

Anthropology and Public Policy

Are you interested in how anthropologists can better work with policymakers? RSVP now for our SPA-AN webinar on anthropology and public policy! Joining us will be Dr. Charlene Milliken (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), Dr. Joshua Mullenite (Wagner College), and Dr. Sharon Williams (IDA/Science and Technology Policy Institute [STPI]): https://goo.gl/forms/rZzmGudkHVrvtEwJ3

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2019 SPA Biennial Meetings

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Submissions for the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology has opened, please visit https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/loginsso.asp?EventKey=LZDYUXYD! Important details about the upcoming biennial, including deadlines to keep in mind, are in the flier below:  For the latest news regarding the biennial, please bookmark our conference webpage: https://spa.americananthro.org/meetings/2019-biennial-meeting/