Society for Psychological Anthropology

SPA Awards and Prizes

Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology

The Boyer Prize for contributions to psychoanalytic anthropology The Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology is awarded annually to a book or article published in the preceding three years that addresses the psychodynamic process in a cultural context. By “psychodynamic process” we mean the implicit and often unconscious assumptions that shape emotions, relationships, dreams, […]

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Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology

Richard G. Condon Prize for the best student essay in psychological anthropology Past Condon Prize Winners 2020 Parsa Bastani. “Feeling at Home in the Clinic: Therapeutics and Dwelling in an Addiction Rehabilitation Center in Tehran, Iran.” 2019 No prize awarded 2018 Courtney Cecale, “Moral Modes of Attention: From Addict to Ultramarathon Runner” 2017 Matthew McCoy, […]

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Stirling Award

The Stirling Award The is awarded to a previously published work (article or book, in alternate years) that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology. The Stirling Award was originally established in 1968 by Rebecca and Gene Stirling. Winners of this prestigious award recognizing the best published work in psychological anthropology become […]

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SPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award The Society for Psychological Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Award honors career-long contributions to psychological anthropology that have substantially influenced the field and its development. The award seeks to recognize the work of individuals whose sustained involvement in psychological anthropology has had a major impact on research directions, on the wider visibility and relevance […]

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