The Society for Psychological Anthropology seeks a new Editor or Editorial team for Culture, Mind, and Society, the society’s book series with Palgrave Macmillan. The new editor(s) would begin work in Fall 2013 and will be appointed for a three-year (renewable) term. The series publishes innovative research in culture and psychology that illuminates the workings of the human mind within social, cultural, and political contexts. As scholars from many fields seek to bridge gaps between inner and outer domains of experience (and even to problematize that distinction itself) this interdisciplinary terrain is more active than ever.
We seek an experienced scholar or scholars working in psychological anthropology to take on the leadership of the series. Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest indicating their vision for the series and editorial experience as soon as possible to Claudia Strauss, SPA President (email@example.com). Letters nominating promising candidates are welcome as well. Finalists will be invited to respond to a series of directed questions on these topics. Final selection will follow an interview at the upcoming SPA/ACYIG meeting (April 4-7) or over the phone. Applicants are welcome to contact the current editor, Rebecca Lester (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the current editorial processes.Read More
Ethos is looking for a book reviews editor.
The ideal candidate should be broadly trained in psychological anthropology or in allied disciplines, have strong administrative and scholarly writing skills, and be committed to meeting publication deadlines. The book reviews editor is generally responsible for the following tasks (in consultation with the editor)
- selecting new book s for review or for review essays that would be of interest to readers of Ethos, given the journal’s mission,
- identifying qualified reviewers and inviting their reviews,
- maintaining correspondence with reviewers as they prepare their review manuscripts for publication and to ensure they are completed in a timely manner,
- editing of the book review manuscripts in consultation with the author(s) and Ethos Editor-in-Chief in preparation for final publication.
The book reviews editor will be working within the ScholarOne manuscript tracking system and must be comfortable working with an online manuscript management system. We will provide training in the use of this system.
The work load is approximately 2-3 hours per week on average. The Ethos editorial office can reimburse most of the costs associated with book review correspondence and mailings between the book reviews editor and review authors. All other costs associated with the position should be supported by the book reviews editor’s home institution.
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.
Individuals who are interested in filling this position should send a letter of interest and their current CV to Edward Lowe at the editorial office at email@example.com and at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. This position will remain open until filled.Read More
The UCLA-UCSD Graduate Student Conference on Culture and Mind held its second annual meeting on Friday, March 2, 2012. This joint series was designed as a forum for graduate students at all stages to open new discussions and continue conversations on emerging perspectives in psychological anthropology. In future years, we hope this will become an ongoing series of exchanges providing a space to share intellectual resources from two of the leading centers for psychological anthropology.
Hosted in the UCLA Department of Anthropology, it was an exciting day filled with stimulating presentations by nine graduate students, as well as a keynote address from Professor Tanya Luhrmann of Stanford University, one of the prominent voices in psychological anthropology today. At the conclusion of the day, we adjourned to the Glendon Bar & Kitchen to celebrate our time together and continue conversations generated by the talks. Hopefully everyone left reinvigorated to continue blazing the trail in their respective research areas!
More information on the conference can be found on our blog: http://cultureandmind.wordpress.com/
This conference was made possible through generous support from the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, the UCLA Department of Anthropology, and the UCSD Graduate Student Association.
Looking forward to next year’s Graduate Conference on Culture and Mind at UCSD!
Devin Flaherty (UCLA), Kathryn Hale (UCLA), Nofit Itzhak (UCSD), Genevieve Okada (UCSD), and Aidan Seale-Feldman (UCLA)
Graduate Student Organizers
Photos by Christopher Stephan (UCLA):
This is the new website for the Society for Psychological Anthropology. Over the next few months, we will be adding features to keep up with the dynamism of psychological anthropology and to provide students, teachers, and researchers with more resources. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.Read More