Welcome to the Society for Psychological Anthropology home page. The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) of the American Anthropological Association was founded in 1977. SPA is a broad, multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in cultural, psychological,...Read More
Through its book series entitled “Culture, Mind, and Society,” the Society for Psychological Anthropology proposes to publish innovative research in culture and psychology now emerging from the discipline of anthropology and related fields. In recent years, new...Read More
John M. Ingham, p. 1. Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Ethos has a new editor! After many years of distinguished service, Janet Dixon Keller is retiring. The SPA is pleased to welcome the new editor, Edward Lowe (Soka University). Manuscripts should still be sent to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1548-1352/.Read More
The next SPA Biennial will be held April 4 – April 7, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. For the first time the meeting will be held jointly with the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group. More information to come soon. Inquiries can be sent to Claudia Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org).Read More
The results of the 2012 elections are in, and the SPA welcomes three new members to its board of directors. The new President-Elect is Byron Good (Harvard), who will take on the position of President in 2013. Bambi Chapin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Jason Throop (University of California, Los Angeles) will serve as elected board members from 2012-2016. Congratulations to all.
Also, the amendment to the by-laws that changes the student representative to the board from an elected to an appointed position has passed.
Stay tuned for news on more changes coming to the SPA and further details on the next SPA Biennial Meetings!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):
The submission portal for the 2012 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco is now open! Click here for this year’s theme.
The deadline to submit Invited Panels, Invited Roundtables, and Innovents is March 15, 2012. The deadline for volunteered panels, individual papers, roundtables, and posters is April 15, 2012. Click here for more information on the submission process.
Feel free to use the comments section below or our Facebook page to find panelists or a panel to join yourself. See you in San Francisco!Read More
The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2012 Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology, awarded annually to a book or article published in the preceding three years that addresses the psychodynamic process in a cultural context. Further guidelines can be found here.
Nominations should be emailed to Steven M. Parish (email@example.com) by July 15, 2012.Read More
The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology in 2012. All submissions are due by September 15, 2012 to Edward D. Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The guidelines can be found here. Good luck!Read More