The Leah M. Ashe Prize for the Anthropology of Medically–Induced Harm

The Leah M. Ashe Prize for the Anthropology of Medically–Induced Harm

The Award is established by the Society for Medical Anthropology for excellence in explorations of the limits of healing practices, broadly defined. The Award will be given for the best use of ethnographic methods to explore the limits of health care, conceptualized broadly to include harms and injustices emergent from the healing endeavor, at small (e.g., iatrogenic) or large (e.g. systemic and structural) scales, whether immediate or lingering, intrinsic to treatment or the result of error, negligence, intention, or decision resulting from denial of care. Nominations are open to an article, book chapter, or film by scholars from the field of medical anthropology. Individuals must be members of the AAA and SMA to receive this prize. Eligible works must be nominated by signed letter of nomination to the Chair of the selection committee. The letter of nomination should speak to: the use of ethnographic methods to explore the limits of health care, conceptualized broadly to include harms and injustices emergent from the healing endeavor, at small (e.g., iatrogenic) or large (e.g. systemic and structural) scales, whether immediate or lingering, intrinsic to treatment or the result of error, negligence, intention, or decision resulting from denial of care. Self-nomination is not permitted, and works submitted without an accompanying letter of nomination cannot be considered. Works are eligible for a maximum of 2 years (i.e., publication date within 2 years of the award deadline of July 1). In addition to the letter, please arrange to have a copy of the work (i.e., article, book chapter, or film) sent (or made available) to Emma Backe (embacke@gwmail.gwu.edu) in a format that can be shared with all committee members digitally, no later than July 1.