Society for Medical Anthropology Statement on Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Decision

Dear SMA members, After a vote of the SMA Membership, we are pleased to report that the following statement regarding the recent United States Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson has passed as an official Policy Statement of the Society for Medical Anthropology, with the noted co-signatories below. If you have questions about the … Read More

Nominations for the Inaugural Leah M. Ashe Prize extended to July 15

By request, and in light of this inaugural year for the new Leah M. Ashe Prize for the Anthropology of Medically–Induced Harm, we are extending the nomination deadline to Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST.   The Leah M. Ashe Prize for the Anthropology of Medically-Induced Harm is awarded for excellence in explorations of the … Read More

Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of global health organization Partners in Health

To our medical anthropology community, On behalf of the Society for Medical Anthropology, we write to express how deeply we are grieved by the sudden loss of Dr. Paul Farmer, a giant in our field who became a symbol for social and health justice across the globe. We send condolences to his family, wife Didi … Read More