SMA Seeks Digital Communications Manager

The Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) is seeking a Digital Communications Manager who will be responsible for preparing, editing, and distributing news to members of the SMA and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity for an advanced graduate student with broad knowledge of medical anthropology, strong writing and editorial skills, a sophisticated understanding of professional … Read More

Call for Papers (AAA 2016 Panel): Sex, Drugs, and Anthropology

Panel Abstract: At the intersection of bioscience, identity politics, and market economics, pharmaceuticals such as flibanserin (the “pink Viagra”), hormonal contraception, pre-exposure (HIV) prophylaxis (PrEP), and hormone puberty blockers for transgender youth significantly reframe cultural ideas about biology, identity, pleasure, and rights. Potential patients associated with these drugs simultaneously call for and critique medicalization as … Read More

SMA Global Directory

Washington, DC – The Society for Medical Anthropology has relaunched the Global Directory, a new initiative to promote medical anthropologists and affiliated professionals. This free service developed as a way to help global professionals network for scholarly and applied projects. “In the last year we have seen a tremendous need for the academic and professional … Read More