Call for Submissions: Rudolf Virchow Awards

Call for Submissions / Deadline: July 31, 2014 Rudolf Virchow Awards

Rudolf Virchow, a 19th-century German physician, was a key founder of social medicine. His contributions centered on his recognition that multiple intersecting factors—social, political and economic—produce disease and illness. Virchow viewed advocacy as an essential part of health praxis, and, in keeping with this legacy, the Critical Anthropology for Global Health Caucus honors Virchow’s work with three awards.

The annual Rudolf Virchow Awards are given by the Critical Anthropology for Global Health Caucus, a special interest group of the SMA. The Professional Award honors a recent published article, and the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Awards honor recent student papers that have not yet benefited from editorial review. Winning submissions combine a critical anthropology focus with rich ethnographic data, and best reflect, extend and/or advance critical perspectives in medical anthropology.

Submissions The submission deadline for the 2014 Rudolf Virchow Awards is July 31, 2014. Awards are made in the following categories: (1) Professional, for an article or chapter published during 2013 in a peer-reviewed journal (print or on- line) or peer-reviewed edited volume; (2) Graduate Student, for a paper that was written in 2013 or 2014 and that has not yet been subjected to editorial review; and (3) Undergraduate Student, for a paper written in 2013 or 2014 while the student was still an undergraduate. We encourage you to submit your own work and/or to nominate papers of your students or articles of colleagues.

For further category requirement details and eligibility please see www.medanthro. net/interest-groups/cagh.

If you wish to submit a paper for consideration, please email the paper and a cover letter of introduction to the Virchow Awards Chair, Alexa Dietrich, Department of Anthropology, Wagner College, at, by July 31, 2014. Hard copies are no longer accepted. Confirmation of receipt will be sent.

To ensure a prompt and fair review, papers will not be accepted after the July 31, 2014 11:59 p.m. PST deadline.