Stirling and Condon Prize Winners

Stirling Prize 2016 for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology: Julia Cassaniti   A valuable contribution to psychological anthropology and the anthropology of religion. —Jack David Eller Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community (Cornell University Press, 2015) investigates Theravada Buddhist teachings on impermanence, attachment, and karma as understood by a small group of […]

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 SPA/RLF Fellows

Application guidelines for the SPA/Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellowship are now available on the SPA website. The SPA/RLF Fellowships are designed to provide graduate students working in the field of psychological anthropology with funding to pursue exploratory research for planning their doctoral dissertation research and/or methods training to prepare for their doctoral dissertation research. Research projects […]

Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellow Feature

I was awarded the SPA/Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellowship to undertake preliminary fieldwork with financiers during the summer of 2015. For the duration of this fellowship, I headed to Wall Street intending to understand how investment banking analysts and traders use amphetamine drugs. I knew many millennial generation professionals used prescription stimulant drugs—like Adderall and Ritalin—in […]