2014 SMA Prizes

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize
Sarah Pinto (Tufts University)
Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India

Steven Polgar Prize
Jean Hunleth (Washington University)
“Children’s Roles in Tuberculosis Treatment Regimes: Constructing Childhood and Kinship in Urban Zambia”

SMA Career Achievement Award
Susan Scrimshaw (Sage Colleges)

Medical Anthropology Student Association Mentorship Award
Juliet McMullin (University of California, Riverside)

Charles Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize
Guy Shalev (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
“Doctors with Borders: Palestinian Physicians’ Testimonies in Israel/Palestine”

Student Travel Awards
Anna Ruddock (Kings College London)
“Producing Medical Citizenship at the AIIMS (India)”

Danya Glabau (Cornell University)
“The Moral Life of Epinephrine”

Jocelyn Kilmer (Syracuse University)
“Reluctant Villagers: Young Urban Doctors in Rural North India”

Lily Shapiro (University of Washington)
“Visiting Surgeons, Indian Roads, and Medicalizing Risk”

Zakea Boeger (University of Hawai’i Manoa)
“The Promiscuity Vaccine: Biomedical Hegemony in Human HPV Vaccines and Education

AIDS and Anthropology Research Group
Moher Downing Distinguished Service Award
Brooke G. Schoepf (Harvard University)

Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group
Annual Graduate Student Paper Prize
Hayley Murray (University of Amsterdam)
“Risk Practices amongst Recreational Drug Users at Music Festivals in Amsterdam”

Council for Anthropology and Reproduction
Graduate Student Paper Award
Gareth Thomas (Cardiff University)
“Douglas, Dirt, and Down Syndrome: Classifying a Complex Condition in UK Antenatal Care”

Council for Anthropology and Reproduction
Graduate Student Paper Award – Honorable Mention
Lydia Zacher Dixon (University of California, Irvine)
“Obstetrics in a Time of Violence: Mexican Midwives Critique Routine Hospital Practices”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
Savannah Harshbarger (Brown University)
“For the Right Reasons: The Ethics of Medical Voluntourism and Perspectives of ‘Global Health Trip’ Student Participants”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Graduate Student Paper Prize
Kimberly Sue (Harvard University)
“Pills, Prisons, and Pharmaceutical Logics: Addiction Treatment and Drug Use in American Prisons and Jails”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Professional Paper Prize
Stacy Leigh Pigg (Simon Fraser University)
“On Sitting and Doing: Ethnography as Action in Global Health”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Professional Paper Prize – Honorable Mention
Brian McKenna (University of Michigan, Dearborn)
“Paulo Freire’s Blunt Challenge to Anthropology: Create a Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Your Times”

Graduate Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and Integrative Care
Emery Eaves (University of Arizona)
“Modes of Hoping: Understanding Hope and Expectation in the Context of a Clinical Trial of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Chronic Pain”

Science, Technology, and Medicine Graduate Student Paper Prize
Danya Glabau (Cornell University)
“The Moral Life of Epinephrine”

Jennifer J. Carroll (University of Washington)
“For Lack of Wanting: Discourses of Desire in Ukrainian Opiate Substitution Therapy Programs”

2013 SMA Prizes

Basker Memorial Prize
Alexander Edmonds (University of Amsterdam)
Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil

Polgar Prize
Elizabeth Krause (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
“They Just Happened: The Curious Case of the Unplanned Baby, Italian Low Fertility, and the End of Rationality”

George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology Award
Mimi and Mark Nichter (University of Arizona)

New Millennium Book Award
Seth Holms (University of California, Berkeley)
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

Matthew Wolf-Meyer (University of California, Santa Cruz)
The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Rivers Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
Anna Wates (Oxford University)
“Interdependence in a Ghanaian Community: Negotiating Disability as Subjectivity”

SMA Dissertation Award
Lauren Carruth (University of Arizona)
“The Aftermath of Aid: Medical Insecurity in the Northern Somali Region of Ethiopia”

Medical Anthropology Student Association Graduate Student Mentor Award
Marcia Inhorn (Yale University)

Science, Technology, and Medicine Graduate Student Paper Prize
Emily Wanderer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
“Unseen Biologies: Infectious Disease and Biosecurity in Mexico”

Council for Anthropology and Reproduction Graduate Student Paper Prize
Nayantara Sheoran (George Mason University)
“Stratified Contraception: Imagined Cosmopolitanism Versus Lived Tangibility of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Contemporary India”

Sebastian Mohr (University of Copenhagen)
“Containing Sperm: Managing Legitimacy. Lust, Disgust, and Hybridity in Sperm Donation”

AIDS and Anthropology Research Group
Clark Taylor Professional Paper Prize
Betsey Brada (Princeton University)
“How to Do Things to Children with Words: Language, Ritual, and Apocalypse in Pediatric HIV Treatment in Botswana”

AIDS and Anthropology Research Group
Graduate Student Paper Prize
Molly McGown (University of Illinois, Chicago)
“Syphilis, Medical Authority, and Trouble with Translations in Central Uganda”

Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group 
Graduate Student Paper Prize
Nayantara Sheoran (George Mason University)
“Stratified Contraception: Imagined Cosmopolitanism Versus Lived Tangibility of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Contemporary India”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Professional Paper Prize
Susan L. Erickson (Simon Fraser University)
“Global Health Business: The Production and Performativity of Statistics in Sierra Leone and Germany”

Rudolph Virchow Graduate Student Paper Prize
Rachel Irwin (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
“In Dialogue with all Relevant Stakeholders?: Rituals, Roles, and Relationships Amongst the World Health Organization, the Transnational Food Industry, and Civil Society”

Bo Byeong Seo (Australian National University)
“The Inscription of Birth: Antenatal Care for Shan Migrant Women and Issues of Legibility”

Rudolph Virchow Undergraduate Student Paper Prize
Thea Lange (Mount Holyoke College)
“Rebiologizing Race in the Classroom and the Clinic: How the Conflation of Race and Genetics is Reifying Race as Biology”

Graduate Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and Integrative Care
Nicholas Barlett (USC Dornsife)
“Idling After Mao: Opiate Addiction and Compulsory Labor as Treatment”

2012 SMA Prizes

Career Achievement Award
Robert Hahn

The Basker Memorial Prize
Carole Browner and Carolyn Sargent
Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives

The Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize
Daisy Deomampo
“Substantiating Kinship in Indian Transnational Surrogacy:  Intended Parents on Blood and Bio-Genetic Relations”

Polgar Prize
Cecilia Van Hollen
“Breast or Bottle? HIV-Positive Women’s Responses to Global Health Policy on Infant Feeding in India”

Maryna Bazylevych
“Vaccination Campaigns in Postsocialist Ukraine: Health Care Provider Navigating Uncertainty”

AIDS and Anthropology Research Group Distinguished Service Award
Merrill Singer

Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group
Annual Graduate Student Paper Prize:
Saiba Varma
“Love in the Time of PTSD: Loss, Longing, and Addiction in Kashmir”

Medical Anthropology Student Association Graduate Student Mentor Award
Peter J. Brown

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Professional Paper Award
Sarah Willen
“Do ‘Illegal’ Migrants have a ‘Right to Health’? Engaging Ethical Theory as Social Practice at a Tel Aviv Open Clinic”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Graduate Student Paper Award
Nora J. Kenworthy
“The Body Sac(RED): Public Treatment and Private Interests in Lesoto’s Transnational Garment Sector”

Critical Anthropology of Global Health
Rudolph Virchow Undergraduate Student Paper Award
Victoria Koski-Karell
“Knowledges of the Unknown: Living with (Bad) Cholera in North Haiti”

Science, Technology, and Medicine Graduate Student Paper Prize
Natalie Porter
“Bird Flu Biopower: Strategies for Multispecies Coexistence in Viet Nam”

Kathryn Goldfarb
“Replacement and Remediation: Loss and the Pleasures of the Genealogical”

Science, Technology, and Medicine Most Notable Recent Collection
Carole Browner and Carolyn Sargent
Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Marcia Inhorn
Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies

Medical Anthropologist Margaret Mead Award winners

  • 2014 Seth Holmes
  • 2013 Sera Young
  • 2012 Erin Finley
  • 2011 Frances Norwood
  • 2007 João Biehl
  • 2001 Mimi Nichter
  • 1999 Paul Farmer
  • 1997 Philippe Bourgois
  • 1993 Leo Chavez
  • 1990 Wenda Ruth Trevathan
  • 1989 Mark Nichter
  • 1987 Myra Bluebond-Langner
  • 1986 Jill E Korbin
  • 1985 Susan C M Scrimshaw
  • 1984 Sue E Estroff
  • 1981 Nancy Scheper-Hughes
  • 1980 Brigitte Jordan