The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) special interest group of the SMA requests submissions for a new Graduate Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of CAM or IM. The group was organized in 2006 to encourage to anthropological study of CAM and IM as emergent socio-medical phenomena having global ramifications in the 21st century. Our members recognize CAM/IM as a contemporary example of medical pluralism, influenced by processes of globalization and hybridization, scientization and commodification.
Qualifying submissions will be judged by a committee of CAM/IM SIG members. The author of the winning paper will receive a cash award of $100 and her or his name will be announced in Anthropology News and at the Society for Medical Anthropology business meeting at the AAA Annual Meeting in November. Submissions from all anthropological subdisciplines are encouraged.
Submissions must be received by 5:00PM EST, July 1, 2013 for full consideration. Questions may be directed to Sonya Pritzker at the above email address. We look forward to your submissions!