The Science, Technology, and Medicine interest group of the SMA is pleased to welcome submissions for the STM Graduate Student Paper Prize. This prize is awarded annually for a paper that offers an innovative anthropological approach to issues in science, technology, or medicine. These issues include:
1. How scientific research, technological transformation and professional medicine inform public health policy, popular culture, and affect the intimate realms of bodily experience;
2. The ways laboratory and experimental medicine (both public and private sector) are influenced by economic and political institutions and patient mobilization;
3. The specificities of the development, regulation, marketing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and biologics;
4. How local experiences of illness and health are refracted through established modes of discrimination (such as class, race, and gender) and unequal access to new medical technologies; and
5. The extent to which these pragmatic and embodied responses to medical science and technology shape concepts of personhood and degrees of political membership.
The author must be enrolled as a graduate student at the time of submission, and the paper cannot be in press or published at the time of submission (it can be under review).
The word count should be 6000-8000. The winner of the prize will be announced at the 2012 American Anthropological Association Meetings. The winner will also receive detailed suggestions from the committee on ways to prepare the article for publication.
Submissions should be emailed by June 1st, 2012 to Ian Whitmarsh: ianhwhitmarsh AT gmail DOT com
For more information on the STM interest group, go to: http://www.medanthro.net/research/stm/index.html