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Call for submissions: STM Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) 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 approach to issues in science, technology, or medicine. These issues include:

  •  How scientific research, technological transformation and professional medicine inform public health policy and popular culture and affect the intimate realms of bodily experience;
  • The ways laboratory and experimental medicine (both public and private sector) are influenced by economic and political institutions and patient mobilization;
  • The specificities of the development, regulation, marketing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and biologics;
  • 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
  • The extent to which pragmatic and embodied responses to medical science and technology shape concepts of personhood and degrees of political membership.

Submission rules:

  • The word count should be 6000-8000;
  • All authors must be enrolled as a graduate students at the time of submission;
  • The paper can be under review at the time of submission, but it cannot be in press or published.

The winner of the prize will be announced at the 2013 American Anthropological Association Meetings in Chicago, IL. The winner will receive an award certificate, detailed suggestions from the committee of judges on ways to prepare the article for publication, and a cash prize of $100.

Submissions should be emailed by June 1st, 2013 to Amy Moran-Thomas: (amoran AT princeton DOT edu). For more information on the STM interest group, go to: http://www.medanthro.net/research/stm/index.html


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