Graduate Student Paper Prize

The ADTSG Graduate Student Paper Prize is awarded annually for best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, or other psychoactive substance use. The author of the winning paper receives a cash award of $100, and her or his name is announced at the Society for Medical Anthropology awards ceremony at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting.  Authors may represent any anthropological sub-discipline.

Graduate Student Paper Prize Winners

2017

  • Allison Schlosser
    “Stay in Your Square”(Bounded) Intimacy and Moral Personhood in Addiction Treatment

Honorable Mention:

  • Henry Bundy
    From Mundane Medicines to Euphorigenic Drugs: How Pharmaceutical Pleasures Are Found, Foregrounded, and Made Durable

2016

  • Leslie-Marie Buer
    “I’m Stuck”: Women’s Navigations of Social Networks and Prescription Drug Misuse in Central Appalachia

Honorable Mention:

  • James Ziegler
    Learning to Experience Medicine: Different Models from Medicinal Cannabis

2015

  • Cole Hansen
    Seeking Care in the Carceral Shadow: An Ethnography of Community Recovery

2014

  • Hayley Murray
    Risk Practices amongst Recreational Drug Users at Music Festivals in Amsterdam

2013

  • Nayantara Sheoran
    “Stratified Contraception”: Imagined Cosmopolitanism versus Lived Tangibility of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Contemporary India

Honorable Mention:

  • Marc Blainey
    Forbidden Therapy: Santo Daime and the Disputed Status of Entheogens in Western Society

2012

  • Saiba Varma
    Love in the Time of PTSD: Loss, Longing, and Addiction in Kashmir