Drug Panels at 2016 AAA

It’s almost time for the 2016 AAA conference!  Next week, thousands of anthropologists from around the world will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to exchange ideas, catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues, and, of course, present their exciting research.

The conference schedule shows a lot of people engaging with the topics of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and other psychoactive substances!  Below is a list of activities and presentations that will be of interest to ADTSG members, many of which also involve several of our members:

Wednesday, November 16

2:00pm – 2:15pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: “Here We Go Again…I’m Just Another Junkie Addict”: Resource Access, Socio-Political Belonging, and Subjectivity in Addiction Treatment  (Presenter: Allison Schlosser)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (Hilton, Marquette IX)

  • Paper: “Off of E, I Try to Pretend I’m Enjoying It”: The Role of Ecstasy (MDMA) in Managing Intimacy and Conflict in Long-Term Relationships (Presenters: Kristin Kostick and Jean Schensul)

2:30pm – 2:45pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Social Suffering: Understanding Psychosocial Distress and Substance Use of Latino Immigrants (Presenter: Ann Cheney)

4:00pm – 4:15pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: “Who Am I Supposed To Be?”: Ideologies of Change in Drug Addiction Recovery (Presenter: Kristen Lindblom)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 H)

  • Paper: Using Contemplative Practice As a Methodology To Study Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness (Presenter: Kelsey Armeni)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: Beyond The Trade Secret: Navigating, Interpreting, and Sifting Culturally Relevant Meanings of Drugs and Addiction in the Field (Presenter: Jason Chung)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 102 E&F)

  • Paper: Truth-Telling and Likeness (Presenter: Linda Takamine)

Thursday, November 17

8:00am – 8:15am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 E)

  • Paper: Beyond a Giant Of My Dreams: Affect, Precarity, and Care in a Chinese Therapeutic Community for Millennial Heroin Users (Presenter: Sandra Hyde)

8:30am – 8:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 103 D)

  • Paper: Thinking Beyond the State’s Risk Management Measures: Infrastructures of Care Among Poor Drug Users in Tehran (Presenter: Parsa Bastani)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 G)

  • Panel: Drugs, Coloniality, and Indigenous Peoples

11:15am – 11:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 H)

  • Paper: Unfolding Habits: Materializing Addiction Pathways in a Neuroscience Laboratory (Presenter: Sujit Thomas)

1:45pm – 3:30pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Panel: Ethnography Among the Hidden: Invisibility of Substances, Substance Abuse, and Users

1:45pm – 2:00pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Entries and Exits: The Rise and Fall of Drug Dealing Careers (Presenter: John Paul)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (Hilton, Conrad A)

  • Paper: Research Design and IRB Approval With Alcoholic and Addict Populations (Presenter: Carla Pezzia)

2:45pm – 3:00pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Reefer Madness, or Symptom Management?: The Biopolitics of Medical Marijuana, Psychiatric Epidemiology, and Making PTSD In/Visible (Presenter: Walter Callaghan)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Cultivating Serotonin – On Competing Efficacies in Psychedelic Practices (Presenter:Swati Mishra)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 208 C)

  • Paper: Religion, Spirituality, and Sobriety Among Mexican Immigrants and Migrants (Presenter: Victor Garcia)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Chemical Maneuvers: Contradictions In The Production of Pleasurable Spaces By Queer Nightlife Workers (Presenter: Tait Mandler)

5:00pm – 5:15pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Sensing Heat – On Drinking Circles and Thermal Balance in North Sulawesi (Presenter: Nastasja Roels)

Friday, November 18

8:00am – 8:15am (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Biofinancial Disinvestments: Examining the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Presenter: Melina Sherman

8:00am – 8:15am (Minneapolis Convention Center 208 C)

  • Paper: Suffering Together, Healing Together: Addiction, Recovery, and Intimacy in Transnational Iranian Music and Television (Presenter: Farzaneh Hemmasi)

8:15am – 8:30am (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Mapping Social Networks and Risk Practices Among People Who Inject Drugs in Rural Puerto Rico (Presenter: Roberto Abadie)

8:15am – 8:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 A&B)

  • Paper: Baatuzaala Mu Bbaala: Tension, Alcohol, and Movement in Kampala, Uganda (Presenters: China Scherz and George Mpanga)

8:30am – 8:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 211 C&D)

  • Paper: Responsible Futurism and the Politics of Addiction in U.S. Drug Courts (Presenter: Emily Metzner)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Hilton, Salon G)

  • Panel: (Re)Discovering Psychedelics in the 21st Century

10:45am – 11:00am (Minneapolis Convention Center 211 A&B)

  • Paper: Among Pozos and Huecos: Coca Production and PBC Consumption in an Amazonian City (Presenter: Sydney Silverstein)

10:45am – 11:00am (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Proximity, Frictions, and the Competing Desires of the Ethnographic Encounter (Presenter: Danya Fast)

11:00am – 11:15am (Hilton, Marquette IX)

  • Paper: Medicalized Aging: Changed Patterns of Drug Use Among Aging Danes 2000-2015 (Presenter: Bjarke Oxlund)

11:00am – 11:15am (Hilton, Salon B)

  • Paper: Experience in the Process of Health/Illness/Treatment of Substance Abuse Among Migrants: An Anthropological Study in the Border Region Between Mexico and U.S. (Presenter: Olga Olivas)

11:15am – 11:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 E)

  • Paper: Waiting As Cultivating? The Temporality of Residential Drug Treatment and Its Subversion of the Goal of Rehabilitation (Presenter: Ellen Kozelka)

11:30am – 11:45pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 E)

  • Paper: Wounding Transformances: Performing the Vulnerable Body (Presenters: Joshua Burraway and Kelly Robinson)

1:45pm – 3:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 C)

  • Panel: Cannabis and Justice: Evidence, Arguments, and Legal Change

1:45pm – 2:00pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 J)

  • Paper: ChemÆRA (Presenter: Jason Pine)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (Hilton, Conrad A)

  • Paper: “We Share the Same Goal”: Using Interdisciplinary Research To Improve Harm Reduction Strategies Aimed At Person Who Inject Drugs (Presenters: Nelson Arruda and Elise Roy)

2:45pm – 3:00pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: How Perceptions Create Reality in the Chronic Mutual Presence of Tuberculosis and Substance Use (Presenter: Anna Versfeld)

3:00pm – 3:15pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 I)

  • Paper: Participatory Implementation of a Controlled Substance Reviewed Group in VA Primary Care (Presenters: Elizabeth Hulen, Samuel Edwards, Katherine Mackey, and Claire Ziegler)

3:00pm – 3:15pm (Hilton, Salon F)

  • Paper: The Evidence of Difference: Alcohol, Religion, and Indigeneity (Presenter: Roger Begrich)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: Opium for the Masses (Presenter: Bhrigupati Singh)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Hilton, Salon A)

  • Paper: Caught Up In The Cocaine Trade (Presenter: Henrik Vigh)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Hilton, Salon B)

  • Paper: A Comparative Critical Phenomenology of Drug Addiction Among Mestizos in the Upper Huallaga Valley, Peru (Presenter: Pablo Seward Delaporte)

Saturday, November 19

8:00am – 8:15am (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: The Clinic As Ground Zero In The New Opioid Wars: Rethinking Care, Pain, Autonomy, and Ethics (Presenter: Kelly Knight)

8:45am – 9:00am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 I)

  • Paper: Medical Disease or Moral Defect? Exploring the Cultural Model of Addiction Causality (Presenter: Nicole Henderson)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Hilton, Conrad B)

  • Panel: Young Bodies and Minds: Psychoactive Substances and High Performing Selves

10:15am – 10:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 103 C)

  • Paper: Tourists, “Maestros Mezcaleros,” and Discovering the Authentic Palenque (Presenter: Ronda Brulotte)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium 1)

  • Paper: Self-Talk, Addiction, and Neuroanthropology (Presenter: Daniel Lende)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: What Can We Learn From +20,000 Drug Experience Reports? Data Ethnography, Interactive Visualizations, and Complexity Theory (Presenter: Lisa Krieg)

11:45am – 12:00pm  (Hilton, Conrad B)

  • Paper: Enhancing Ourselves With Drugs: Neuroethnography of Science, Policy, and Drug User Advocacy (Presenter: Aleksi Hupli)

12:15pm – 1:30pm (Hilton, Marquette IX)

  • ADTSG Business Meeting (OPEN TO EVERYONE)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Heroin Recovery and Community Conflicts: Care, Treatment, and Harm in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Presenter: Sheryl McCurdy)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 103 C)

  • Paper: City in a Cup: The Culture of Public Policy in New Orleans (Presenter: David Beriss)

Sunday, November 20

9:15am – 9:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 C)

  • Paper: The Budtender: Economic Formality Junctures Within the Denver Cannabis Industry (Presenter: Lia Berman)

10:15am – 10:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 I)

  • Paper: Crafting Craft Beer Brands: An Anthropological Examination of Craft Breweries in Orlando, Florida (Presenter: Dylan Fehribach)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 H)

  • Paper: Towards Justice: Presbyterian Efforts to Suggest Changes in U.S. Drug Laws (Presenter: J. Bryan Page)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 205 A)

  • Paper: Dima Had To Live And Then Had To Die: Sovereignty, Citizenship, and the Addict’s Right To Health in Ukraine (Presenter: Jennifer Carroll)

SfAA Call for Papers: Drug, Food, Medicine

** CALL FOR PAPERS **

Drug, Food, Medicine: Emerging Topics in the Anthropology of Consumption

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting 
Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 28-April 1, 2017) 

What we put in our bodies reflects our ideas about not only who we are and where we come from, but also where we are, and where we wish to be. Our choices about what we put into our bodies may be shaped and supported or constrained by traditions (spiritual/religious, kin, culture) and new directions (fads/trends, social movements) as well as trails (how we move through the world). Traditions, trails, and new directions in consumption can be shaped and constrained by public policies, economic conditions, global markets, and our own changing ideas of what is good and appropriate to put in our bodies, or in the bodies of others. Changing ideas about consumable goods may also spur new directions in other domains of public life (public policies, social media). Places of access and consumption may become contested spaces within new ideological or economic regimes (smoke/vapefree spaces, food deserts). Institutions and practitioners may accommodate or resist innovations (medical cannabis). In this session we tap into ideas developed within the anthropology of consumption to consider what we put into our bodies; how we obtain those things; and how these consumption practices are interdependent within current ideas about food, medicine, markets, and bodies. Intersectional approaches are welcome.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Cannabis: a plant, a medicine, a drug of abuse
* Food access and disability
* Soda tax, race, and economic justice
* Smoking and vaping in public and private spaces
* Water rights in health and environmental justice
* Corner store & liquor stores in popular discourse and practice

To submit abstracts (rough draft is OK) please REPLY TO Juliet Lee (jlee@prev.org) by Oct. 10; panel will be submitted by Oct. 15. Note that authors will need to register before the panel can be submitted.

Mentoring at 2016 AAA

MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES AT 2016 AAA

A Co-sponsored Event of Society of Medical Anthropology (SMA) and Society of Psychological Anthropology (SPA)

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An Evening SMA-SPA Speed-Mentoring Reception

Thursday, November 17, 7:45pm-10:00pm

Hors d’oeuvres provided, drinks available

 

Pairing faculty with up to 4 mentees

Mid-career and senior faculty as mentors & grad students, postdocs, recent grads, and junior faculty as mentees

Discuss field-specific research and methodology concerns, grant writing and publishing approaches, career trajectories, and more!

 

Sign up now!  Limited spaces available.  Any graduate student, recent grad, postdoc, or junior faculty attending the AAA conference may apply to meet with 3-4 mentors.  The mentee will meet with each mentor for 15 minutes at an evening networking reception with the hope of benefiting from sage advice regarding their research and career paths.  Mentees and mentors may also opt to enter into longer-term mentoring.

For mentees: please submit a short paragraph that includes your name, institution, field specialty/interests, mentoring area of interest (e.g. grant writing, publishing), degree/post-doc program/position and SMA and/or SPA affiliation.  Submissions are due to Tawni Tidwell (ttidwel@emory.edu) by October 1, 2016.

We also need mentors – mid-career and senior faculty, and professional members of SMA and/or SPA.  Please indicate your willingness to be a mentor in a short paragraph to include your name, department and institution, main focus in medical and/or psychological anthropology, mentoring areas of expertise/interest (if different or in addition to field specialties), affiliation with SMA and/or SPA, and willingness to be contacted for continued mentorship by mentees after the event.  Please send your information to Tawni Tidwell (ttidwel@emory.edu) by October 1, 2016.  We will do our best to match up mentees and mentors with similar interests.

EXTENDED DEADLINE – ADTSG 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize

** EXTENDED DEADLINE OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 **

The Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology invites submissions for the best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, or other psychoactive substance use. A committee of ADTSG members will judge qualifying submissions. 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 awards ceremony at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November. Submissions from all anthropological sub-disciplines are encouraged.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA

  • No more than 9,000 words
  • Must be based on original fieldwork and data
  • Must have been written in the past 12 months
  • Primary or first author must be a graduate student at time of submission
  • May be unpublished or submitted for publication at the time of submission

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Originality of fieldwork and data
  • Richness of substantive or evidentiary materials
  • Clarity of anthropological methods
  • Linkage of work to social science literature
  • Effective use of theory and data
  • Organization, quality of writing, and coherence of argument

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Please do not include your name or any identifying information in the paper itself
  • Papers must be double spaced and in PDF format (please include page numbers)
  • References and in-text citations should be formatted according to Chicago Manual of Style
  • Please submit via email to Shana Harris, Chair of ADTSG, at shana.harris@ucf.edu
  • Submissions must be received by 5:00PM EST on September 15, 2016 for full consideration

Questions may be directed to Shana Harris at the above email address. We look forward to your submissions!

ADTSG 2016 Graduate Student Travel Award

The Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology invites applications for a travel award to attend the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  An award of $200 will be given to a graduate student presenting a paper at the conference that engages questions related to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, or other psychoactive substance use. The ADTSG Graduate Student Travel Award is awarded biennially on a competitive basis and reviewed by a committee comprised of ADTSG members.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program
  • Applicant must be presenting a paper at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting
  • Applicant must be a member of the Society for Medical Anthropology                                       (see http://americananthro.org for instructions on how to join)

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Submit your paper abstract, university affiliation, graduate program (M.A. or Ph.D.) and contact information (no additional materials are required) to Shana Harris, Chair of ADTSG, at shana.harris@ucf.edu
  • Applications must be received by 5:00PM EST on September 15, 2016 for full consideration

Questions may be directed to Shana Harris at the above email address. We look forward to your submissions!

ADTSG 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology invites submissions for the best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, or other psychoactive substance use. A committee of ADTSG members will judge qualifying submissions. 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 awards ceremony at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November. Submissions from all anthropological sub-disciplines are encouraged.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA

  • No more than 9,000 words
  • Must be based on original fieldwork and data
  • Must have been written in the past 12 months
  • Primary or first author must be a graduate student at time of submission
  • May be unpublished or submitted for publication at the time of submission

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Originality of fieldwork and data
  • Richness of substantive or evidentiary materials
  • Clarity of anthropological methods
  • Linkage of work to social science literature
  • Effective use of theory and data
  • Organization, quality of writing, and coherence of argument

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Please do not include your name or any identifying information in the paper itself
  • Papers must be double spaced and in PDF format (please include page numbers)
  • References and in-text citations should be formatted according to Chicago Manual of Style
  • Please submit via email to Shana Harris, Chair of ADTSG, at shana.harris@ucf.edu
  • Submissions must be received by 5:00PM EST on September 1, 2016 for full consideration

Questions may be directed to Shana Harris at the above email address. We look forward to your submissions!

Join ADTSG on Facebook and Twitter!

As part of ADTSG’s continuing effort to facilitate conversation and information exchange between members and the general public, we have recently increased our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.  We have revitalized our Twitter account and started a new Facebook group thanks to our new Social Media Coordinator, Hilary Agro.  We will continue to share news, announcements, articles, CFPs, and more through both of this venues as well as the group website.
If you are interested in joining us on either or both sites, you can access them at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/1520777234890158
Twitter handle: @ADTstudygroup

Call for Special Issue Articles

The Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, a well-regarded peer review journal, is looking for contributions to a special issue on the use of ethnography in research related to substance abuse.

Submissions are anticipated to be about 5000 words.  Please note that submissions should follow APA references, citations, and general style in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed with citations in the text using author and date (Smith, 1983); and, as is common, bibliography is to at the end of the article and alphabetized.

If you are interested in submitting an article for this special issue, please contact Andrew J. Gordon at ajgordon@central.uh.edu or 713-524-1002.

CFP AAA 2016: Drugs, Coloniality, and Indigenous People

AAA 2016 Call for Papers

Drugs, Coloniality, and Indigenous People

Organizers: Juliana Willars (Texas State University) and Autumn Zellers León (Temple University)

When Europeans arrived in the New World, they encountered a vast array of psychoactive plants, such as coca, peyote, tobacco, and ayahuasca, which Indigenous people had been using long before colonization. While settler colonialism led to displacement and genocide of Indigenous communities, the integration of some of these plants and their derivatives into the global market created new paradigms of psychoactive use unprecedented in human history. Setting these historical realities alongside each other, we seek to analyze how Indigenous people in the Americas and throughout the world are uniquely impacted by drug markets and drug policy. We ask: How has the drug economy affected Indigenous people, and how have they responded? How are Indigenous people creating new ways of understanding, using, and producing psychoactive substances? How are Indigenous people positioned in the rapidly changing regime of drug policy throughout the world, and how might our analyses help to shape that engagement? We welcome papers that address themes that include, but are not limited to:

  • alcohol, tobacco and drug use in Indigenous communities

  • addiction, prevention, and treatment in Indigenous communities

  • drug production in Indigenous territories

  • changing ritual practices

  • extraction of Indigenous plant knowledge

  • histories of anthropologists studying indigenous psychoactive use

  • Indigenous incarceration for drug crimes

If interested, please send inquiries or a 250-word abstract to azellers@temple.edu and illumin8v@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 30, 2016.