A Message from the Chair

Dear ADT Study Group Members

I am so pleased to write this message to you on our brand new website. A special thanks to Roland Moore, Stacey McKenna and Allison Schlosser for their contributions. This year has been an exciting one for our group. We had the pleasure of organizing two panels for the Society for Applied Anthropology conference last spring in Baltimore and had a very productive special interest group meeting.  Next week at the American Anthropological Association meetings, ADTSG is planning a big presence so I wanted to give everyone a heads up on what you can expect from us.

First, with the hard work of Roland Moore, Gilbert Quintero, Daniel Lende, and Lee Hoffer, we were able to organize three paper panels which examine the moralized dimensions of alcohol, drugs and tobacco use across cultures. I am proud to say the panels reflect the full spectrum of our membership including professors, graduate students, researchers, and applied anthropologists.  For a schedule of our panels, please visit the conference page.

We will also be holding our special interest group meeting on Friday, November 16, from 12:15 PM-1:30 PM. The room hasn’t been announced yet, but please check back on our website for updated information. If you can’t make the meeting, we will be posting our agenda and minutes on the site so you can stay up to date. One of the points on our agenda will be to establish some more officer positions including secretary, social media coordinator, as well as a committee on the SMA takes a Stand policy initiative. If you are interested in getting more involved in the group please come!

As usual, we will also plan a social outing for group members, most likely on Saturday night. We will announce the details at the SIG meeting and of course, post information on the site. If you are on twitter, I will be tweeting live from the conference on all of the ADTSG activities (#adtsg) so feel free to follow me @PharmaCulture to keep up to date.

A final point, we are currently trying to build a roster of our membership to include on the website. Not only will this help us establish our presence, but hopefully it will encourage collaborations within the group. Please send the following information to adtstudygroup@gmail.com

  1. Name
  2. Title
  3. Department
  4. Institution
  5. A brief bio with research interests
  6. Contact information
  7. A headshot

Thank you for your continued engagement with our group. See you in San Francisco!

 Taz Karim

ADT Study Group, Chair