Awards for Service

2012                   Disciplinary Leadership Fellow, The Graduate School, MSU
Professional Affiliations

Chair                Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Study Group, Society for Medical Anthropology

Member           Science, Technology and Medicine Interest Group, Society for Medical Anthropology

Member           Mental Health Special Interest Group, Society for Medical anthropology

Member           Society for Medical Anthropology

Member           Digital Anthropology Special Interest Group, American Anthropological Association

Member           American Anthropological Association

Member           Society for the Social Studies of Science

Member           Medical Anthropology Student Association


Current Professional Committee Work

SMA Policy Committee, Society for Medical anthropology (Chair: Mark Nichter)

SMA Future of Publishing Committee (Chair: Linda Garro)

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group

For the last three years, I have had the honor to serve as chair of the Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Study Group, of the Society for Medical Anthropology. During this time, I have conducted four business meetings organized and chaired six conference panels, facilitated a graduate student paper prize and launched/managed a brand new website for our group. This has been, by far, one of the most rewarding experiences I have had a graduate student.

ADT Study Group Mission Statement: The mission of the Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) is to facilitate communication and collaboration among group members for the anthropological study of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pharmaceuticals and other psychoactive substance use across cultures. We encourage the exchange of ideas on these issues through organized conference presentations; interest group meetings; online blog posts and resources; social gatherings; and publications.  The ADT Study Group is particularly interested in promoting collaboration between undergraduate and graduate students, junior and senior faculty, as well as researchers within and outside of anthropology proper.

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