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2014 STM Graduate Paper Prize

The Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology is pleased to welcome submissions for the 2014 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:

CFP AAA 2014 Medical anthropologists as patients: the roles of researcher-as-patient narratives and embodied experience in the production of ethnography

Ashley Vaughan (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) and Pamela Runestad (Elon University)
This panel explores the intersection of patient narratives, embodiment, and the self by considering how researchers’ medical experiences in the field influence the formulation of research questions and access to resources, including (but not limited to) social networks, as well as how these experiences shape data collection and analysis and choices regarding writing style.