Open Call for Blog Posts

Dear CAM/IM Members,

We would like to invite you to submit entries to be posted on CAM/IM’s new website (here). Please consider writing a book review, article review, reflection on your research, or other post that would be of interest to our community.

The purpose of this website is to foster collaboration and communication among anthropologists and other researchers interested in complementary and integrative medicine, alternative medicine, or similar areas of inquiry. When considering what to write, please consider how your piece fits into this mission. We do ask that you have an academic focus. Any submissions will be moderated by the SIG Chairs.

If you are interested in taking on the role of webmaster for the SIG, please send your self-nomination.

We are planning to feature interviews with researchers who have done interesting work in this field. If you would be interested to have your work featured, please get in touch with us.

Finally, we would like to post member profiles on our website. All it takes to be featured as a member on the page is desire to be a member. the Society for Medical Anthropology is currently working on how to track membership in the special interest groups. Once that is set up, we’ll share the information with you. For now, please check out our member profiles page and send us your information to include!

Please use the contact form to get in touch with the co-chairs, Emery Eaves and Lauren Penney, if you would like more information or to volunteer for any of the items listed above. We are excited about the interest we’ve seen in the site so far and look forward to using is as a way to be more connected with SIG members!

3 Replies to “Open Call for Blog Posts”

  1. thanks for getting this going – I hope to contribute more in the future. perhaps we could rekindle what came up at this past year’s AAA meeting.

    we had discussed adding “interprofessional” in some way shape or form to this collective – its a huge field in health and social care and medical anthropology is increasingly able to contribute – and have been both through research and becoming part of the ‘team’…

    just a thought

    Michael Oldani/CUW School of Pharmacy

    1. Hi Michael,
      I was unable to attend the AAAs last year, so I’d be happy to hear more about how you think explicitly incorporating “interprofessional” research to our tent could be mutually beneficial. I study interprofessional care teams, so I can see similarities, but I’ve always treated these lines of my work differently. Maybe you could contribute a post about it sometime soon?

      We discussed the results of the survey a bit online (see Emery’s Feb 21st Facebook post*) and in depth at the SIG meeting at the SfAA (see her April 5th Facebook post) – if you haven’t seen those, it might help to see where the conversation has gone since the AAAs. It would be good to continue discussing where we’d like our group to go on the blog before we meet again in fall.

      Looking forward to your contributions and continued discussions to help make this group stronger!


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