Anthropology professor receives Boyer Prize

By: Linda B. Glaser,  A&S Communications
November 6, 2015

Anthropology professor P. Steven Sangren has been awarded the Boyer Prize from the Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA). The award, which includes a $500 cash prize, will be announced at the AAA’s Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on November 20.

The SPA is one of the largest sections of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional organization for anthropology in North America. The Boyer Prize has been awarded since 1986 to a contribution, book or article that addresses the articulation of the unconscious with social life.

The international selection committee awarded Sangren the prize for his 2013 paper, “The Chinese family as instituted fantasy: or, rescuing kinship imaginaries from the ‘symbolic.’”

Sangren is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Taiwan and China. His books include “Chinese Sociologics: An Anthropological Account of Alienation and Social Reproduction,” “Myth, Gender, and Subjectivity” and “History and Magical Power in a Chinese Community.”

Linda B. Glaser is a staff writer for the College of Arts & Sciences

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