Medical Anthropology Network: Special Interest Groups

Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS)

MAYS was founded in 2009 as a sub-group of the (then) Medical Anthropology Network to create a peer network for MA students, PhD candidates and junior scholars with an interest in Medical Anthropology. See the MAYS page.

Teaching Medical Anthropology to (Future) Health Professionals

This group was created in 2015 to facilitate networking among anthropologists involved in teaching medical anthropology to health professionals and students. Activities include panel discussion and workshops at relevant conferences (e.g. MAE, EASA), as well as collecting and sharing information about useful teaching materials and methods.

The group is currently coordinated by Margret Jäger (SFU, Vienna and Linz) and Patricia Hudelson (Geneva University Hospitals). If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact us. To join the network, please complete this questionnaire and send it to Margret.

Margret Jäger [margretjaeger(at)]
Patricia Hudelson [Patricia.Hudelson(at)]

Mobile Medical Anthropology

This is an initiative of the EASA medical anthropology network, newly called: Medical Anthropology Europe - MAE. Mobile Medical Anthropology offers an opportunity for post-docs and senior teaching staff to move within our network to another University of their choice and exchange ideas with the lecturers and students there through participation in research seminars. The aim of the initiative is to learn about different styles of teaching, learning and doing medical anthropology and to compose a joint publication on research-led teaching. The idea is that a group of ca 8 applicants participates in this initiative, where each spends 2-3 months at another University, works on their own research and participates in teaching at the host institution. Depending on the system of teaching into which they will be integrated, applicants prepare 8-16 lectures contributing to the field of medical anthropology in consultation with their chosen host institution. To date we have made several applications to funding institutions but have never been evaluated by the academic reviewers, i.e. not admitted into the competition. In other words, to date it had not been possible to identify a suitable funding institution to fund this sort of initiative, and if anyone is interested and has an idea whom to apply to, they are invited to email: elisabeth.hsu(AT)