About SPHS

The Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences is the leading academic society in the United States concerned with the continuing theoretical development and practical application of the phenomenological tradition in the human sciences. SPHS encourages the application of phenomenological methodology to specific concrete investigations within the human and social sciences. The diverse fields represented in the membership of the Society include anthropology, communication studies, counseling, education, ethnography, ethnomethodology, geography, history, linguistics, nursing, pedagogy, philosophy, political theory, psychology, social theory, and sociology.

Through our annual conference (ordinarily held in conjunction with the meetings of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy), our website, and our listserv, the Society offers an ongoing forum for sharing research, inquiry, and discussion in phenomenologically-oriented scholarship in the human sciences.