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AnthroJobs: Jobs of the Week, March 20, 2017

I just finished reading an article discussing the code of ethics that the San people of South Africa drafted for researchers. It raises an important question that we must answer as anthropologists, how does our work benefit the cultures we research? Find the article here.

Since we are talking about “the field”, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure seeks seasonal, on-call Archaeology Technicians and Field / Laboratory Supervisors to join their team in Louisville, KY. You will assist on surveys to identify and document archaeological sites as well as excavations to test the National Register site eligibility and large… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents March 15, 2017

Professor Tori Jennings campaign sign. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Professor Tori Jennings campaign sign. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Linguistic anthropologist Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein refutes the demonization of “filler words” such as “like” or “um”.  She outlines how these discourse markers matter for social interaction and that attempts to banish such words are really a bias against women and younger generations who are assumed to use them more frequenlty.

Anthropology professor turned politician?

While an anthropologist didn’t write this article, it details why businesses should hire anthropologists over MBAs.  Worth a read if you’re looking to justify/create your place in the business world.

Can the clutter in… Continue reading

New Research on Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Princeton University is hosting a workshop and conference August 1-3, 2017 to stimulate ethnographic research into entrepreneurship, new business formation, and startup team dynamics. We invite anthropology graduate students to apply for a limited number of subsidized openings (travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered). The conference will feature presentations on current research by ethnographers from varied disciplines, opportunities to hear from funders, and practical advice about the preparation of effective research grant applications. For conference details and to apply, go to https://www.tfaforms.com/4607087

Business Anthropology Matters! Initiative

Business Anthropology Matters! is an exciting initiative planned for the 2017 AAA Meetings. The organizing committee consists of Bob Morais, Timothy Malefyt, Elizabeth Briody, and Allen Batteau. Contact information: rmorais@wsm-inc.com; timothy.malefyt@gmail.com elizabeth.briody@gmail.com; a.batteau@wayne.edu

We invite you to submit sessions or workshops for the AAA meeting under the Business Anthropology Matters! banner. Please review the information below and inform the organizing committee of plans to submit by the last week of March. Note that AAA submission deadline is 4/14/17.

Background and Rationale
Business Anthropology is one of the latest chapters and perhaps a leading future direction for anthropology asserting… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – March 10, 2017

Just the other day I was discussing with a senior faculty at NC State about resilience. As I got home and sat at my desk I thought I would throw “jobs” “anthropology” and “resilience” into a search engine to see what comes up. The first things that came up was a fellowship opportunity.

Enterprise is seeking an experienced creative practitioner with expertise in placemaking, artistic social practice, community development, cultural anthropology, participatory planning or public interest design to be a Cultural Resilience Fellow. The Fellow will build upon the pioneering creative placemaking, community sustainability and resilience efforts of partner communities… Continue reading

Heroism of Anthropology — anthro/studio

Human centered design and design thinking are on the up and up. Consultancies, agencies, and industries worldwide are finally understanding the power of a human centered research process. There is no shortage of kitschy case studies that highlight the value of this approach. My favorite is the story of a hospital system that was years behind on converting to a digital system. Programs were put in place to incentivize doctors to adopt the iPad based platform — but nothing worked. It was only when the iPad mini was introduced did the hospital convert to the new and improved way of… Continue reading

NAPA introduces the anthro/studio blog

NAPA is happy to announce the launch of a new, occasional post on these pages, anthro/studio. According to the author, Marion Tanis, anthro/studio is going to be a space for anthropologists to explore impending futures in a rapidly changing world. The blog will publish innovative thought pieces that articulate the future of the human experience. We hope you will check in from time to time to see what compelling ideas and assertions are being laid out.
 
Marion is a design semiotician, contemporary anthropologist, and freeform consultant currently based in Austin, Texas — he is the creator of anthro/studio.… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents March 1, 2017

Dr. Paul Stoller is asking American society to think about creating a more inclusive set of cultural values that accounts for our diverse and even still rapidly diversifying society.

Gotta find them all?  Anthropologists have partnered with a computer scientist to design a facial recognition system for… LEMURS!

Sociologist Sarah Thorton uses ethnography to document the art world. What do you think of her descriptive day-in-the-life approach?

Anthropologist Rob Thorne is helping to revive Māori instruments. (check out the video!)

Finally, Daniel Knight, an anthropologist doing fieldwork in Thessaly, Greece is shedding light on the effects of the… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – February 24, 2017

How are your GIS skills?

If you are confident and have experience with the software, consider this Information Management Project Manager with Medair in Lebanon.  You will develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the GIS Mapping project. This involves managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on technology development, training and coordination outside Medair. Medair’s mapping work started in October 2012 to support the initial work distribution being done in Informal Settlements.  This data was used to support Inter-Agency coordination, and as such Medair were asked to expand their… Continue reading

NAPA Mentoring Program: All the Details

Read about NAPA’s mentoring program in a new post to the NAPA section of AAA’s online Anthropology News:

NAPA’s Mentorship Program