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Apply now for the NAPA field school in Guatemala

The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, public health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: May 29 – June 23, 2017.

The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGOs and other community partners. Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in anthropology, occupational therapy, public health or related disciplines are encouraged to apply via our website www.napaotguatemala.org by February 1, 2017. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – December 2, 2016

I mentioned Intel’s in-house anthropologist before, but here’s another interview with Dr. Genevieve Bell. Worth a read, especially if you ever wondered how our set of skills fits in technology development.

Remember that although some jobs, sometimes, might not have “anthropologist” in the title, it is the job description that you need to read carefully to be able to decide if you have the skills for doing that job.

Google is looking for a User Experience (UX) Researcher to answer the most challenging questions in design. In this role, you will reveal what their users need from their… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents–November 29, 2016

Practicing Anthropology
The Wall Street Journal gives passing mention to ethnography as a marketing research tool, in an article about how election polling that missed Middle America’s votes for Trump may indicate similar advertising research has similar limitations. Seeking Alpha goes further, proclaiming that “[e]thnography is probably the only way to gather accurate data” for marketing and advertising.

The Evansville Courier & Press profiles doula and medical anthropologist Hillary Melichors (The Doula Group of Evansville).

The designers of SafariSeat, an all-terrain wheelchair to aid mobility in developing countries used ethnography as one component of a multi-disciplinary… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – November 25, 2016

I enjoyed reading Laura Haapio-Kirk’s blog post this week about why public anthropology is urgently needed, although still undervalued. You might also like this NBC News story on Prof. Michaela Howells’ take on Zika and cultural factors.

Let’s keep advocating.

As I was looking for job opportunities this week, I found out that The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is looking for a Regional Organizer. The position will be based in the ACLU of Florida’s Main office in Miami, and is responsible for organizing civil liberties activities across the southern part of the Florida. … Continue reading

AnthroCurrents — November 15, 2016

Politics, Domestic and Foreign
Paul Stoller (West Chester U.) argues for ethnography as one of the weapons available to those fighting against the anti-progressive movement represented by Donald Trump’s election.

Journalists use an anthropological lens in a documentary film of the Trump Tribe, and attempt to understand the beliefs and motivations of Trump supporters during the US presidential election season.

As reported in the Sao Paulo press, John Comaroff (Harvard U.) provides consulting services to Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is being prosecuted for corruption.

Podcasts
Recently stumbled across this one and will have to… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – November 11, 2016

I absolutely loved my cultural heritage and cultural resources management classes. Our professor here at NC State, anthropologist Dr. Alicia McGill went above and beyond to get us to network with practitioners in the area of cultural and natural heritage preservation.

Speaking of which, the National Park Service is looking for a Cultural Anthropologist to work at Yosemite. If you have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, just read the description of the duties: “Collecting field data contributing to the basic cultural and ethnographic resources inventory of a park program. Duties include identifying species, cultural objects or sites, measures abundance or… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – November 4, 2016

I was just passing by two people talking on an university corridor this week when I heard one of them telling the other how a friend wanted to get a graduate degree in anthropology but “luckily” she made her change her mind, because “what would she do with a degree in anthropology?” (Is it just me or is this getting old?)

Oh well, as an applied anthropologist you could work with the THREE  group in Saratoga Springs, NY, for example. THREE is an independent insights company, their work helps category leading global client partners understand their audiences… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – November 1, 2016

Trick or Treat?
Anthropologists Discover Isolated Tribe Of Joyful Americans Living In Remote Village Untouched By 2016 Election. From The Onion.

Sam Migliore (Kwantlen Polytechnic U.) is interviewed by the local newspaper in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada about an ethnography of zombies. Yes, he knows a few.

Phillips Stevens, Jr. (U. of Buffalo) is interviewed by WBFO Radio about how the “curse” on the Chicago Cubs—up to the current World Series in American baseball—has truly been a case of magical thinking.

Applied Ethnography
A pharmaceutical magazine’s online outlet posts a video from a market research agency… Continue reading

NAPA Member Survey

NAPA is currently exploring the experiences that members like you have with the association.

To get the most accurate and relevant information possible, NAPA is asking you to fill out a brief, online survey to share your insights. All responses will be anonymous, and NAPA appreciates your honest feedback.

Please take a moment to click the link below and complete the survey, and help NAPA better serve you and all its members.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NAPAMembership

The survey is designed for current NAPA members, but former members and non-members with an interest in the association may take the survey too. The survey will… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – October 28, 2016

As I search for my next job and interview with a variety of HR professionals from different industries, I secretly wish that they all took at least a couple of anthropology classes while they were getting the degrees that prepared them for this position. I expect companies to choose their HR staff wisely as a means to guarantee talent acquisition at the highest level, for any project they might have.

Speaking of which, this week I have a Corporate Recruiter position with ROI Revolution in Raleigh NC, that requires 1 year of recruiting experience and a bachelor’s… Continue reading