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New Anthro Networking Group in the Netherlands

EthnoBorrel, a networking group for professional ethnographers, will be launched on Thursday, 7 December, 2017. The launch will take place in the Netherlands during the group’s first meetup. 

An initiative of Erin Taylor and Gawain Lynch of Canela Consulting, EthnoBorrel aims to strengthen members’ professional skills and advance the practice and value of ethnography in Europe.

EthnoBorrels will be held monthly in locations in the Netherlands and other locations in Europe. Each event will focus on a theme relevant to the professional practices of its members. Attendees can present their work, seek advice from peers, discover opportunities, advance their
skills, and link up with broader global… Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars at the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research is currently accepting proposals for Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.

Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote communication among scholars and/or practitioners who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic. Each seminar consists of up to 10 scholars – including one or two who serve as chair/s – who meet at SAR’s Santa Fe campus for three to five days of intense discussion.

Advanced Seminars: SAR’s renowned Advanced Seminar program convenes a group of scholars for a five-day seminar, the… Continue reading

Malinowski Award applications

The Society for Applied Anthropology considers nominations each year for the Malinowski Award. This Award is presented to a senior social scientist in recognition of a career dedicated to understanding and serving the needs of the world’s societies.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 15.
A nomination should include a detailed letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three letters of support, and sample products which may include but are not limited to traditional scholarly writing. A more detailed description of the Award and the nomination process is included on the SfAA web site at: 

Summer 2018 Ethnography Field School in Mexico

OSEA celebrates 15 years of innovative trans-cultural exchange, community
outreach, language immersion, service learning, and interdisciplinary field
study in the Maya Community of Pisté, Yucatán, México
*​Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
Founded in 2003, OSEA provides US students training in ethnography and
community based service learning.  Participants learn to design & conduct
research on issues that are significant for you. Focus on academic research
or practicum experience that gives you the edge for grad program, medical
school or work in public or private sector.
Students design research on issues that they choose, in areas such as… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents November 17, 2017

Hi all!  It’s been another crazy week over here but wanted to share a few things I spotted in the news…

One anthropologist is studying ageist hiring practices.

An article written by a social anthropologist about “cloudbusting”.  Provides a interesting reflection on something we don’t think much about.  Where is all our data stored and is it a secret?

The case for business anthropology in India.  Does this represent the field?

IBM is studying technology for the aging.


Thanks all and have a great weekend!

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AnthroJob of the Week, 17 November 2017

OK, if this job doesn’t appeal to you, you might not be an anthropologist after all…

The Andes Amazon Fund (AAF), created as a multi-donor grant-making initiative to support the conservation of the Andes-Amazon region, is looking for a Program Officer to be based out of Washington, DC.  Requirements include a Master’s degree or higher in anthropology (or related field), at least 4 years of relevant work experience, and fluency in Spanish, with strong speaking, writing, and editing skills in both English and Spanish.

The position will require some travel to South America. Send us a post card when you get there.

Two NAPA workshops to consider during AAA

Anthropologists may not consider themselves business persons, but have you ever wanted to be your own boss? To be an independent consultant or run your own small business? If you have an interest in and questions about these issues, a NAPA workshop at the start of the forthcoming AAA meetings should be of interest.

Cheekily named “Anthropological Entrepreneurship: Contradiction or Reality?,” the workshop will review critical issues to consider when thinking about striking out on your own. As a bonus, a roundtable with a special panel of anthropological entrepreneurs will be featured in the second half of the workshop.

The… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 10 November 2017

So, how about a job with the other AAA, the one dealing with automobiles? The AAA of northern California (office in Oakland) is looking for a Qualitative User Experience Researcher. The position calls for lots of quantitative and lots and lots of detailed computer skills, as well as 6 years of marketing and other relevant experience, but a BA in anthro is OK (MA preferred; it’s noted at the bottom of the posting).  Oh, they would also prefer someone who is bilingual. Somewhere along in the posting, they also mention a preference for qualitative skills.

If you come across… Continue reading

Applied Researchers: Your Opinions Wanted

Are you an applied researcher who has utilized ethnography or adopted an anthropological perspective to gain insights on a research project? Are you an employer, client, or member of a cross-disciplinary team that has hired or worked closely with an anthropologist?

NAPA is looking into exploring and expanding its user-base and we want to hear from you. NAPA is working in collaboration with graduate students at the University of North Texas to conduct interviews of potential users of this website.

If you fit the above description and do not currently have an anthropology degree, we would like to invite you… Continue reading

APLA Special Reception during AAA meeting

The APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is holding a cocktail reception and roundtable discussion at the Busboys & Poets restaurant, found at 2021 14th St NW in Washington, DC. It will be Thursday, November 30, at 7.45 pm. The event is called “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder.”

Our roundtable discussion special guests are Orisanmi Burton, Laura Nader, Ayşe Parla, and Sara Shneiderman. Full details are available at: https://wp.me/p1SS1c-1o4.