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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.
Recently stumbled across this one and will have to… Continue reading
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
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
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.
A pharmaceutical magazine’s online outlet posts a video from a market research agency… Continue reading
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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
I went to another career fair here in Raleigh, NC. It was a career fair tailored for mostly STEM majors, engineers, biologists, mathematicians, but I went anyway. I talked to over a dozen HR professionals and, as usual, I had to do some convincing that anthropologists don’t just dig bones, but we are also pretty good at understanding the world, including their customers’ wants and wishes. Some recruiters showed genuine interest, others were belittling. I walked home, reflecting on this experience and once I sat at my computer to get ready to write my weekly blog post, I found… Continue reading
Anthropologist Bloggers Wanted
Fellow anthropologist bloggers (and aspiring bloggers), note two opportunities to expand your reach:
Anthropology News is looking for columnists to address “hot topics” in the news. Send a 300-word pitch by October 21st.
The Guardian is expanding the scope of their science blog network to include archaeology and anthropology. Proposals, or nominations of colleagues, from any sub-discipline are welcome.
Haiti is not Deforested
Apparently, as regular as the Atlantic hurricane season, including recent Hurricane Matthew, is the media’s description of a “deforested” Haiti. Anthropologists Gerald F. Murray (U. of Florida, Emeritus), Andrew Tarter (U. of… Continue reading
Just the other week, I was reading about Intel’s social scientist, Dr. Genevieve Bell, anthropologist and decided to look for jobs in the tech industry that require our people and data management skills.
TEKsystems is looking for a Technical Support Analyst to support one of their largest clients in Charleston, South Carolina. You will be responsible for supporting clients with proprietary software product, and training them; you will help to improve training and will develop FAQ documentation for proprietary software product. For more details on how to apply, click here.
If… Continue reading
A roundup of Anthropology in the News for September 2016.
CNN continues to offer its version of “political anthropology” of the US election season, this time on Long Island. Still no anthropologists in sight.
The Army War College cemetery in Carlisle, PA, contains the remains of native Alaskans. And while there is a story there, the recent chapter involves the controversy of repatriation.