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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

AnthroCurrents February 15, 2017

Will you be participating in anthropology day tomorrow?  I look forward to the surge of stories about anthropology and anthropologists in the news.  If you’re a practitioner and you’re publishing something—please send us a note, we’d love to feature you!

Who’s asking whom to be their valentine? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher of match.com reports that men want women to make the first move.

Anthropologists team up with NASA to study urbanization in the Himalayas.  Their mixed methods approach was initially thought too unusual until the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015, which highlighted the significant… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – February 10, 2017

Are you an anthropology graduate with at least 2 years work experience in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and managing projects and programs, preferably in the area of cultural and heritage preservation?

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Manager for Culture and Heritage. If you have experience in organizing and facilitating initiatives or activities that promote public awareness, appreciation and participation and excellent communication, leadership and people management skills, click here to apply for the position. The job is based in The Philippines.

If you are not in the Philippines, not planning to… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – February 3, 2017

Do you need some good news?

ICR – The Institute for Community Research is hiring!

The Institute for Community Research (ICR) has an opening to begin in March 2017 for a full-time Research Data Manager/Analyst. The Research Data Manager/Analyst will work with multidisciplinary research teams on multiple NIH funded research studies to create, manage, and prepare datasets for analysis and assist with conducting preliminary and descriptive analyses.

Qualifications:
• MA/MS/MPH in epidemiology, public health, bio-statistics, sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology, education, or other quantitative social or behavioral science.
• Minimum of 3 years of solid experience in managing or analyzing data… Continue reading