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NAPA Workshops at AAA: Register Soon to Get Your Preference

NAPA has a great slate of workshops again for the AAA annual meeting. But be sure to register soon to get into the session of your choice.  And remember:  Students Pay Half Price for Workshop Admission. Registration is through the AAA website:

http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm

Scheduled workshops are as follows:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

 08:00 AM-10:00 AM. NAPA Workshop On the Design Process: Design Thinking, Tools, and Methods – Christine Miller

10:15 AM-12:15 PM. NAPA Workshop On What’s Your PITCH? Who’s In Your Network? – Sabrina Nichelle Scott and Elizabeth Briody

12:30 PM-02:30 PM.  NAPA-NASA Workshop: Applying to… Continue reading

Governing Council Today – Chad Morris: On Convergence: A Call for Participation

Note: This post was originally published in the NAPA section of Anthropology News, which is run by the American Anthropological Association.

 

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.

Claude Lévi-Strauss , Le Cru et le Cuit: Mythologiques, 1964

We are, in a manner that might be most clear to the late Claude Lévi-Strauss and to his disciples, a discipline filled with seeming binary oppositions. We speak often of practicing anthropologists as categorically different from anthropologists in academia. Students of anthropology are often seen as… Continue reading

Governing Council Today: Nancy Gillis: The Fine Line Between Building Rapport and Maintaining Neutrality

As I write this blog post, I am not sure if there is an answer to this conundrum.

I am currently conducting fieldwork for the North Texas Food Bank. They have developed The Hunger Center, a think tank for understanding food insecurity and poverty while developing innovative strategies to combat the root causes of the issues.

My part in this research is to gather the emic perspective of low-income north Texans in relation to their experiences struggling with food insecurity and managing chronic health conditions or a disability. I do this by visiting north Texans in their homes and discussing… Continue reading

NAPA Careers Expo Profile: Melissa Cefkin, President of EPIC

Click on the link below to see the latest NAPA Careers Expo profile!  This post features Melissa Cefkin, President of EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference).

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Career-Expo-ProfileInterview-MELISSA-CEFKIN-1123547.S.265607707?qid=5fc84b54-a82d-4494-9658-61078f35e58d&trk=group_most_popular_guest-0-b-ttl&goback=.gmp_1123547

NAPA Careers Expo Profile: Laurie Krieger

Click on the link below to see the latest NAPA Careers Expo profile!  This post features Laurie Krieger, Senior Advisor, Health and Social Science at The Manoff Group.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NAPA-Careers-Expo-Profile-Laurie-1123547.S.268949635?trk=groups%2Finclude%2Fitem_snippet-0-b-ttl

 

 

Governing Council Today: Communications Committee and You

What do NAPA members want? What do NAPA members need? These are questions that NAPA leaders would like to address. However, with a diverse set of member practitioners employed in a broad spectrum of workplaces, with a range of wants and needs, divining the proper answers is challenging.

As noted two weeks ago by NAPA President Leni Bohren, one way NAPA hopes to address these questions is by being more proactively open and public about what NAPA is actually doing. That is one reason why we have launched this bi-weekly blog series featuring members of the Governing Council (aka the… Continue reading

NAPA launches Governing Council Today blog series

Dear Readers:

 

This is Leni Bohren, the President of NAPA. I am excited to announce that, two weeks from now, members of the NAPA Governing Council will begin blogging regularly on this site. The goal is to keep NAPA members better informed and current about what is happening behind the scenes of NAPA, and to solicit your feedback. The Governing Council consists of both elected officials and committee chairs. Blog posts will include committee activities, news, updates, and really anything that is on the mind of the presenters. We will try to keep these on a bi-weekly schedule, appearing… Continue reading

NAPA CAREER EXPO PROFILES: Anthropologist Elizabeth Schill on her experience at Deloitte

Here’s a new interview from the NAPA interview series on our LinkedIn site.  In this post, Kristin Keller interviews Elizabeth Schill, an anthropologist at the consulting firm Deloitte.

You can connect with us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/National-Association-Practice-Anthropology-1123547?home=&gid=1123547&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=%2Egmr_1123547

 

As a Senior Consultant in the Federal Human Capital Practice at Deloitte, Elizabeth Schill works with the U.S. government to assess the supply and demand of people and skills, and determine what resources employers and employees need to be successful in the workforce.

“If I look at the world around me, what will it look like in 5 years? What… Continue reading

LinkedIn Series Interview for July 16

The bi-weekly NAPA interview series on our LinkedIn page this week features a brief interview with Patricia Sunderland of Practica Group LLC. Patricia highlights some points about anthropology and consumer research, and tips out how to get there.

To see the interview go to the LinkedIn page and look for the “NAPA Career Expo Profiles” headline, or follow the link below:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NAPA-CAREER-EXPO-PROFILES-Anthropologist-1123547.S.258474806?qid=32a61791-3501-4fb8-ac34-e1ea319aae7e&goback=%2Egmp_1123547

Interviews will also be archived on this site. Feel free to give us your feedback!

NAPA Launches Interview Series on LinkedIn

NAPA has launched an informative new interview series on the NAPA Linked In site. This bi-weekly series will feature brief interviews with prominent anthropological practitioners. The goal is to highlight what NAPA and its members are doing, and to showcase the diverse lines of work in which practitioners are engaged.

The first interview in the series, appearing July 2, 2013, can be found at: http://lnkd.in/_S3vzf.

Interviews are conducted by two NAPA Communications Committee volunteers, Kristin Keller and Nicole Conand (brief bios on both appear below). Interviews will also be archived on the NAPA website, http://practicinganthropology.org/about/archive/.

The first set of interviews… Continue reading