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
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).
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.
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
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
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
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:
Interviews will also be archived on this site. Feel free to give us your feedback!
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
The deadline for entries for the 2013 WAPA Praxis Award is fast approaching: July 1, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after that date.
For over three decades, the biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific, long-term endeavor. Submissions should clearly demonstrate how the applicant used anthropology to effectively address contemporary human problems. This is not a career or lifetime achievement award, but one that recognizes the value of applying anthropology to everyday problems and issues.
The competition for this prestigious award is open… Continue reading
From Wall Street to Wardrobe:
Your complete guide to the spring collection of the JBA
· The latest opinions on the anthropology of finance by Aihwa Ong, Benjamin Lee, Daromir Rudnyckyj, Hirokazu Miyazaki, and Melissa Fisher
· Organizational ethnographers in the age of financialization, by Galit Ailon
· The anthropology of Chinese capitalism in Southeast Asia, by Michiel Verver and Heidi Dahles
· … Continue reading