Video Installation 2015
A Special, Career-Oriented Video Project
During the AAA 2015 annual meeting in Denver, CO, NAPA conducted an experiment of sorts in the form of a special “installation” in a small room off to the side of the main meeting. Passersby were invited to stop in and spend 10 minutes answering a similar set of questions outlining how they developed their careers in the practice of anthropology. The intent was to gain a random assortment of perspectives on how anthropologists got their jobs after graduation, what the key factors were in finding employment, and how their educations prepared them for the workplace. Their experiences demonstrate different routes in how practicing anthropologists develop their careers.
Select a profile below and click on the “stream” link to run the video or audio. Audios are in MP3 format, while videos are in MP4 format. The video files are large and may take a few moments to buffer. Those with slower internet connections may prefer to stream the audio.
The interviewers, Carol Ellick and Terry Redding, also participated in the videos.
Antonio Chavarria, BA
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Laboratory of Anthropology
State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Interview running time: 8 minutes
Audio file size 7.6 Mb. Stream the Audio
Video file size: 111 Mb. Stream the video
Joe Watkins, PhD
Chief, Tribal Relations and American Cultures, National Park Service
Owner, Archaeological and Cultural Education (ACE) Consultants
Interview running time: 10 minutes
Audi file size 9.6 Mb: Stream the Audio
Video file size 139 Mb: Stream the Video
Video recording provided by Robbie Murie, New Mexico State University
Participant wrangling by Amanda Tack, University of North Texas