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NAPA Career Profiles: Karen Greenough

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Karen Greenough is a Junior Researcher working in Burkina Faso at the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL).   Her career trajectory stemmed from her earlier work in Niger, where she was posted as a Peace Corps Volunteer and returned afterwards to live and learn about the region.

Greenough returned to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue a PhD in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on development at the University of Kentucky.

I focused on mobile Fulɓe pastoralists in Niger for both my thesis and my dissertation. After looking at several different… Continue reading

NAPA Career Profiles: Tim De Waal Malefyt

Timothy de Waal Malefyt has been a leading strategist in brand development for 15 years, working with companies like BBDO Worldwide and D’Arcy in New York and Benton & Bowles in Detroit.

“As a corporate anthropologist in the field of practice, I’ve worked in consumer marketing and advertising for several large firms. I am curious about how advertising messages can be meaningful to people, how products and brands engage people in ways that express who they are, what’s important to them.”

According to Tim, “Old School” advertising can turn people off as the typical ‘push’ approach can feel annoying to… Continue reading

NAPA Career Profiles: Ted (Edward C.) Green

Ted (Edward C.) Green is perhaps most well known for his open critiques of the Western biomedical policies and practices of the AIDS establishment in its approach to Africa.  Taking a more anthropological approach, Green has argued that effective solutions to decreasing HIV infection should be rooted in the cultural practices and indigenous knowledge of the peoples that public health organizations intend to help (skim to page 28 here for more on this topic).

 

Controversy aside, Green has had a long and successful career in medical anthropology, with a professional skill set that includes project design and… Continue reading

NAPA Profiles: Past President Susan Squires

The most recent interview in the NAPA LinkedIn interview series has been posted. This week’s inteviewee is past president of NAPA Susan Squires. Read all about it at http://lnkd.in/bFDZq-g.

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

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

 

 

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