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Over a decade ago, in my native Romania, I worked as a language tutor for Peace Corps volunteers. The opportunity of doing service abroad as they did dazzled me. I could not imagine what it takes to manage such a wide network of volunteers working all over the globe.
I could see anthropologists easily fit in the profile of a Peace Corps volunteer. However, if going to the field for two years is not in something you would like to do, there are plenty of opportunities to support Peace Corps by working domestically. Speaking of which, Peace Corps is… Continue reading
Q: So… what can you do with your anthropology degree?
A: Anything you want.
I was sipping my espresso and reading my book in a coffee shop on the shore of Lake Atitlán when someone tried to strike a conversation. He asked to see the book I was reading. It just so happens that it was an ethnographic methods book so he asked me what my profession is.
“I am an anthropologist.”
“So you study bugs too?”
“No, I am an anthropologist, not an entomologist.”
He then proceeded to tell me he was studying insects and had… Continue reading
NAPA is happy to announce the re-launch of AnthroCurrents, a bi-weekly look at anthropology in the news.
Anthropology of Climate Change
- In the online magazine, popmatters, a review of the 2015 documentary film “The Anthropologist” (screened at the Independent Film Festival Festival, Boston 2016), the reviewer describes this “spry and crisp” film as a multi-layered depiction of (a) the personal side of climate change through visits to indigenous peoples most affected by sea level rise, (b) a not-so-data-heavy explanation of the hows and whys of climate change, and (c) a mother and daughter travelogue. See also IMDB.com and… Continue reading
Should be local to the SF Bay Area…there is no move package. Must be comfortable in working with a start-up and doing multip;e releases in a year.. You will be the only UX person there for now. Will need to build a team and a lab over the next few years.
Our client’s Innovation Management Solutions help companies to determine the best products and services to deliver and the best features and functions to include in them. Their SaaS-based solutions cover the product lifecycle from collecting and assessing Voice-of-Customer/Voice-of-Market data through collaborative applications… Continue reading