New Business Anthropology website

A new website, arriving in part as an element of the Business Anthropology Matters! initiative planned for the 2017 annual AAA meeting, is now online. Go to to learn about the initiative and to connect to the initiative’s social media. And look for additional messaging via NAPA’s social media!


AnthroCurrents August 23, 2017

For those of you who haven’t read enough about the solar eclipse, anthropologist Christine Boston talks about how cultures interpreted a solar eclipse & NPR discusses the role of solar eclipses in religion. An anthropologist’s take on happiness research. Anthropologist Karen Stephenson is studying social networks, soft power & trust in the Heartland that are…

2017 Annual Meeting Activities

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Workshops: NAPA will present nine workshops between Wednesday
afternoon and Saturday afternoon. Sign up soon; many workshops are
filling up quickly. See the Workshops page for more details.

NAPA Student Award Deadline extended to Aug. 15

The deadline for the 2017 NAPA Student Achievement Award has been extended until August 15, 2017. Up to three cash prizes may be awarded: $500, 1st Place $300, 1st Runner Up $200, 2nd Runner Up Applications will be accepted from current students or within 2 years after graduation. Students must have been enrolled in a graduate…


AnthroCurrents August 3, 2017

A case for applied anthropology PhDs.  The struggle is real.  Are you one of these PhDs? Do you have a master’s a decided not to get a doctorate?  We’d love to hear your stories. Big data is thin.  Make it thick with ethnography. A fun, ethnographic read about how cooking on open flames can teach you…