General Resources

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the Best Practices section

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Key anthropology organizations

(for anthropologists working in government, business, and non-profit settings)

Professional statements of ethics in anthropology

Books and materials on practice

    • A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology, Riall W. Nolan (ed.), 2013.
    • Anthropologists Wanted: Why Organizations Need Anthropology, Laurens Bakker, Masja Cohen, and Walter Faaij, 2021.
    • Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life, Gillian Tett, 2021.
    • Cultural Resource Management: A Collaborative Primer for Archeologists, Thomas King (editor), 2021.
    • Consultation and Cultural Heritage: Let Us Reason Together, Claudia Nisseley and Thomas King, 2014.
    • Designing an Anthropology Career: Professional Development Exercises (2nd edition), Sherylyn H. Briller and Amy Goldmacher, 2020.
    • Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research, Patricia L. Sunderland and Rita M. Denny, 2007.
    • Ethnography in Action, Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte, 2016.
    • Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset, Jay Hasbrouck, 2018.
    • Handbook of Anthropology in Business, Rita Denny and Patricia Sunderland (eds.), 2016.
    • Using Anthropology in the World:  A Guide to Becoming an Anthropologist Practitioner, Riall W. Nolan, 2017.
    • Why the World Needs Anthropologists, Dan Podjed, Meta Gorup, Pavel Borecky & Carla Guerrón-Montero (eds.), 2021.
    • Profiles in Anthropological Praxis:  An International Casebook, Terry Redding and Charlie Cheney (eds.), forthcoming.
    • The Cultural Dimension of Global Business, Gary P. Ferraro and Elizabeth K. Briody, 2017 (8th ed.).
    • Women, Consumption and Paradox, Timothy DeWaal Malefyt and Maryann McCabe (eds.), 2020.


AAA Webinars

  • Applying Anthropology Outside the Academy, AAA Society for Medical Anthropology and the Society for Psychological Anthropology, May 21, 2021
  • Grant Writing for Dissertations & Beyond, AAA Society for Medical Anthropology and the Society for Psychological Anthropology, April 29, 2021
  • Anthropologists Building Careers in GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Gideon Singer and Kyle Jones, April 22, 2021
  • Using Archaeological and Anthropological Skill Sets as Accessible Designers, Rachael Penfil and Cheryl Fogle-Hatch, April 15, 2021
  • Careers in the Public Sector, Ariela Zycherman and Steven Thomson, April 8, 2021
  • Contemplating a Career in Tech? Kevin Newton and Astrid Countee, April 1, 2021
  • Doing Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Your Way, Dennis Griffin and Misty Jackson, March 25, 2021
  • Anthropologists Working in Hospital Settings, Nadine Bendycki and Joshua Liggett, March 18, 2021
  • User Experience (UX) Jobs from the Inside Out, Rachel Fleming and Lisanne Norman, March 11, 2011
  • Career Pathways, Palmyra Jackson and Katie Patschke, March 4, 2021
  • Deep Hanging Out…Digitally: Social Media Strategies for the Contemporary Job Market, Ingrid Ramón Parra and Adam Gamwell, September 24, 2020
  • Demystifying the Fear around Job Searches, Beth Holland, Alison Davis, and Jeanine Baker, September 17, 2020
  • The Art of Persuasion: Articulating Anthropology’s Value to a Prospective Employer, Robert Morais, David Fetterman, Shirley Fiske, Alexandra Jones, and Ken Erickson, September 10, 2020
  • Facing the Interview Squad: Strategies that Impress, Jo Aiken, Gigi Taylor, and Cathleen Crain, July 30, 2020
  • This is Not Your Parents’ Resume: New Ways to Tell Your Story, Dawn Lehman, Jo Aiken, Molly Rempe, Adam Gamwell, Ingrid Ramón Parra, July 23, 2020
  • 5 Secrets for Building Networks that Lead to Jobs, Elizabeth K. Briody, Ann Reed, Elizabeth Wirtz, Beth Holland, and Keith Kellersohn, July 16, 2020
  • Get Hired! Showcase Your Unique Value: Using the Elevator Pitch, Sabrina Nichelle Scott, Sherylyn H. Briller, and Amy Goldmacher, July 9, 2020
  • COVID-19: Ongoing Global Responses and Social Impact, Jorge Benavides-Rawson, Isaac Nyamongo, and Suman Chakrabarty, April 16, 2020
  • More than Models: The Media and the Economy at a Time of COVID-19, Gillian Tett, April 9, 2019
  • COVID-19: Responses from Around the Globe, Davide Barbieri, Saša Missoni, and Gideon Lasco, April 2, 2020
  • Providing Expert Testimony: Promises and Pitfalls of Engaging in Immigration Proceedings, Aidin Castillo, Beatriz Reyes Foster, Lauren Heidbrink, and Leila Rodriguez, October 18, 2019
  • Measles Outbreak: Applying Anthropological Understanding to Vaccine Hesitancy, Kristin Hedges, Leslie Rodriguez, Elisa Sobo, Karen-Sue Taussig, and Shelley Lees, May 30, 2019
  • Charting Your Course: Developing a Personal Strategic Plan, Melissa Vogel, October 3, 2018
  • Protecting Immigrant and Undocumented Students, Gregory Chen, March 15, 2017
  • Understanding and Responding to the Zika Crisis from an Anthropological Perspective, Kristin Hedges, Craig Janes, Arachu Castro, and Juliet Bedford, April 29, 2016
  • Practicing Anthropology in User Experience, Design and Business, Amy Santee, January 6, 2016.
  • Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century, Lenore Manderson, September 2, 2015
  • Applied Anthropology in the National Parks, Joe Watkins, Jennifer Talken-Spaulding, and Tom Fish, March 18, 2015
  • Partnering Anthropology and Evaluation: What Do We Gain? Mary Odell Butler, March 4, 2015
  • Sometimes Practice Makes Perfect: Cultural Changes in the Training of Anthropologists, Elizabeth K. Briody, February 18, 2015.
  • Doing “Consumer” Anthropology: Warnings and Advice, Ken C. Erickson, September 17, 2014
  • A Career in Practice: First Steps for Anthropologists, Riall Nolan, January 22, 2014

Other publications selected mainly from journal and encyclopedia articles

Other resources

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