Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Ethnographic Consultant Pedro Oliveira

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring anthropologists (and professionals with anthropology training) who work outside of the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to other practitioners and (prospective) students of anthropology, and to illustrate the wide variety of jobs, skills and competencies … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Ethnographic Consultant Pedro Oliveira

Business & Design Anthropology sessions at the March 2014 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Coming of Age in the Corporate Context: Exploring the Non-Linear Transition from Student to Practitioner and Back Again Wednesday, March 19th, 5:30 – 7:20 pm Chair: Ramer, S. Angela (UNT) Pahl, Shane (UNT) So You’re Interested in Business Anthropology, Now What? Santee, Amy (Empirical Research & Design) What Are You Doing Here?: Making the Academy-to-Business … Continue reading Business & Design Anthropology sessions at the March 2014 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Paul Klipp, Design Anthropologist and Business Consultant

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring anthropologists (and professionals with anthropology training) who work outside of the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to other practitioners and (potential) students of anthropology, and to illustrate the wide variety of jobs, skills and competencies … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Paul Klipp, Design Anthropologist and Business Consultant

7 anthropology blogs and websites (and one listserv) you should know about

If anyone is looking for some good anthropology reading material, here is a list of eight online anthropology-related sources that I really enjoy and why. As a whole, they reflect my interests in ethnography, business, consumer research, design, popular culture, and applied social science methods. There a ton of other wonderful sites out there, but … Continue reading 7 anthropology blogs and websites (and one listserv) you should know about

Starting a job in Corporatelandia? Work it like the anthropologist you are

These days, lots of anthropologists (including recent anthropology grads) are finding work in the private sector, oftentimes as researchers, analysts, or strategists at big corporations. My first job out of grad school was at an insurance and financial services company where I worked as a consumer researcher, business consultant, and project manager. Although I had … Continue reading Starting a job in Corporatelandia? Work it like the anthropologist you are

Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Here is a quick list of all of the business anthropology and consumer research-related sessions taking place at the upcoming Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Denver, CO this March. Not surprisingly, there aren't that many. For a complete list of all sessions, workshops and events, please visit the SfAA's website or see the current … Continue reading Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Working in the private sector: matters of contradiction, self-interest, practicality and personal values

This post began as a response to a question left by an anonymous reader of my blog on a previous post in which I reflected on the origins of my interest in anthropology and my training and career as an anthropologist. I thought it was a really good question, and wanted to be able to … Continue reading Working in the private sector: matters of contradiction, self-interest, practicality and personal values