What is a researcher? A personal manifesto

Thinking in terms of a business and design context, what is a researcher? There is no one path, no one exact job description, no one single approach or professional charter to follow. Among the many variables that can shape this are the individual’s background and training, personal philosophy and worldview, and years of experience. For … Continue reading What is a researcher? A personal manifesto

Establishing Your Digital Presence: A Primer for Students

Last week I had the opportunity talk with a group of anthropology grad students at the University of Memphis about establishing a professional online presence. These are my slides, which tell you more about the general topics I covered than the specifics. It was a fun topic to think through and talk about with others. … Continue reading Establishing Your Digital Presence: A Primer for Students

How I survived 4 job searches in 4 years

Since finishing grad school in 2011, I’ve been unemployed (or underemployed) and looking for a job on four separate occasions, including after graduating, moving, quitting, and my latest job being a casualty of budget cuts. I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened again in the next couple years, either to me or to others, especially … Continue reading How I survived 4 job searches in 4 years