Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Jesse Smith, Curriculum Development and Evaluation Specialist and Coordinator at BRIDGES, USA in Memphis, TN

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…

Participatory research method: neighborhood timeline activity

Click the photo for a larger and clearer image This is a photo of a really nifty participatory method for collecting data or information in a community-based setting, for example the history of a neighborhood. I saw this particular time line in use at a recent community stakeholder meeting in a local Memphis neighborhood, where…

Participatory Approaches to Poverty Research – Including the true experts on poverty

I want to share an excellent resource I discovered on participatory approaches to poverty research. “From Input to Influence: Participatory Approaches to Research and Inquiry Into Poverty” (2004) was written by Fran Bennet and Moraene Roberts of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. This report introduces the concept of this particular approach and discusses the benefits, strengths…