Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Christin Reeder, Family Support and Community Impact Specialist at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

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…

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Amy Schaftlein, Grants and Communications Manager at United Housing, Inc.

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…

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Mia Madison, Planning Mapping Analyst for the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring anthropologists (and professionals with anthropology training) and their varied work experiences. 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 held…

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…

Food access, farmers markets and food stamps: new program begins in three Memphis communities

Access to fresh, healthy, tasty local foods has recently increased for people living in three Memphis communities. The South Memphis Farmers Market, Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, and Urban Farms Farmers Market (in Binghampton) now have the capability of accepting SNAP/EBT (also known as food stamps).   Market-goers simply swipe their benefit cards and debit the…