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Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Will Tyner, Fellow at Code for America

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to anyone who is interested in the application of anthropology in the real world, including anthropologists, anthropology students, prospective anthropology students, employers, policymakers and … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Will Tyner, Fellow at Code for America

Anthropology Blogging 101: Anthropologizing

Check out my guest post over at The Geek Anthropologist, where I talk about why I blog and how it’s been helpful for my career and exploration of applied anthropology.

The Geek Anthropologist

By Amy Santee

This post is part of the Anthropology Blogging 101 series.

I started Anthropologizing in 2011 after I finished grad school at The University of Memphis. The purpose of my blog wasn’t really defined at that time, but I knew I wanted a place to talk about all things anthropology and my evolving understanding of how to “do it in the real world.” I also knew that it would be important for me to have a blog to build my professional brand and credibility. As time passed, I began to develop a clearer idea of what I wanted the blog to be about, without limiting myself in terms of content, style or audience. In addition to being a place to reflect and a professional tool, I now also see it as a place to share ideas and start conversations.

My primary interests include user experience, technology…

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Anthropology Works: Practicing Anthropology in Design and Business

UPDATE: The original article I wrote for Anthropology News has been archived behind a paywall, and is unavailable unless you are an AAA member. Apologies for the inconvenience.  Follow this link to an article I wrote for the American Anthropological Association's Anthropology News website. In it, I talk about how I apply my anthropology training … Continue reading Anthropology Works: Practicing Anthropology in Design and Business

So that “no anthropologist is an island”: Understanding and supporting practitioner networks

In an effort to engage anthropologists working outside academia, the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA) has embarked on a new initiative to understand the professional peer networks of practicing anthropologists and make recommendations for how the AAA can better support them. The committee is currently conducting firsthand research … Continue reading So that “no anthropologist is an island”: Understanding and supporting practitioner networks

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Liz Riedman, User Experience Research Assistant at ITHAKA/JSTOR

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to anyone who is interested in the application of anthropology in the real world, including anthropologists, anthropology students, prospective anthropology students, employers, policymakers and … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Liz Riedman, User Experience Research Assistant at ITHAKA/JSTOR

Announcing the Release of a Special Theme Issue on Practicing Anthropology in the Private Sector

I'd like to announce the release of a special issue of the journal of Practicing Anthropology dedicated specifically to the practice and application of anthropology in business settings. The special issue, which can be found online here, was co-guest-edited by me and Dr. Amy Goldmacher. The authors who contributed to the issue are Jo Aiken, … Continue reading Announcing the Release of a Special Theme Issue on Practicing Anthropology in the Private Sector

Insights from a Discussion of the Non-Linear Path to Practicing Business Anthropology

At the recent Society for Applied Anthropology annual meetings in Albuquerque, NM, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel session with three other up-and-coming anthropologists who work in business and design. The session, entitled “Coming of Age in the Corporate Context: Exploring the Non-Linear Transition from Student to Practitioner and Back Again,” was … Continue reading Insights from a Discussion of the Non-Linear Path to Practicing Business Anthropology

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Design Anthropologist Armonía Alvarado

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 Design Anthropologist Armonía Alvarado

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Bruno Moynié, Ethnographic Filmmaker & 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 (prospective) students of anthropology, and to illustrate the wide variety of jobs, skills and competencies … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Bruno Moynié, Ethnographic Filmmaker & Consultant