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

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

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

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 … Continue reading 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: An Interview with Freelance Architect Allison Hennie

As part of a new series at Anthropologizing, I'll be posting some interviews with practicing anthropologists about their professions, backgrounds, and how they've been able to apply their anthropology training in the workplace. This week's Anthropologist in Practice is Freelance Architect Allison Hennie of Memphis, TN. Tell me about your job and workplace. What's your … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Freelance Architect Allison Hennie

Stories of Wage Theft: Jamal J.

The following is a true story of wage theft. In the summer of 2011, I conducted interviews with individuals who had experienced wage theft (and other labor violations) in Memphis, TN. This was for a project with Workers Interfaith Network, which sought to share these stories and educate the public about wage theft in the community. Pseudonyms … Continue reading Stories of Wage Theft: Jamal J.

Stories of Wage Theft: Patricio G.

The following is a true story of wage theft. In the summer of 2011, I conducted interviews with individuals who had experienced wage theft (and other labor violations) in Memphis, TN. This was for a project with Workers Interfaith Network, which sought to share these stories and educate the public about wage theft in the community. Pseudonyms … Continue reading Stories of Wage Theft: Patricio G.

Entrepreneurship and informal economies

I'm very fascinated by the ways in which people supplement or create incomes through informal and underground economies. These are strategic methods used to create household or individual income and are untaxed and sometimes illegal. My curiosity centers around the questions of what causes people to go into these forms of business and how they … Continue reading Entrepreneurship and informal economies

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