Anthropologists in Practice Series

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing interview series featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside universities. 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 the general public. It seeks to illustrate the wide variety of jobs, skills and competencies held by anthropologists, and create clarity around where and how we work. While all of the interviews follow a similar framework, each one is unique in its reflections on anthropology training and education, workplace applications, and advice for current and future practitioners.

Kevin Newton, User Research Lead at Tennessee Data Commons

Will Tyner, Fellow at Code for America

Janne Flisrand, Network Weaver and Owner of Flisrand Consulting

Erika Washburn, Manager of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, Communications and Outreach Manager at Project for Public Spaces

Liz Riedman, User Experience Research Assistant at ITHAKA/JSTOR

Armonía Alvarado, Independent Design Anthropologist

Bruno Moynié, Ethnographic Filmmaker & Consultant

Pedro Oliveira, Independent Ethnographic Consultant

Gavin Johnston, Business Anthropologist and Group Planning Director at Bernstein-Rein

Paul Klipp, Design Anthropologist and Business Consultant

Kevin Preister, Senior Associate at James Kent Associates and Executive Director at the Center for Social Ecology and Public Policy

Gordon Bronitsky, Indigenous Performing Arts Promoter

Christin Reeder, Family Support and Community Impact Specialist at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Donna Lanclos, Library Ethnographer at UNC Charlotte

Beth Schill, Research Program Manager at the Partnership for Public Service

Amy Schaftlein, Grants and Communications Manager at United Housing, Inc.

Misty Luminais, Research Associate and Project Coordinator of the Voicing and Action Project at the Social Justice Institute of Case Western Reserve University

Jesse Smith, Curriculum Development and Evaluation Specialist and Coordinator at BRIDGES, USA in Memphis, TN

Mia Madison, Planning Mapping Analyst for the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development

Susanne Salehi, Healthcare Data Analyst

Allison Hennie, Freelance Architect

Harmony Farner, Staff Associate at Econometrica, Inc.

Stacey Burgin, Research Associate in the School of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill



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