Updates

Logo Icon

Making Anthropology Practice Friendly

By creating a closer community among students, teaching faculty and instructors, and practitioners.

Updates from our World of Work blog, news about the Anthropology Career Readiness Network, and important events from across the anthropology community.

UPDATES

  • Why is it relatively straightforward and useful to incorporate practice into anthropology courses

Why is it relatively straightforward and useful to incorporate practice into anthropology courses?

July 10th, 2024|

Frequently anthropology faculty point out that they do not know how to include examples from anthropological practice into the courses they are teaching. Fortunately, making this pedagogical change is not difficult and well worth it. As someone who has split his career between the academy and advertising agencies, I offer this case study as an example.  First, you ignite students’ [...]

  • How can Anthropology be Used to Design Data Solutions for Anti-human Trafficking

How can Anthropology be Used to Design Data Solutions for Anti-human Trafficking?

June 23rd, 2024|

In 2019, I did not think twice to begin working with a non-profit group, #NotInMyCity, leading anti-human trafficking movement in Alberta, Canada. I felt my 20+ years’ experience heading organizational culture and change initiatives had prepared me to engage in this complex and wicked problem. Although I had never participated directly in the non-profit sector, a colleague employed with #NotInMyCity [...]

Network Meeting 05-23-24

May 30th, 2024|

In case you couldn’t make the meeting, you can download the slides here and watch the video.   https://youtu.be/uaiKVdjL010

  • How Can I Teach Anthropology to High School Students if I am an Unconventional Applied Anthropologist?

How Can I Teach Anthropology to High School Students if I am an Unconventional Applied Anthropologist?

May 28th, 2024|

The International Baccalaureate program at my daughter’s high school recently added anthropology to its curriculum.  The instructor kindly accepted my offer to be a guest presenter. How do you tell high school students about anthropology when you are not a typical anthropologist?  You talk about normal anthropology stuff.  You use the discussion to identify the broader ways that anthropology intersects [...]

  • From trowels to tech—how can an archaeologist work for a Fortune 100 Company?

From trowels to tech—how can an archaeologist work for a Fortune 100 Company?

May 14th, 2024|

As a child I went on my first international trip to Mexico, where I was enchanted by the Maya/Toltec ruins at Chichén Itzá. Other vacations kindled my desire to see the world. But my stockbroker father never considered archaeology a viable career, so at first, I majored in Political Science/International Relations. Most of my fellow students were pre-law, which held [...]

Join Our Network of students, instructors, and practitioners.

Be Part of Making Anthropology Practice Friendly

Go to Top