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  • How Do Researchers Take Care of Their Mental Health When They Feel Like They are Drowning?

How Do Researchers Take Care of Their Mental Health When They Feel Like They are Drowning?

December 4th, 2022|

One of anthropology’s greatest strengths is committing to holistic research that emphasizes personal experiences. Due to this approach, anthropology provides researchers with the unique position to contribute evaluations to the field of science that can span and encompass macro and micro-level data. While this approach undoubtedly contributes to rich, meaningful analyses, anthropology as a discipline overlooks how field study [...]

  • How can coaching inspire a positive direction in developing my career choices?

How can coaching inspire a positive direction in developing my career choices?

November 16th, 2022|

When I began coaching sessions with Nethra Samarawickrema last summer, I was flailing. Having earned a PhD in literature from Stanford in 2018, I’d supported myself through adjunct teaching positions at multiple universities while also working on my writing projects. As teaching jobs grew increasingly hard to get, as they have in anthropology, I realized that I needed to [...]

  • Career-related Sessions at AAA

Career-related Sessions at AAA

November 8th, 2022|

Lots of great career-related sessions and workshops are planned for the AAA Meetings in Seattle, WA (Nov. 9-13).  Here is a sampling: Executive Session, Live-Streamed: Unsettling Anthropology to Prepare Students: Career Readiness Commission Results, Recommendations, Implementation, , Nov. 9, 8:00 a.m. NAPA Session: The Unsettled History of the Future of Organizational Anthropology: An Engaged Roundtable Discussion, , Nov. 9, [...]

  • How do you find your way to work you truly love?

How do you find your way to work you truly love? (Part 2)

November 2nd, 2022|

A Process If you are looking to shift your career trajectory, I want to offer you a process I use in coaching. Many people begin transitioning by asking: “What else is out there for me to fit into?” This can spawn self-doubt and overwhelm. My process begins with a different question: ‘What is within me that I want to [...]

  • How do you find your way to work you truly love?

How do you find your way to work you truly love? (Part 1)

October 22nd, 2022|

Transitioning out of a career you worked hard to build can be unmooring and heartbreaking. It leaves you feeling lost about how to proceed. Yet, uncertainty can be a doorway to possibility. If you create an internal compass to navigate the change, you could reorient your life towards a future you craft. For anthropologists changing careers, I share my [...]

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