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  • How Can Anthropology Undergraduates Find and Maximize their Research Opportunities?

How Can Anthropology Undergraduates Find and Maximize their Research Opportunities?

April 12th, 2024|

Getting started in the field of anthropology is no easy feat. I questioned what future awaited me as an anthropology student. Usually, undergrads first encounter anthropology through their professors, many trained in the “lone ethnographer” approach to fieldwork. So, what is an anthropology undergraduate to do? At the early stages of anthropology careers, we need professors to invest in us. [...]

  • How Can I Assess Job Fit?

How Can I Assess Job Fit?

March 19th, 2024|

In a 2020 AAA career webinar titled Breaking Into Tech, I shared my experience transitioning from academia into tech roles, along with several key considerations for determining the best fit with an employer or job. While the talk was tech-focused and took place during the pandemic hiring frenzy, many of the lessons remain broadly applicable. Likewise, I resurrected some of [...]

Can I be hired with the title “anthropologist” or will I end up with a different job title?

March 2nd, 2024|

For over 40 years, I have been a full-time anthropology practitioner. Although my anthropological training and fieldwork have prepared me for various jobs, no employer has hired me as an anthropologist. I have always been the only anthropologist on the team, department, or even the entire organization, typically unknown to my co-workers. I have designed and managed projects and programs, [...]

  • How do anthropologists continue to work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in today's fraught political environment_

How do Anthropologists Continue to Work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Today’s Fraught Political Environment?

February 12th, 2024|

There is a targeted uptick in public and legal attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the United States today. So, how do anthropologists continue to work in the DEI space? These attacks are pervasive, built into a broad conservative political-legal strategy; a backlash against efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. This backlash is, unfortunately, not historically unique. [...]

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