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  • New online course at Arizona State University on cultural domain analysis (CDA)

New online course at Arizona State University on cultural domain analysis (CDA)

April 19th, 2022|

New online course at Arizona State University on cultural domain analysis (CDA). Start whenever you want and take whatever time you need to finish. Cost: $200.  Through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises with software learn: (1) how to define a cultural domain; (2) methods, like free lists and pile sorts, for collecting data about how groups of people think [...]

  • Why should anthropologists be active on LinkedIn

Why should anthropologists be active on LinkedIn?

April 2nd, 2022|

I’ve been on LinkedIn for almost 10 years now.  While I keep my profile updated, I frequently post news articles about the role of anthropology in business and the benefits anthropology can bring to the workplace. These posts not only keep my profile active, but also help promote the discipline of anthropology to a large user community. I try [...]

  • A Love Letter to Anthropology

A love letter to anthropology

March 23rd, 2022|

Anthropology is my true love; some would even say I’m evangelical about it. But Anthropology has fallen out of favour in academia and in the public eye. It’s been cut from academic institutions across the USA and the UK. Funding for projects and study has declined. People have no idea what Anthropology is. In part, I believe this is [...]

  • How can I increase my anthropological impact?

How can I increase my anthropological impact?

March 17th, 2022|

As an applied anthropologist, I am concerned with solving practical problems. This started with my University of North Texas direct-to-consumer genetics thesis research and has continued into my professional life. Many tech projects I work on, while important, are relatively minor when it comes to their impact on society. My thesis project, however, was not one of them. After [...]

  • Building Careers in Anthropology Conference

Building Careers in Anthropology Conference

March 16th, 2022|

The Building Careers in Anthropology was a resounding success. This comment by one instructor seems to convey the spirit and resolve of the Commission: "The conference was spot on! I came away with a renewed sense of hope for the future of the discipline." Please take some time to review: the Commission's past year and current state (Briody plenary, [...]

  • How can students learn to talk about the relevance of Anthropology?

How can students learn to talk about the relevance of Anthropology?

February 21st, 2022|

A frequently-asked question to Anthropology students about their choice of major is “What are you gonna do with that?” Inspired by the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting in San Jose, the Rollins College Anthropology department faculty decided to make some structural changes to infuse professionalism into all parts of our academic programs. Some of these changes included: Swapping the Anthropology [...]

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