PhD Students Talk about Jobs

Recently, I’ve been interviewing anthropology PhD students about their job search and career aspirations. This is part of a research project that the AAA’s Committee on Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA) initiated in connection with the NAPA/AAA Careers Expo at the 2016 Annual Meeting, seeking to learn more about how departments support their […]

Researching Ourselves, Together

Once every month or two, I get an email notifying me that someone has downloaded the survey data from the Comparative Data Project, and whenever this happens, I always wonder what they’re using it for. The data set consists of survey responses from 117 anthropology departments, collected in 2013 and including information about each department’s […]

Anthropologists in and out of the Academy

Where do anthropologists work? We know that anthropology professors have a variety of professional homes, including two-year, four-year and research institutions; public and private universities; in departments from museology to medicine to music. What’s more, we know that many AAA members—and most anthropologists—are not professors, including those who work outside the academy in government, nonprofit […]