If Not Us, Then Who?

A Case for Paying It Forward in Anthropology A few months before starting a new job as president of a residential research institute that primarily supports anthropology and Native American Studies, I ran into an old friend, an accomplished scholar whose career had been advanced by a fellowship at the very institution I was about […]

Why You Should Consider Applying for the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Are you about to complete your PhD and want to do something other than become an adjunct? Or are you perhaps safely tenured but want to make a contribution in government rather than in academia? (“Ask not what your country can do for you…”) Or maybe you’re just curious and would like to find out […]

A Retrospective on the First Anthropology Careers Video and Connections to the Present and Future

Anthropologists, anthropology students, and AAA staff celebrated the inaugural National Anthropology Day in a variety of ways. Thanks to AAA staff member Andrew Russell, three geographically-dispersed anthropologists were able to get together virtually and reflect on the past. The topic was Anthropologists at Work: Careers Making a Difference, a 1993 four-time award-winning video created by […]

SIMA Faculty Fellow

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Faculty Fellows The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first two Faculty Fellows, who will join SIMA for the 2015 program. Robert W Preucel, director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and professor of anthropology at Brown University; and Jennifer Shannon, curator […]

Practicing Anthropology in Design and Business

When was the last time you were satisfied or even delighted with a product, service or system? All too often we feel frustrated or disappointed with our material, social and digital interactions, in part because they have been designed using a top-down approach focused on business needs and goals. Engineers, designers, product managers, and marketers […]