SUNTA’s New Mentoring Lunches and Breakfasts at the Annual Meeting

With the help of a grant from the AAA, the Society for Urban National and Transnational Anthropology is launching its first annual mentoring program. The program is open to all graduate students or early career anthropologists who wish to discuss one of the four research, work, and career related topics listed below. We plan for […]

2017 SUNTA Program at the Annual Meeting

The Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) has sponsored the following panels and sessions at the 2017 American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington, DC: Wednesday, November 29 12:00 p.m. Anthropological Matters and the New Urban Millenium: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Fieldwork in Africa Future Matters: Childhood and Global Citizenship in Times of Uncertainty […]

Doing Good by Doing Well in Business Anthropology

It is axiomatic that educators hope that students use their skills to improve their communities. “Doing good” in the world outside of academia can often translate into “doing well” in academic work. This is the philosophy of Business Anthropology training at the University of Minnesota. The Business Anthropology course combines academic work and real-world problems […]

Cultural Change in Business School Curricula

Integrating multiple disciplinary approaches continues to be a challenge in higher education. Despite a growing number of disciplinary hybrids and many examples of successful multiple disciplinary teams, significant obstacles remain to creating integrated curricula. For me, this is a familiar challenge: Three years ago I began introducing design and anthropology to a business school curriculum. […]

Pathways to the Future

The business anthropology wave. For-profit business corporations are, along with nation-states, arguably one of the most powerful institutions shaping the modern world. My interest in business anthropology developed as I tried to study them, which began in the year 2000. I had just completed a theoretical book concerned with the movement of culture through the […]

Cultivating Opportunities

Enriching change through business anthropology. The discipline of anthropology is changing through a steady rise in anthropological practice. A network of anthropologists interested in the many facets of anthropological practice—including research, employment, consulting, and education—has formed and welcomes your participation. It is known as the Business Anthropology Community.[pquote]The Business Anthropology Community’s goal is to advance […]

Building on Consensus

Cultural analysis for managing risk and quality on transformative organizational projects. Studying cultural change is at the core of many ethnographers’ everyday work. We apply the concepts, methods, and tools of social science to the research, yet our perspective all too often remains that of a spectator analyzing from the sidelines. For anyone who wants […]

Anthropology for the Planet

Partnering with business for sustainability. Although the US federal government under the Trump administration is working to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency and withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, there is hope. An impressive array of US corporations, institutions, and sub-federal governments are stepping up to affirm their commitment to environmentally sustainable practices and […]

When Black Boy Joy and STEM Don’t Mix

As a kindergartner with Black boy joy, Carter excitedly began public school wanting to become a scientist. Carter considered scientists “some of the smartest people on earth,” because they could create things. His dream was encouraged by his family and friends in public housing because, despite the demonization of his community, they wanted him to […]

Join AFA at the Annual Meeting in Washington!

AFA Meetings, Receptions and Celebrations in Washington AFA Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 29 1:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. – LOCATION TBA AFA Business Meeting – Thursday, November 30 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Thurgood Marshall East Margery Wolf Memorial and Life Celebration – Friday, December 1, 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Coolidge Joint Section Reception ABA-AFA-AFAA-ALLA-AQA-SANA-SAW […]