A Mother’s Other Job

Editor’s Note: This is the second piece in a series called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. The people who benefit from the services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Greene County, MO provides are typically single mothers who receive little to no child support. These […]

Welcome Home

Assessing Local Refugee Resettlement Editor’s Note: This is the first  piece in a series called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. Our ethnographic study investigated the efficacy of Springfield Welcome Home, a not-for-profit refugee support organization in Springfield, MO that renders services to the local refugee population. […]

Missouri State University Service Learning Series

Editor’s Note: This is an introduction to a series of 8 pieces called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. The course:  a senior-graduate class intended to initiate students into ethnographic field research.  The emphasis is on participant observation and informal interviews (“talking to people”), but throughout the semester […]

Bullying in Anthropology

Bullying has emerged as an issue to be addressed at all levels of society, including the American Anthropological Association. Its 2012 publication of Principles of Professional Responsibility include, for example,  (1) Do No Harm, and (7) Maintain Respectful and Ethical Professional Relationships. In mentoring students, interacting with colleagues, working with clients and collaborators, acting as a […]