Midwives, Comadronas, and Doctors in Guatemala

The NAPA-OT Field School Guatemala is a highly stratified country scarred by the civil war carried out against the Mayan population from the 1960s through the 1990s and violence is still tangible in Guatemala. Although about half of all births take place in hospitals (most in urban areas), Guatemala has a high rate of Caesarian […]

Supporting Practicing Careers

[pquote] If you are a student of applied anthropology, a faculty member teaching applied anthropology, or an early, mid, or late career professional anthropologist, NAPA is the place for you. [/pquote] The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) promotes the work of practicing, professional, and applied anthropologists and the practice of anthropology as a […]

Violent Gazes

At approximately 8:15p.m. on February 5, 2017 Jamielia DeRevenaux’s male partner murdered her after a dispute in the parking lot of a local Cineplex in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain. As she lay dead with her throat slit, passers-by recorded the scene with quick clicks of their smartphone cameras and shared […]

Teaching “Stratified Reproduction” in Practice

Shellee Colen coined the term “stratified reproduction” to describe the process whereby childbearing and childcare tasks are distributed, valued, and experienced unequally. Poor women (especially poor women of color) who become mothers are undervalued or reviled, even as they are relied upon to provide the labor of caring for the children of the rich. They […]

NAPA and Practitioner Relevance in the Blogosphere

Where can anthropologists find work these days? What is the public perception of anthropology? And what does the future hold? If you are following NAPA’s three blogs, you should be well informed on all these questions.   AnthroJobs Let’s start with a question asked each year by hundreds or maybe thousands of newly minted anthropologists: “Great, […]