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, […]

NAPA’s Mentorship Program

Paths to Professionalization The NAPA Mentor program was created to provide guidance and support along the path from university training to the world of professional anthropology. Prior to the NAPA Mentor Program’s creation, there was no path at the American Anthropological Association for aspiring professional anthropologists to identify assistance and create useful professional relationships. The […]

Hello from the newest NAPA President

Greetings everyone! I am very honored to become the newest president of National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA). When I contemplate the list of the past presidents, I am humbled to be included with such leadership. I think it’s important for us to take a look back before we look forward to the […]

NAPA Highlights from Minneapolis

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) had a wide-ranging program at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 15-20, including panels, roundtables, workshops, and events. For those who missed them, we offer a short wrap up from these exciting events. NAPA-sponsored panels and roundtables covered an array of themes, from health care […]

Going Home

Greetings! Over the past 20 years, I have heard a growing groundswell of interest in the practice of anthropology – a biding belief that our field is relevant to understanding and solving social problems, to fostering deep understanding across cultures and to serving society locally and globally. Whether outside or within the academy, practice is […]