New Design for the NAPA Website

What is the purpose of an association website? For NAPA, the main objective of the association’s website is to serve members and potential members. In addition, along with NAPA’s social media outlets, it serves as the primary public face of NAPA.

Welcome from Our New NAPA President

It goes without saying that the job market for academic anthropologists is bleak given the number of PhDs looking for jobs at universities and colleges. On top of this, a recent article in American Anthropologist highlighted the fact US academic anthropology mostly hires anthropologists from 15 PhD-granting programs, while there are many more high quality training programs that offer a doctorate in anthropology.

The Laurel Cemetery Project of Baltimore

As the lone anthropologist at a small teaching university in West Baltimore, I have often sought collaborative opportunities with disciplinary colleagues at nearby institutions.

“Hello, Mister Doug!”

The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love.” When I first encountered this Peace Corps motto as a child in the 1970s, I could not have known that I would join Peace Corps in Armenia, or that the country’s people would make such an impression that I would return there twenty-five years later. Going back to Armenia recently has led me to reflect on my experiences, on the value of Peace Corps, and on anthropological goals.