Practicing Anthropologists Make Anthropology Matter

The 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, was the usual whirlwind of presentations, meetings with colleagues and friends, and far too many coffees, but something was a bit different this year. More than ever, participants were talking about the meeting theme, “Anthropology Matters,” including discussions about how our discipline can be relevant in our current […]

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 […]