Anthropology in the Public Sector

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As I have read this column over the last several months, I’ve been heartened to see many familiar themes. Contributors…More

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I am an anthropologist who works as an investigator for a VA research center, Center of Innovation on Disability and…More

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Working on The Hill

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Shirley J. Fiske


Politics as the Art of the Possible Despite Congress’s abysmally poor reputation in the public eye and its polarization, the…More

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Anthropologist as Translator

As anthropologists we are acquainted with the challenges of translation. Whether through the process of learning a new language, or…More

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Interaction of a white blood cell with MRSA. Image courtesy NIH and wikicommons

Life as a Fed

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Robert A Hahn


An anthropologist’s career at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) For the past 28 years I have…More

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Test tubes, petri dishes and other essential laboratory tools, used for cancer research, found in FDA Laboratory in 1938. Photo courtesy NCI and wikicommons

Look at a map of Washington, DC and surrounding Maryland suburbs, head northeast from the tip of the city, and…More

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Albuquerque SfAA_FEATURE

The Society for Applied Anthropology 74th Annual Meeting was a big meeting for VA anthropologists this year—which is saying a…More

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