What’s in a Name?

Naming and Representation of Professional and Practicing Anthropologists “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)  Juliet hoped to soothe the savage breasts on both sides of a family war with this hopeful logic and we know how this […]

Helping Faculty Prepare Students for the Job Market

Report on Data Collected at AAA 2015 Background A key priority of the AAA is advocacy for anthropology graduates’ professional success. In order to better serve new anthropologists, the Association must have more concrete data on BA, MA/MS, and PhD graduates’ career paths and must learn how it can support faculty in the preparation of […]

Part 2: An Interview with Stanley E. Hyland, Former Recipient of Kimball Award

View part one of this interview here. In this second part of the article, Professor Hyland expands on collaborative community research, how it informs the relationship between theory and praxis, and how anthropology can better engage in public policy and social change. Stanley Hyland: We put together a three-part approach—building solid knowledge bases on the […]

Responding to Student Concerns with Responses from the Field

Multiple conditions affect student integration into the job market post-graduation: an academy challenged to train new anthropologists for work beyond the academic sector; an academic job market with limited capacity to absorb doctoral graduates; a rapid increase in new MA programs producing students with generalizable skills but insufficient linkage to local or national jobs; the […]

Part 1: An Interview with Stanley E. Hyland, Former Kimball Award Recipient

To highlight the call for nominations for the 2016 Solon T. Kimball Award—which honors anthropologists who have made significant contributions to anthropology as an applied and policy science—we feature segments from an interview with Stanley E. Hyland, the 2012 Award recipient, conducted November 20, 2015. Professor Hyland is author of Community Building in the 21st […]