Professional Anthropologists Share Experiences at Annual Meeting

NAPA Careers Expo There are few opportunities for professional anthropologists to interact with students, recent graduates, new professionals, and faculty and have conversations about the range and complexity of careers in professional anthropology. Over the 10+ years of the Careers Expo, more than 400 professional anthropologists have participated and shared their career experiences and vision […]

Changes Coming to Annals of Anthropological Practice

The Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), the flagship publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), is undergoing a major refocusing, shifting from its highly successful single-theme format to an all-volunteered submission structure. Given the substantial and ongoing increase in the number of anthropological practitioners, NAPA felt that there is a clear […]

The Future of Anthropological Local Practitioner Organizations

More anthropologists today opt out of academia, as academic jobs become scarce and criticisms of the ivory tower deepen. Some of these applied anthropologists may feel isolated or struggle to achieve success in their workplace. In such cases, Local Practitioner Organizations (LPOs) can bring together professionals to foster community and provide guidance. LPOs typically provide […]

Thinking about Refugee Integration in Berlin

Anthropology has had a long and productive conversation around ethics, and the nature of our involvement in the communities we study. In 2014, Briody and Meerwarth Prester issued something of a call to action, challenging us to go beyond the familiar do no harm edict, and commit to doing good. This challenge comes only a few […]

SfAAs 2016: A Call to Action and Activism

I have never felt that I could or should identify as an activist. Activists, in my (clichéd and romanticized) view are people who take visible and passionate sides of an issue, they participate in protests, they champion the oppressed, and reveal and critique the many types of injustices that exist in our globalized world. As […]