The (so-called) Quantitative-Qualitative Divide

With the advent and proliferation of digital technologies into nearly every facet of life today there is almost no research topic in the modern world that doesn’t include a virtual or technological component. While these practices raise issues of privacy and power, the notion that vast amounts of data can be automatically and immediately collected with little cost or training is an alluring proposition for many businesses.

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NAPA-OT Field School Guatemala Summer 2019 session

Enrollment for the 2019 session is now open! The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational

Welcome To NAPA

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.


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Research Specialist at Women’s World Banking

Are you passionate for women-centered methodologies and women’s economic empowerment? Is it your dream to live and work in New York? If so, you may want to work for the

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Grave stones from the New Laurel Cemetery site in Carroll County, Maryland. Unfortunately, this site has not been maintained.

As the lone anthropologist at a small teaching university in West Baltimore, I have often sought collaborative opportunities with disciplinary colleagues at nearby institutions. Motivated by similar circumstances, University of Baltimore archaeologist Ronald Castanzo invited me to engage in a project on East Baltimore’s former Laurel Cemetery—a once popular burial site for Baltimore’s late nineteenth and early twentieth-century African American population, now the site of a well-known shopping center. Together, we designed the Laurel Cemetery Project as a public anthropology initiative with two components: (1) archaeological survey; and (2) ethnographic and historical research to explore the material, social, and symbolic contexts within which the cemetery operated.

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Anthros! Join OCAD in advancing the praxis of Respectful Design, which has as its underlying principles decolonization, diversity, inclusion, and equity! OCAD University's Faculty of Design is seeking to fill two tenure-track and two administrative positions.

We will begin to review application by Feb. 22nd, so for full consideration of the committee please submit materials by that date. If you have any questions about the positions, feel free to contact me via email at If you have questions about the process, please contact OCAD University HR,

The two tenure-track positions are in Illustration and Interaction Design.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous tenure-track faculty, this position is open only to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.