Three skills that make anthropologists great cross-functional team players
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Three skills that make anthropologists great cross-functional team players

A sought after attribute of researchers from private companies is an aptitude to work cross-functionally, or work with colleagues outside of those from your own domain. Anthropologists are well poised to understand the importance of – and possess the ability to – embed themselves in teams and build relationships across them. In academics, the term […]

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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.


AnthroJobs of the Week

AnthroJobs of the Week, 23 October 2019

The keywords for this week’s AnthroJobs search are ones that are very dear to me and a big reason for my own interest in anthropology in the first place: indigenous rights, communities, and sovereignty.  Pact, an international non-profit based in Washington, D.C. is looking for a Social Inclusion Consultant for “the USAID-funded… program [to] strengthen […]

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August 21, 2019

NAPA is pleased to announce the launch of an informative and important monthly blog, Design by Anthropologists. The blog’s purpose is to chronicle current explorations in and developments around the interface of anthropology, design, user experience (UX) and research, usability research, and related endeavors.

The monthly blog, written by anthropologists working in the field, will help capture current and ongoing developments in this coalescing area of practice, thus providing a beneficial archive for future research and reflection. The blog will appear on the NAPA website on the first Tuesday of every month over the next year. Follow the blog to see what this relatively new and quickly growing field is all about, and what career opportunities lie therein for anthropologists. Readers can also sign up for new post notifications on the NAPA home page, below the “AnthroJob of the Week” listings.


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The keywords for this week’s AnthroJobs search are ones that are very dear to us: indigenous rights, communities, and sovereignty. Work for a USAID-funded project to strengthen the financial sovereignty of Amazonian peoples or a museum committed to institutional decolonization and representation of indigenous perspectives. More info here:

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