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.
Annals of Anthropological Practice
- A Microenterprise Initiative Among Newly Resettled Refugees in a City of the U.S. South: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned
| MUSSA IDRIS
- Rethinking the Digital Divide: Smartphones as Translanguaging Tools Among Middle Eastern Refugees in New Jersey |
KATHERINE T. MCCAFFREY, MAISA C. TAHA
- Mapping Assessment in Anthropology: Using Team‐Based Qualitative Methodology to Create Learning Objectives and Evaluate Outcomes |
- Reflections on an ethnographic project with elementary educators on the Wind River Reservation: A cautionary tale | STEVEN BIALOSTOK
- Responding to contemporary challenges and opportunities for anthropological engagement: Revised NAPA Guidelines for Ethical Practice | CHAD T. MORRIS, NIEL TASHIMA
- Engagement as scholarship: Food justice in practice | CHRISTY MELLO
- Making anthropology relevant: Collaborative assessment in support of graduate and undergraduate success beyond the university | AUDREY RICKE
- How development happens: Safe and sustainable energy, community development projects, and implementation challenges in Timor‐Leste | SARA NINER, JOTHAM LAY, NARELLE WARREN, MICHAEL O’CONNELL, DANIEL EDGINGTON‐MITCHELL
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