John P. Mason, a former president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA), has crossed the many borders that define professional anthropology, including university teaching, an international organization, an NGO, and for-profit private sector in international development. He has traversed these borders, back and forth between academia and applied international work.
Jenny Masur has dedicated over two decades of service to the National Park Service (NPS), a career trajectory she did not anticipate while in the academy. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Masur co-edited a book of oral histories of Jewish women immigrants and completed her dissertation, “Work, Leisure and Obligation in an Andalusian Town.” Following her PhD, she worked on a postdoc examining city migrants in Madrid and later taught anthropology in Argentina through the Fulbright Program.
Karen Greenough is a Junior Researcher working in Burkina Faso at the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL). Her career trajectory stemmed from her earlier work in Niger, where she was posted as a Peace Corps Volunteer and returned afterwards to live and learn about the region.
Ted (Edward C.) Green is perhaps most well known for his open critiques of the Western biomedical policies and practices of the AIDS establishment in its approach to Africa. Taking a more anthropological approach, Green has argued that effective solutions to decreasing HIV infection should be rooted in the cultural practices and indigenous knowledge of the peoples that public health organizations intend to help.