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Photo by Tim Stief on Unsplash On the first Tuesday of the month from June 2019 through March 2020, anthropologists working in user experience (or UX, a broad term covering many aspects of design, product usability and improvement, consumer research, and related areas) have posted detailed information and reflections in this space on this growing […]

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What Can You Do With A Degree In Anthropology?

Get inspired by learning what others have done at the NAPA/AAA Careers Exposition at Raising Our Voices 2020!Explore your career options on either Fri Nov 6, 12-2 pm EST or

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AnthroJobs of the Week, 15 January 2020

There are so many great and challenging opportunities for anthropologists out there that it was hard to choose which one’s to include in this week’s AnthroJobs! We have a grant-funded tech start-up researching the modern workplace, a research firm looking to up their game by interviewing industry experts, and if you speak Arabic and have […]

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September 16, 2020

“Silos,” an agricultural analogy referencing self-contained grain storage units, is frequently applied to groups, organizations, disciplinary knowledge, and institutional types to reflect differences in association or affiliation with accompanying differences (perceived or actual) in perspectives and behavior. Within anthropology, for example:

  • one group of anthropologists works in practice while their colleagues work in the academy;
  • another group enjoys tenure while lecturers and adjuncts are on yearly or semester contracts;
  • a group of graduate students from an ivy league university considers itself to be distinct from their peers at a state university;
  • another group of graduate students is being trained in the “scientific method” while others are trained in more humanistic paradigms.

Siloing is problematic…


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National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

Scientists for well over half a century have disproven any link between race and genetics. Scholars have been writing and researching, for decades, about how race is a social construction rather than a biological absolute.

But in public discussion in the U.S., race is treated as an entity that can be measured and labeled. That is why people are questioning the validity of Harris’ African American identity. They believe that her racial affiliation can somehow be quantified and weighed on a scale of authenticity.

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