10 Must-Read Books on Anthropology in Business and Design
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10 Must-Read Books on Anthropology in Business and Design

In 2011, when I first began my career as a researcher in the context of business and design, I knew almost nothing about the field I had decided to work in. I lacked a basic understanding of how products are designed, how businesses work, and how to work with people in this world. What I […]

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Master’s degree in Anthro? Take the survey and tell us how you are doing

Ten years ago, the AAA sponsored a survey of anthropology Master’s degree holders. The insights gained were invaluable in understanding what graduates were doing for their lives and careers. The

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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, 14 May 2019

Lots of jobs are being posted out there, so let’s do a quick roundup of jobs in the western part of the US, instead of focusing on a particular position… If you are looking in the Southwest, PaleoWest Archaeology (Phoenix) is looking for a Cultural Resources Project Manager, with experience in project management and archaeology […]

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July 11, 2019

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate invited anthropologists to study a novel experiment in rapid teaming and innovation. Here’s how they shed some (moon)light on the organization’s engineering culture.
In 2016, LTG Associates, Inc. brought together a team of anthropologists to respond to a NASA contract opportunity to conduct an ethnography of a rapid, ambiguous, countercultural team assignment. It was believed to be the first time this part of NASA Directorate had worked with anthropologists and ethnography. We and the NASA team landed on a new moon, navigated alien landscapes and cosmic storms, and lived to tell the tale.


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