Related Organizations

Associations and Conferences                                                                                                
SfAA – The other main North American organization is the Society for Applied Anthropology, founded in 1941, which reaches toward a multi-disciplinary and global membership.

The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference – The EPIC Conference promotes the use of ethnographic investigations and principles in the study of human behavior as they are applied in business settings. While EPIC started life as a Conference and continues at locations around the world, the EPIC website also represents a large, virtual community with a range of resources and information.

Local Practitioner Organizations (LPOs)                                                                                
Over the years a number of Local Practitioner Organizations have existed. The following list contains organizations that may be in an inactive state. Some do not have active websites but may have a local contact person or a listserv. Try a search engine to see if current information is available.
High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (HPSfAA)
Southern California Applied Anthropology Network (SCAAN)
Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA)

Blogs and Podcasts                                                                                                                   
Savage Minds – a collective web blog devoted to both bringing anthropology to a wider audience as well as providing an online forum for discussing the latest developments in the field.

Ethnography Matters – a space to talk about the blurring boundaries of our craft, where we can gain insight, advice and inspiration from those who are defining what high quality, accessible and innovative research might look like in a future that is increasingly mediated by technology.  

AnthroTalks Podcast – 

SfAA Podcasts – In conjunction with the Univeristy of North Texas, the Society for Applied Anthropology has produced annual meeting podcasts for several years. 

Anthropologizing Blog – A blog series on Anthropologists in Practice.                                                                          


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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.


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