Broad Applications of Anthropology

On this website you will find details about my academic work both as an ethnographer working in the field as well as a teacher in the classroom. While many anthropologists may be considered “academics,” an increasing number are finding work in less traditional settings for the discipline. As social scientists, anthropologists do a great deal more outside of academia than you may have thought. This work includes not only non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations for which anthropologists have often worked but also the for-profit sector of multi-national and other corporations.

Anthropology in Google News


Here is a small collection of articles and information which reveal how the relevance of anthropological theory and practice is being recognized in non-academic settings, particularly in the corporate setting.

This is Anthropology” (American Anthropological Association)

Here’s Why Companies Are Desperate To Hire Anthropologists” (Business Insider)

Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist” (New York Times)

Anthropology: Education for the 21st Century” (American Anthropological Association)

Hot Asset in Corporate” (USA Today)

Anthropologists on the Job” (CS Monitor)

Anthropologists go Native in Corporate Village” (Fast Company)

Anthropologists at Work” (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology)


RSS American Anthropological Association News

  • Ariana Curtis
    If we are serious about changing the dominant narrative, then we have to change the lenses through which we tell our story.
  • Looking Back
    What we do today makes our disciplinary history—nothing more, nothing less.
  • New AAA Staff
    Mahsa Javid joined the American Anthropological Association in September 2019, as the director of development.
  • Frank Marlowe
    Frank Marlowe died September 25, 2019, in Athens, Georgia, having succumbed to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Napoleon A. Chagnon
    Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon, age 81, of Traverse City, Michigan, died at Munson Medical Center on September 21, 2019, after a prolonged illness.
  • C. Loring Brace, IV
    Loring Brace IV, University of Michigan human paleontologist, passed away on September 7, 2019.
  • The Clinical Importance of Space in Sexual Health
    What does it mean to have a space in a sexual health clinic be deemed too public?
  • Museum Anthropology at the 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting
    The Council for Museum Anthropology is looking forward to a vibrant AAA/CASCA program this year.
  • I Choose to Look Above the Prison Walls…
    From razor wire to emotional barriers, women serving life sentences contend with walls of all kinds—physical, rhetorical, and of their own making.
  • Bangkok’s New City of Walls
    In a city famous for its relaxed attitude to living with water, climatic disjuncture has prompted citizenship demands for ecological security.

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