In this unit, students will learn about the ways trained anthropologists use their skillsets outside of an academic setting. They will read about and discuss different career paths, how anthropologists are bridging work in higher educational institutions with projects beyond traditional settings, and how anthropological training can support work in other industries and careers. Finally, students will be able to take stock of their own skills as anthropologists in training and consider how they might apply them in the future.
Cronin, Shannon, and Erica M. Hawvermale. 2021. “‘Applying’ Education: A Focused Review of the 2019 American Anthropology Master’s Career Survey Data.” Annals of Anthropological Practice 45 (1): 119–135.org/10.1111/napa.12162
Fiske, Shirley J., and Judith N. Freidenberg. 2018. “Introduction: Where Is Practice in Practicing Anthropology?” Practicing Anthropology 40 (1): 2–17.
Hyland, Stanley E., and Linda A. Bennett. 2013. “Responding to Community Needs Through Linking Academic and Practicing Anthropology: An Engaged Scholarly Framework.” Annals of Anthropological Practice 37 (1): 34–56.
Website: The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology’s The Toolkit of a Good Professional Anthropologist
Website: The American Anthropological Association’s Careers in Anthropology
Website: Career Readiness Commission
Website: Society for Applied Anthropology
Eshe Lewis (2022)