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What A 1993 Outbreak Can Tell Us About Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pandemic Preparedness by Rebecca Lynn Perez

Rebecca Lynn Perez , December 16th, 2021


In 1993, the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States experienced an unknown virus outbreak that killed its victims within 48 hours. While the Centers for Disease…


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#AmAnth2021: Anthropological Engagements with Optimism?

nckawa , November 16th, 2021


This year’s American Anthropological Association meeting is likely to be one of the weirder ones in recent memory. The general feeling is that: 1) the conference costs far…


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My journey in applied anthropology

standplaatswereld , November 5th, 2021


From a graduate who thought it was a great idea to study cultural anthropology during an economic crisis to any anthropology student freaking out and wondering ‘…what’s next!?!’ By…


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Wicked Science

nckawa , August 13th, 2021


Wicked problems defy easy resolution and are plaqued by disagreements over their fundamental nature and cause (Credit: image by Via Sannevanderbeek) A recent article I published with colleagues…


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This blog has moved – see you on the flip side!

amysantee , July 12th, 2021


After a decade of living apart together, Anthropologizing and my dot com are moving in! To subscribe, head on over to the new place and enter your email….


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15 methods that do not work for getting a job in UX

amysantee , July 5th, 2021


There are many effective methods for getting your first UX role. I wrote about them here. It’s also important to be aware of what does not work if…


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Being autistic professional in tech & design – a perspective

amysantee , June 30th, 2021


In my coaching practice, I occasionally work with clients who are autistic. Before this, I was only familiar with autism as a form of neurodiversity with implications for…


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Alternatives to “How are you?”

amysantee , June 29th, 2021


What have you been up to today? Did anything make you smile today? What are you looking forward to this weekend? It became very clear in 2020 that…


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Designs and Anthropologies: Frictions and Affinities

Sarah Soliz , May 18th, 2021


Buy this volume SERIESAdvanced Seminar » CATEGORIESApplied Anthropology »​Cultural Anthropolo…


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Announcing the new amysantee.com

amysantee , April 10th, 2021


April 1st, 2021 was the one year anniversary of my decision to pivot from design research consulting to career coaching. I slowly phased out my remaining projects to…


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University of Memphis Business Anthropology Graduate Fellowship – Fall 2021

amysantee , April 8th, 2021


The Department of Anthropology at University of Memphis (my alma mater) is offering a one-year graduate student fellowship with Terminix. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on…


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Transitioning with your advanced degree user experience, design and business [recording]

amysantee , February 27th, 2021


As part of the 2020-2021 Brandeis University Seminar Series “New Trajectories for the PhD”, I teamed up with Adam Gamwell, PhD to chat about transitioning with a social science…


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Using media to increase anthropology’s public visibility – February 18th webinar

amysantee , February 16th, 2021


Join us this Thursday February 18th, 2021 for a World Anthropology Day panel discussion on Increasing the Visibility of Anthropology. This even will feature five practicing anthropologists who…


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[Recording/podcast] Ask Amy anything about UX research careers with DeltaCX

amysantee , February 5th, 2021


This week I spent time with UX’er extraordinaire Debbie Levitt to answer live audience questions about UX research and careers. The recording is also available on the DeltaCX…


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A Tech Workers’ Bill of Rights

amysantee , January 30th, 2021


One of my life missions is, until my dying breath, to chip away at the capitalist system as much as I can within my capacity as a single…


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[NEW BOOK] Research Practice: Perspectives from UX researchers in a changing field by Gregg Bernstein

amysantee , January 23rd, 2021


Gregg Bernstein, User Experience Research Lead at Signal, dropped his new book this week. Research Practice: Perspectives from UX researchers in a changing field contains 430 pages of…


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Emergent Anthropology: Reimagining U.S. Medical Anthropology in Theory and Practice by Ellen Rubinstein

Ellen Rubinstein , January 20th, 2021


The American Anthropological Association website identifies four subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural, linguistic) and reserves a separate section for “applied and practicing …


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Ask Like a Pro – UX Research Training Series

amysantee , January 15th, 2021


Are you an aspiring user experience researcher looking to develop your skills in designing and conducting research studies? Michele Ronsen of Curiosity Tank has opened up spots for…


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"Seen from an anthropological view, humanity is at risk of extinction"

lorenz , January 14th, 2021


What are the connections between climate change, global capitalism, xenophobia and white supremacy? Marc Schuller does in his new book something rather unusual: He asks big questions. Humanity’s…


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Doing and Seeing: Cultivating a “Fractured Habitus” through Reflexive Clinician Ethnography by William Schlesinger

William Schlesinger , January 13th, 2021


Introduction The tension between critical theoretical innovation and on-the-ground, practical application has animated intense debate in medical anthropology (Scheper-Hughes 1990). Epistemological…


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The Thinness of Care: The Promise of Medical Anthropology in MD/PhD Training by Joshua Franklin

Joshua Franklin , January 6th, 2021


In the mid-twentieth century, recognizing the growing need for innovations born of clinical experience, pathways for training MD-PhD physician-scientists emerged in the hopes that this hybrid trainin…


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110 ways to get a job in user experience research

amysantee , January 2nd, 2021


If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already read 5,436 articles about how to get a job as a user experience researcher. There is a lot out there. Too…


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SAFN Award Winner Interviews

foodanthro , December 29th, 2020


SAFN recently announced the 2020 winners of our student awards. The undergraduate Christine Wilson paper award went to Adele Woodmansee, for her paper “‘It is Pure Criollo Maize’:…


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Iowa’s Grapes of Wrath: Preserving Land for Food Production in the U.S.

foodanthro , December 17th, 2020


Paul Durrenberger In Grapes of Wrath American writer John Steinbeck told the disheartening story of defeated farmers in 1939 Oklahoma. A bulldozer demolishes a shanty as the family…


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