I’d like to announce the release of a special issue of the journal of Practicing Anthropology dedicated specifically to the practice and application of anthropology in business settings. The special issue, which can be found online here, was co-guest-edited by me and Amy Santee.
The authors who contributed to the issue are Jo Aiken, Greg Cabrera, Jen Cardew Kersey, Alicia Dornadic, Giles Harrison-Conwill, Marc Hébert, Allison Hennie, Marlo Rencher, Beth Schill, and Amy Santee.
The theme of this issue focuses on what it means to be a practitioner of anthropological theory and methods in a business context – specifically from the perspectives of newer practitioners (to complement the existing literature produced by veteran practitioners.) It provides a glimpse into the work lives of 10 professionals with anthropology training (BA, MA and PhD levels) and how they made their way from academia to business.
The issue’s main topics of discussion include:
We are very interested in any feedback or thoughts on the issue as a whole or on individual articles. Please use the contact form to reach me, or comment!
Hi, I'm Amy Goldmacher. I'm an anthropologist who works with individuals, teams, businesses and organizations, providing human-centered design and user experience research that drives product, service and experience innovation.