Category Archives: Writings

Do I Have to #MeToo? The Productivity of Silence in Instances of Sexual Harassment and Assault in Field Research

This piece was first published on EPIC on February 18, 2020. – How did you two meet again?– Let’s head back to the yacht club for sunset.– What happened to that bottle of champagne?– Please don’t fall off the boat.– Live music doesn’t have the same raw character here.– Tahni, go deal with your friend.–…

How I Used My Skills as a Researcher to Craft my Applied Anthropology CV + Portfolio

Inspired by the open-source practices of many web developers, who generously share their coding processes to help other developers save time and energy, I thought it could be useful to share my process in updating my CV / resumé and creating my online applied anthropologist portfolio.  It’s a process that I put off for months. Partially because I…

Resources for Applied Anthropologists

COMMUNITIES Most of these communities, if not all, also have annual conferences. EPIC – EPIC is a thriving global community of practitioners doing ethnography for impact in businesses and organizations. EASA – EASA is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe. The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe…

Anthropologists in the Wild

[image credit: www.google.com] Two months ago I joined a group of some colleagues here in Brussels for an after work apéro on a trendy terrace in Place Fernand Cocq. Seated cozily around rustic wooden tables, colorful lights draped overhead while cigarette smoke floated lazily, exhaled in the breaths between conversation points. The four of them work…