Wisdom I Didn’t Have: Advice from Practicing and Applied Anthropologists for Students

Students and recent graduates often wonder about intangible knowledge that they did not learn in their academic programs; knowledge that is often tied to “real-world” experience. Anthropology’s holistic perspective is in part due to its ethnographic roots; a perspective that provides the basis of a pedagogical exercise for this session. First, practicing and applied anthropologists share short stories about “what they should’ve known then” in a roundtable discussion, Then, these experienced anthropologists lead small group discussions with students and recent graduates to allow more participation. Finally, panelists contribute to a student led concluding discussion about anthropology degrees and applied/practicing anthropology.


Panelists’ stories: MASON, Amanda and BUTLER, Mary Odell (UMD), and BENNER, Timothy (Samsung)


“Question Mark” by Dave King is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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