WAPA Represented in SfAA Election
Two WAPA past-presidents are running for the SfAA board:
SfAA runs two slates. SfAA members can vote for one person from each slate. Laurie and Adam are running on different slates, so members would be able to vote for each of them. If both are elected, WAPA and the interests of practitioners would have a larger say on the SfAA Board.
Updated 24 Nov 2014
NAPA Career Profiles
Updated 20 September 2014
In the latest NAPA Career Profile, WAPA member Robert Winthrop compares his earlier career in consulting to his current work at the Bureau of Land Management.
Mary Odell Butler
Mary Odell Butler received her PhD in anthropology from Temple University in 1978 and has spent the last three decades conducting program evaluations through contracting firms for clients in public health. Though she initially struggled to find work outside the academy, Butler has built a strong career supporting programs at agencies that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Cancer Institute.
John P. Mason
John P. Mason, a former president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA), has crossed the many borders that define professional anthropology, including university teaching, an international organization, and NGO and for-profit private sector international development. He has traversed these borders, back and forth between academia and applied international work.
Previous NAPA Profiles
Timothy de Waal Malefyt
Ted (Edward C.) Green (WAPA member)
Jenny Masur (WAPA member)
Jen Cardew Kersey
What Do We Mean By Public Anthropology? by WAPA member Gretchen Schafft
In keeping with the 2013 Annual Meeting theme, "Future Publics, Current Engagements," CoPAPIA explores what is meant by the term “public anthropology.” CoPAPIA, which focuses on practicing, applied, and public anthropology, asked Gretchen Schafft, Public Anthropologist-in-Residence at American University, to comment on the distinctions and relationships among these various forms. Click here
to read the article.
Posted 11 March 2014