Anthropologist / Community Manager
This blog post was adapted from “The Digital and the Applied: Digital Anthropology and Business,” a paper presented at the 2017 Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference.
As a Community Manager at Reddit (one of the many roles lumped into the “admin” title on the site), I get asked a lot of questions about my job. Most of the time, it’s questions about specific communities (usually ones getting attention for causing trouble), but I also get asked often what my my day-to-day is like, and what a Community Manager actually does. Once people find out that my background is in anthropology, the very next question is almost always “Why anthropology?” During a recent radio interview, I was asked a new question: “Are there other anthropologists working in your field?”
The Anthropologist of Autism Employment
An Anthropologist on Mars is the title of Oliver Sacks’ 1993 influential essay on Temple Grandin — an essay that introduced Ms. Grandin and autism more generally to a broad audience. Sacks took the title from Ms. Grandin’s description of how she .
By: Lorena Gibson
How we can reclaim anthropology in Aotearoa New Zealand and stake out a new public and pedagogical space for the discipline? This question was at the heart of a panel at the recent Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium, hosted by the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington on 10-12 May 2017. My contribution to the panel–shared below–was as part of a group of anthropologists from across the country who collectively sought to address the above question.