#Anthropology roundup: “Anthropology and Community Management…

Christine Moellenberndt
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 .


Anthropology Under My Skin

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.

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.

CAMBRIDGE — “All the World Is Here,” the new exhibition at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, has three subjects. The subtitle identifies two of them: “Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology.” The third, the ..

Ebola Prevention Caught in the Bushmeat Trap

Questions about the safety of eating “bushmeat” were front and center during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. SarahTz/Flickr
Central Hotel, Brower Post Card Collection, W&L Special Collections

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