UNT applied anthropology thesis

My UNT Anthropology Thesis

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Now that my UNT MS Applied Anthropology degree has officially been conferred, I am going to begin sharing information on my UNT anthropology thesis. To accomplish this, I am going to be posting many articles over the next few weeks that breakout key sections of my thesis into bitesize chunks suitable for a blog format. Following […]

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Where to Look for Applied Anthropology Jobs

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If you are looking for an applied anthropology job, the task of finding one can often seem daunting. When looking at the large job boards, you will rarely find the word anthropologist in the job title. If you are lucky, the word ethnography will be included in the job description, but that is not always […]

Best Anthropology Blogs

Best Anthropology Blogs

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Finding the best anthropology blogs is like finding the right journal articles – you can search all day in the wrong place, or you can use technology to enable finding the best.  In the past, I had searched around and bookmarked many, however, I found I only repeatedly visited a few.  Below is the list of […]

Ethnographic Research Training Courses for UX Professionals

Ethnographic Research Training Courses for User Experience (UX) Professionals

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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With user experience (UX) on the rise in industry, ethnography has become a hot term. Increasingly business leaders are asking for ethnographic research. As a result of this, many non-anthropologists have been asking me where they can participate in ethnographic research training courses. Since I have now been asked this a number of times, I figured I […]

Tricia Wang Thick Data

Tricia Wang’s Thick Data = Ethnography + Big Data

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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On a recent episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins, and Matt Artz got to interview Tricia Wang on the topic of applying ethnography to big data to produce thick data. About Tricia Wang Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, Dr. Wang is […]

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 Program Announced

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 Program Announced

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The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 program was announced for Honolulu, Hawaii. Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 Theme The 2018 theme is Evidence. The conference seeks to explore: How is evidence created, used, and abused? Research methods are proliferating, yet the connection between evidence and decisions seems more tenuous than ever. EPIC2018 […]

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Business Anthropology with Dr. Alexandra Mack

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On a recent episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins, and Matt Artz got to interview Dr. Alexandra Mack on the topic of applying business anthropology to innovation in enterprises. About Dr. Alexandra Mack Using her business anthropology toolkit, Alex leads innovative problem solving and strategy development based on a deep understanding of the surrounding culture and activities. […]

UNT Anthropology Courses

UNT Anthropology Courses

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Matt Artz, Technology Anthropology
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As previously discussed, I had enrolled in the UNT Anthropology master’s program because I work in tech, and likewise was interested in the business, technology, and design anthropology concentration UNT offered. At UNT, the business, technology, and design anthropology concentration is led by Susan Squires and Christina Wasson. Both of them have extensive experience working in industry and have published numerous […]

UNT Anthropology Masters Program

UNT Anthropology Master’s Program

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Picking the right anthropology masters program is important. Ideally, you should pick one based on the professors you wish to work with and/or the concentrations they offer.  I was interested in business, technology, and design anthropology, and likewise, I selected the University of North Texas (UNT) anthropology MS program because they offered a concentration in […]

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