Writing

Big Data Pros and Cons: An Anthropological Perspective

2019-10-17T13:29:15-04:00

As an applied anthropologist working as a mixed-methods researcher, I support the use of qualitative and quantitive methods. I also recommend the use of big data, but broadly speaking, I do not support the use of only big data. Research and the insights it generates are best when produced from a multitude of methods that [...]

Big Data Pros and Cons: An Anthropological Perspective2019-10-17T13:29:15-04:00

2019 Global Business Anthropology Summit Panels & Workshops

2019-06-04T11:36:31-04:00

The 2019 Global Business Anthropology Summit will bring together an international group of practitioners, scholars and industry experts to reflect upon future directions for the field, training priorities for the next generation, and ways to strengthen our global networks – all of which will enhance the value of anthropology applied to businesses. As part of [...]

2019 Global Business Anthropology Summit Panels & Workshops2019-06-04T11:36:31-04:00

Business Anthropology Certificate Program at Clemson University

2019-03-27T18:36:16-04:00

Are you an anthropologist looking to expand your skills and credentials? Or maybe a business practitioner looking to learn about how research can help your practice? If so, there is a new Business Anthropology & Human Behavior Certificate program from Clemson University that provides credit and non-credit training to suit any students needs. About Clemson [...]

Business Anthropology Certificate Program at Clemson University2019-03-27T18:36:16-04:00

An Anthropological Approach to Reaching Customers at SXSW 2019

2019-03-12T11:41:06-04:00

This year at South by Southwest (SXSW) which is being held March 8-17 in Austin, Texas, anthropologist Gigi Taylor of Luminosity Research and my alma mater the University of North Texas will be speaking on how anthropology can contribute to advertising research.  She is speaking on a panel titled An Anthropological Approach to Reaching Customers. [...]

An Anthropological Approach to Reaching Customers at SXSW 20192019-03-12T11:41:06-04:00

Why Anthropology Consulting Firms Can Address Your Toughest Business Problems

2019-04-05T12:15:55-04:00

Recently in partnership with Dr. Rex Dumdum, I gave two presentations at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) conference where we pitched the value of anthropological thinking and sensemaking to address business problems. One of those presentations titled Building Sensemaking Capacity: Drawing Insights from Anthropological Thinking focused on the increasing complexity business [...]

Why Anthropology Consulting Firms Can Address Your Toughest Business Problems2019-04-05T12:15:55-04:00

Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology (COPAA) New Website

2019-02-23T16:05:49-05:00

For any practicing or applied anthropologists out there, the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropologists (COPAA) has recently launched a new website you may want to check out. The site is considerably more interactive than the previous site with a member blog, news, discussion boards. If you are unfamiliar with COPAA, read on to learn more about [...]

Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology (COPAA) New Website2019-02-23T16:05:49-05:00

Business Anthropology On The Road: A New COPAA Initiative

2019-02-24T14:40:51-05:00

A new initiative in partnership with the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropologists (COPAA) has been announced involving some big names in the business anthropology space. If you are a business anthropologist, read on to learn about the Business Anthropology On The Road initiative. The Purpose of Business Anthropology On The Road Business Anthropology on the [...]

Business Anthropology On The Road: A New COPAA Initiative2019-02-24T14:40:51-05:00

SfAA 2019: Pursuing Ethnic Understanding and Reconciliation

2019-02-22T18:37:25-05:00

A paper I co-authored with Dr. Carolina Severiche has been accepted to the SfAA 2019 Conference in Portland, Oregon. The session we are part of is titled Pursuing Ethnic Understanding and Reconciliation. SfAA 2019 Session Participants CHAIR: BOTICA, Jennifer (Kleanza Consulting Ltd) ROKHIDEH, Maryam (U Notre Dame) Creating Certainty out of Uncertainty through Cross-Border Trade on the Congo-Rwanda Border BOTICA, [...]

SfAA 2019: Pursuing Ethnic Understanding and Reconciliation2019-02-22T18:37:25-05:00

The New NAPA Anthropology Website

2019-02-23T17:08:38-05:00

For any practicing or applied anthropologists out there, the new NAPA anthropology website has recently launched. The site is much better designed than the previous version, making it far easier to find the content we anthropologists need. About the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology [...]

The New NAPA Anthropology Website2019-02-23T17:08:38-05:00

Anthropology Consultant Microsite

2019-02-24T14:25:53-05:00

I have launched an anthropology consultant microsite to focus specifically on the services I provide as an applied anthropologist. Currently, the site has only a description of my work, services, and contact information. However, over time I will add more content for people who are specifically interested in learning more about my work as an [...]

Anthropology Consultant Microsite2019-02-24T14:25:53-05:00