1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Anthropology Beyond the Academy

As one of the increasing number of anthropology Ph.D.'s who by choice or necessity find employment outside of academia, in this talk I draw on my own career path to explore the practice of anthropology both inside and outside of the academy. I discuss why I left a tenured faculty position and describe my attempts to bring an ethnographic sensibility to my work with USAID as a AAAS Fellow and contractor. Please join me for what I hope will be a lively discussion about academia, anthropology, international development, ethics, and intellectual growth.

Event Date: 
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Laura Ahearn
Speaker Title: 
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Specialist, USAID/LEARN, Dexis Consulting Group