Hi all –
Below is a discussion about NAPA’s new podcasting series – what happens after a Master’s degree. Many of our alumni are featured. Please share widely.
What becomes of anthropology grad students after they finish their Masters degrees and then transition into the “real world” of practitioner anthropology? Are their choices clear cut? Do things work out as they planned? What are the options in the job market or for further education?
NAPA has just released a new podcast series featuring eight recent MA graduates in anthropology, telling their unique and very different stories of life after graduate school. Their experiences reveal the diverse options and life courses that are possible with the degree. It is hoped that these stories will help inform those currently in MA programs as to the possibilities and successes provided by the degree.
Featured in this series (with their schools and graduation dates) are:
· Nadine Dangerfield, U Maryland, 2013
· Amelia Jamison, U Maryland, 2014
· Kenny Latta, U Memphis, 2014
· Nancy Gillis Baum, U North Texas, 2012
· Lillie Dao, American U, 2014
· Kristy Keller, San Jose State U, 2013
· Ashley Gallentine, U South Florida, 2013
· Laurel Dillon-Sumner, U South Florida, 2014
To learn more about the interviewees and to hear their stories, visit the NAPA website at:
Feel free to leave comments and questions on this page, relating your own experiences, suggestions, and queries.
You may also wish to check out NAPA’s previous podcast series on career trajectories, featuring a diverse group of practitioner anthropologists:
· Mari H. Clark, Independent Consultant, World Bank, et al.
· Patricia Ensworth, Principal, Harborlight Management Services
· Adam Koons, Senior Vice President for Program Management, Relief International
· C. Timothy McKeown, Legal Anthropologist (litigation support) U. S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
· Mary Odell Butler, Evaluation Program Manager (retired), Battelle
· Ellen Puccia, President, Beta Research Associates
· Laurie Schwede, Social Science Research Analyst, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Survey Measurement
· Stan Yoder, Senior Qualitative Research Specialist (retired), ICF International, Demographic and Health Survey Group
These podcasts are found on the NAPA website at:
Lisa Henry, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of North Texas