Applied Biological Anthropology: A Network of Non-academic Careers. Day/Time: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 2:30PM - 4:30PM. Description: A workshop intent on building a network of biological anthropologists outside of academia, while allowing students and early career anthropologists to explore these professions. Organizers: Andrew R. Halloran, Save The Chimps, ([email protected]); Tina Cloutier Barbour, Lion Country Safari, [email protected]

Description: ­­­In 2019, at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, a workshop was held to represent the many career paths within biolocial anthropology that lie outside, or partially outside, of academia. Since this workshop, an active network of applied biological anthropologists has grown to 1000 participants. These anthropologists are frequently under-represented at annual meetings due to the academic nature of these conferences. Still, greater representation of non-academic careers within biological anthropology helps to diversify the field and helps to build these professions by attracting talented early career professionals that frequent annual meetings. This second workshop seeks to expand representation of these careers at annual conferences.

Participants will break into small work-groups that will include students and early career professionals paired with individuals who have established anthropology careers outside of academia. These careers may include non-profit organizations, zoological parks, museums, primate sanctuaries, foundations, conservation initiatives, and other professions that may not be tied to a traditional academic structure. Topics will include:

  • recruiting talented physical anthropologists into non-academic careers,
  • obtaining greater representation at conferences,
  • integrating academic and non-academic professions in physical anthropology, and
  • career paths for early career physical anthropologists.

Audience: Non-academic biological anthropologists as well as early career biological anthropologists and students

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