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TIG on Business Anthropology

The TIG on Business Anthropology is a network of practitioners and academics interested in getting to know each other, sharing work experiences and scholarly resources, and advancing research on consumer behavior, organizational culture and change, and design anthropologySee More
Feb 8, 2016
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Jan 26, 2016

Profile Information

Kansas City, MO
About Me:
I am an early-career practicing anthropologist with diverse experience in research, teaching, management, operations & administration. While my training is primarily in cultural and linguistic anthropology, I'm comfortable with a wide range of methodologies, including participant-observation, semi-structured interviewing, audio/visual techniques, and survey methods.

I integrate holistic research and systems thinking to identify and act upon opportunities to better people's lives, in both large and small ways. My combination of business experience and a background in anthropology and the social sciences gives me a grounded perspective on a broad range of business issues:
- customer service & operations;
- attitudes, branding, & identities;
- understanding reported & observed behavior, unarticulated needs, & the role of objects and the physical environment in people's lives.

I am hard-working, intellectually curious, resourceful, organized, and diligent, and I enjoy talking to people and learning new things; I'm currently expanding my repertoire of applied research techniques and exploring Human-Centered Design as I look for opportunities in design research and customer/user experience (UX).
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, ethnography
Area(s) of Expertise
Linguistic anthropology; Language revitalization
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Current Area of Employment
Operations management

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