Entries by Verónica Reyero

Interview with Kristen Hanich: Applied Anthropologist

Kristen Hanich is an American applied anthropologist and data scientist with a background in public health. She works as a market research analyst, and is currently studying digital health and mobile trends across the globe.  She is also responsible for a quarterly report tracking the activities of leading tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and […]

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The need for an anthropology of medicines

What medicines do we take more and why? What do we expect from the medicines we consume? In times of collective doping, I think it´s good to reflect on these types of issues. We know that people have always used substances for different reasons. Recent discoveries also point out that neanderthals had used penicillium or acid […]

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Anthropology Blogs in English and in Spanish

In the following post I pretend to foreground certain spaces of the “anthropological blogosphere”, that is to say, anthropology blogs in the web. In recent years, blogs have proved to be not only an effective tool for transmitting scientific knowledge, but also an interesting object for anthropological analysis. I would like to underline the important […]

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SMARTPHONE ETHNOGRAPHY

Since 2009, when smartphones appeared into our lifes, numerous mobile applications for qualitative research have been put out in the market and at our disposal. These apps are revolutionizing the ways to conduct researches, changing the way we make questions, how we select participating subjects for a study, or how we produce and store data. This penomena […]

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Anthropology. Health & Technology

The area of health is one of the fields where anthropology is proving its utility. From the classical studies on ‘doctor-patient’ relationships to the latest contributions to the world of E-Health, our discipline sheds light on these issues and makes visible what for many is still invisible.     The fields of Medicine and Pharmacology […]

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Melting pot of applied anthropologists in Europe

The days 4th and 5th of November of 2016 the city of Tartu (Estonia) hosted hundreds of anthropologists. There were all kinds of them. Some came from nearby places like Helsinki, or Lithuania and others did a long trip, coming from  places such as United States or Australia. Some of them are anthropologists with a […]

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