Entries by Verónica Reyero

Meta Gorup: transforming European anthropology

Only two weeks remain before one of the most important events on Applied Anthropology begins. Of course, we are talking about the EASA Applied Anthropology Network’s annual symposium ‘Why the world needs anthropologists’. On October 28th and 29th, the city of Durham (UK) will host this year´s edition which will address one of the most […]

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Electricity as a social phenomenon

What can an anthropologist do in the energy field? We continue to advance some of the interesting keys that will be discusted in the next Why the World needs anthropologists that will be held in Durham the days 28th and 29th of October 2017. If last week we introduced you the work of an anthropologist […]

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Water challenges and anthropology. Interview to Veronica Strang

The 5th “Why the World needs anthropologists?” is right around the corner, and we are getting excited! In one month the city of Durham (UK) will host this edition named “Powering the Planet” where we will learn about how anthropologists can collaborate with different professionals to design energy innovations. To get a first contact with […]

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4 departments that need business anthropology

  William Orman Beeman is quite an ambivalent man. In addition to being an actor and singer, he is professor of business anthropology and President of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota (USA). Last year 2016 he was the person in charge of organizing the annual congress of EPIC, an organization focused […]

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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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