EASA Applied Anthropology Network
Established in 2011, Applied Anthropology Network (AAN) has become the main European platform for sharing information and experiences related to the applications of anthropology and ethnography. The network enables a circular transfer of knowledge between academia, private and public sectors, NGOs, interest groups and individuals. It supports employment of anthropologists outside academia.
- Moving towards a more humane world, in which anthropology is a relevant discipline with a significant weight in decision-making, policies, and design.
- Improving relationship between academic spaces and fields of application (NGOs, companies, governments).
- Increasing the presence of anthropologists in non-academic spaces.
- To promote the work of applied anthropologists from around the globe, to highlight and discuss its value and to popularise the discipline at large.
- To support synergic relationships between anthropologists and other professionals who employ, or are interested in ethnographic approaches.
- To foster new cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations, and build bridges for anthropology to be integrated outside its traditional domain.
- To provide a networking platform for mutual support; generate new job and project opportunities.
- the network organizes an annual symposium, named “Why the World Needs Anthropologists” (WWNA) and arranges satellite events
- develops educational activities and fosters scholarly debate
- supports publication activities of the network members
- assists in hosting panels at scientific conferences
- holds an Interim Meeting at WWNA event, or a Network Meeting at EASA biennial conference
- organizes itself via mailing list and Applied Anthro Collaboration Group
- popularizes relevant content via social media, applied-anthropology.com and a network newsletter
The network currently serves 240+ registered scholars active in 50 different countries, 600+ Applied Anthro Collab Group members and 11,000+ social media followers.
AAN membership is free. Feel free to join EASA and enjoy the benefits of being its member.
1) Fill out Registration Form (Google Form)
2) (optional) Create a marker in Membership Map (Google Maps)
For institutional partnership, please, contact Network Manager:
Convenors of the network should be professionally active in academic and/or corporate worlds. Serving convenors are elected for up to four consecutive years at network meetings. The team favours horizontal decision-making structure, so network members are invited to propose new activities, projects, and organizational moves anytime.
Dan Podjed (since 2011) is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. E: dan.podjed(at)zrc-sazu.si
Meta Gorup (since 2012) is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium. E: meta.gorup(at)ugent.be
Pavel Borecký (since 2016) is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Anthropology / Walter Benjamin College, University of Bern, Switzerland. E: pavel.borecky(at)wbkolleg.unibe.ch
Europe-US Liaison: Carla Guerron-Montero (since 2016) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Delaware. E: cguerron(at)udel.edu
Verónica Reyero Meal (since 2017) is an Assistant Researcher at the Department of Anthropology, University of Granada, Spain. E: veronicareyero(at)ugr.es
Network Manager: Pablo Mondragón Valero (since 2017) is a business anthropologist and co-founder of Antropología 2.0. E: pmondragon(at)antropologia2-0.com