Annals of Anthropological Practice

Cover image for Vol. 38 Issue 1

Edited By: Satish Kedia and David Himmelgreen

Online ISSN: 2153-9588

Society Information

Founded in 1983, National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) strives to promote the practice of anthropology, both within the discipline and among private and public organizations. NAPA continues to grow as anthropologists engaged in practice have developed broader professional opportunities both inside and outside the Academic realm.

There are currently more than 1,000 NAPA members, working in both the private and public sectors. These members receive Annals of Anthropological Practice (formerly NAPA Bulletin), directories, professional mentoring, networking opportunities, and discounts on NAPA-sponsored workshops.

NAPA is a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and NAPA members receive full AAA materials and benefits.

NAPA members use anthropological training to address current issues related to:

  • public health

  • organizational and community development

  • information technology systems

  • housing

  • social justice

  • law

  • the media

  • marketing

  • environmental management

  • the arts.