cross-cultural competency

July 18, 2016
Applied Anthropology

When I was in graduate school, plenty of people asked me the dreaded question every anthropology student hears: “What are you going to do with that?” The question is a...

Continue Reading
March 23, 2016
What is Culture Shock?

The first time I lived abroad, in Argentina, I wrote an excited letter to an old friend. "I am living in a place that is very similar to the States...

Continue Reading
February 24, 2016
Low- and High-Context Communication

One morning during my fieldwork in Mexico, the dog dragged my freshly washed dress off the line and into the mud. I swore at him under my breath, and a...

Continue Reading
January 13, 2016
Individualism and Collectivism

When my friends in Mexico migrate within the country, they always go to places where they have family or townspeople. Even if they’ve heard that jobs are more plentiful elsewhere,...

Continue Reading