Culture

July 26, 2016
US Air Force Recognizes Alelo VCAT Courses As An SBIR Success Story

The U.S. Air Force recently recognized Alelo’s Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers (VCATs) as a success story funded by its Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, and produced a video showcasing...

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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...

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May 19, 2016
What is Anthropology?

When I tell people I meet that I’m an anthropologist, I sometimes get a blank stare in return. Occasionally someone will ask if I’ve dug up any cool artifacts lately...

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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...

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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...

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