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The Anthropology in Business podcast is for anthropologists and business leaders interested in learning more about the many ways anthropology is applied in business and why business anthropology is one of the most effective lenses for making sense of organizations and consumers. It is hosted by Matt Artz, a business anthropologist specializing in design anthropology and working at the intersection of product management, user experience, and business strategy. To learn more about the Anthropo ...
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EPIC2022: Resilience

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The EPIC2022: Resilience podcast mini-series is brought to you by the EPIC and Matt Artz. It was created in anticipation of the upcoming 2022 conference, held in Amsterdam from October 9th through the 12th. The podcast features guests from around the world who are either part of the conference committee or presenters. We discuss the conference theme of resilience and other salient questions about the practice of ethnography and what it means to build a community.
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The Anthro to UX podcast is for anthropologists looking to break into user experience (UX) research. Through conversations with leading anthropologists working in UX, you will learn firsthand how others made the transition, what they learned along the way, and what they would do differently. We will also discuss what it means to do UX research from a practical perspective and what you need to do to prepare a resume and portfolio. It is hosted by Matt Artz (https://mattartz.me), a business an ...
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The Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society podcast mini-series was created in anticipation of the upcoming Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society Virtual Conference. It is being organized by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland and runs from June 6-10th, 2022. The podcast was created as a partnership between the Royal Anthropological Institute and Matt Artz.
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The Innovation in Digital Anthropology podcast is brought to you by the LiiV Center and Matt Artz. The LiiV Center is a nonprofit advancing how the world understands people in the digital age. The team at the Liiv Center, in partnership with UNESCO, is working to advance education, technology, and awareness for innovation in digital anthropology as a force for good across the public and private sectors. To help accomplish that goal, we have created this podcast, in which we will explore the ...
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The Transitions podcast mini-series was created in anticipation of the upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), which is being held November 15-19, 2023, in Toronto, Canada. The episodes engage guests in a dialogue about the theme of Transitions, their work, and the greater Toronto area. The podcast was created as a partnership between the AAA, CASCA, and Matt Artz.
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Jay Hasbrouck speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. They also discuss the evolving role of anthropology and insights in business, the second edition of his book Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset, and how ethnographic thinking can help organizations n…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Matthew J Hill speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. Matthew details his transition from the fields of chemistry and philosophy to anthropology and its application in the business context. He highlights his early experience with design anthropology and its influ…
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Tariq Rahman speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey. He discusses his fieldwork in Pakistan's real estate market and how it allowed him to explore the intersection of anthropology and UX research. He also highlights his UX internships at Zameen.com and Nike and discusses how his strategy consulting internsh…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Margret Jaeger speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Margret discusses her journey into anthropology and her current role in the research department at the Social Fund Vienna Education Center. She explains the challenges of introducing qualitative research metho…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Kasper Tang Vangkilde speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. Kasper discusses the challenges of bridging the gap between academic anthropology and applied anthropology and the importance of breaking down the distinction between the two. He shares the changes he h…
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Rachel Puvvada speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. She first unknowingly discovered anthropology in high school through an ethnography project exploring cultural identity. This sparked her interest in studying people and cultures, leading her to earn a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the Universi…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Louise Vang Jensen speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Louise discusses the evolution of applying anthropology in business within a Copenhagen context. She also shares her journey from studying anthropology to joining Is It a Bird and becoming the Co-CEO. She …
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Melissa Cefkin speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Melissa discusses how her interest in anthropology began in high school and was further cultivated by her family's international background and experiences living abroad. She pursued her PhD at Rice University…
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In this episode of the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting podcast, Naomi Adelson and Cara Krmpotich speak with Matt Artz about the theme of transitions and the importance of community engagement and co-research in their respective fields. They also discuss the concept of data sovereignty and its implications for research and indigenous communities. They also…
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Sydney Yeager speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. She discusses how she discovered anthropology in college and fell in love with its holistic perspective. Sydney also talks about her involvement with the Digital Anthropology Networking Group (DANG) and the importance of establishing the credibility of a…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Nathalie Béchet speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Nathalie discusses her journey into anthropology and data science. She explains how her interest in understanding social norms and the construction of society led her to anthropology. However, she felt discon…
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Julia Wignall speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. She discusses the value of anthropology in the healthcare field and how she uses design research and service design to improve patient experiences. Julia emphasizes the importance of executive sponsorship and navigating the complexity of healthcare probl…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Kate Sieck speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Kate discusses her journey from academia to industry and the various roles she has held in marketing, business intelligence, and product development. She emphasizes the need for anthropologists to apply their skil…
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In this episode of the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting podcast, Monica Heller talks with guest host Isabelle LeBlanc about the theme of transitions and her work in linguistic anthropology. She highlights the multicultural and multilingual nature of the city, emphasizing the importance of understanding diversity and inequality. Monica shares her experience…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Dariusz Jemielniak speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. Dariusz shares his journey from anthropology to becoming a Wikipedian and shares his perspective on the intersection of anthropology and data science. He emphasizes the value of programming skills, particu…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Mujtaba Hameed speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist.Mujtaba shares his journey from undergraduate studies in archaeology and anthropology to his current role as a senior research consultant at Stripe Partners. The discussion highlights the value of anthropologic…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Carmen Bueno Castellanos speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation delves into Carmen's journey, starting with the historical context of anthropology in Mexico and its Marxist influences. She discusses the challenges business anthropologists face in…
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Jason Garrison speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey. The conversation covers Jason's journey from being an educator to becoming a cultural anthropologist and eventually transitioning to UX research. Throughout the episode, Jason emphasizes the importance of empathy, networking, and relationship-building i…
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In this episode of the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting podcast, Cassandra Hartblay talks with Matt Artz about the theme of transitions, her research on the cultural dimensions of disability in post-Soviet Russia, and her use of performance ethnography as a method to explore and understand disability. They also discuss the importance of accessibility and i…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Liz Lewis speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation delves into Liz's unconventional journey into content marketing, exploring its role in enhancing brand recognition. Using examples from her career, Liz illustrates how her anthropological research …
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Sarah Elizabeth Yoho speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. The conversation covers Sarah's journey from law to medical anthropology, her transition into UX research during the pandemic, and the importance of translating anthropological experiences into the job application process. Sarah also discusses the…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Michael Powell speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. The conversation begins with a discussion of Michael's graduate school experience and how he combined his passion for art and anthropology. Michael shares how he adapted to a business environment and found cre…
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Joseph Galanek speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey. The conversation covers Joe's journey from being inspired by cultural experiences when traveling to pursuing degrees in anthropology and public health. He shares his challenges in finding a job in anthropology departments due to specific research intere…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Gemma John, founder and director of Human City, speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Gemma's journey from studying anthropology with a focus on the built environment to founding her consultancy, which specializes in socially responsible …
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In this Anthro to UX podcast episode, Rama Vennelakanti speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. The conversation covers Rama's journey from discovering anthropology to her stint in market research and, finally, her landing in the field of UX. It also touches on Rama's willingness to jump in head first and learn something when needed. It is an i…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Tracy Johnson, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Tracy's journey from studying psychology to becoming an internationally recognized design anthropologist in global health.…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Victoria de Aranzeta speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. The conversation covers Victoria's journey from art school to anthropology. She discusses how she combines those skills as a product designer, and how her anthropological study of tools contributes to her work today. About Victoria de Aranz…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Paige Nuzzolillo speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. The conversation covers Paige's early research career in participatory action research, the importance of training and mentorship, and how she uses art-based research (ABR) methods in her work as a Senior UX Researcher at Indeed. About Paige Nu…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Lucia Laurent-Neva speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Lucia's journey from design and semiotics to anthropology and how she combines the three disciplines as the Founder of Visual Signo. It also covers Semiofest and the upcoming Global…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Eric Cunningham speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey. Eric discusses his recent transition to being a Senior UX Researcher at Crossover Health. He shares how he learned to tell his academic story and business terms and how his training as an ecological anthropologist supports him in understanding t…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Tracey Lovejoy speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Tracey's journey from discovering anthropology at the hairdresser to co-founding Catalyst Constellations. Along the way, we learn how Tracey, the catalyst studied at the University of C…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Anders Kristian Munk speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Ander's journey from human geography to Techno-Anthropology. About Anders Kristian Munk Anders Kristian Munk is an anthropologist, associate professor, and the director of The Tec…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Jamie Sherman speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. Her story began with a cold call to Ken Anderson at Intel for an informational interview and matured into a career researching emerging technologies at Intel, Netflix, and now Atlassian. About Jamie Sherman Jamie Sherman is a cultural anthropologi…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Lianne Potter speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Lianne's journey from studying anthropology to self-learning software engineering and working in cyber security as the Head of SecOps for Asda. About Lianne Potter Lianne Potter is an aw…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Vanessa Whatley speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. We discuss how a degree in human factors complemented her anthropology degree and how it prepared her to work at Google and now lead research at Twilio. About Vanessa Whatley Vanessa Whatley is an anthropologist and Head of Research - Data & Gro…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Keirsten Snover speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Keirsten's journey from studying anthropology to founding Anthropology 4U, an online education company offering courses in anthropology. About Keirsten Snover Keirsten Snover is an Ant…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Sara Hefny speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey from studying anthropology at Brown to working at Hotjar as a Senior Product Researcher. About Sara Hefny Sara Hefny earned a PhD in anthropology from Brown University and has since gone on to become a UX researcher working for Hotjar. As a qualitativ…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Jo Aiken speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey from studying applied anthropology at UNT to working at NASA and now Google. About Jo Aiken As a business + design anthropologist, Jo Aiken helps leaders innovate, create, build, and launch transformative technologies and practices. She applies ethnogra…
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In this episode of the Unsettling Landscapes podcast, Mary Gray talks with Matt Artz about her career studying the internet and identity-making. About Mary Gray Mary L. Gray is Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She maintains a faculty positi…
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In this episode of the EPIC2022: Resilience podcast mini-series, Jillian Powers and Todd Carmody speak with Matt Artz about the theme of resilience. About the EPIC2022 Conference EPIC2022 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business. The EPIC2022 theme is resilience—the ability to learn, adapt and evolve with adversity and cha…
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In this episode of the EPIC2022: Resilience podcast mini-series, Therese Thorstholm, and Dana Gierdowski speak with Matt Artz about ethnographic value and impact. About the EPIC2022 Conference EPIC2022 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business. The EPIC2022 theme is resilience—the ability to learn, adapt and evolve with adv…
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In this episode of the EPIC2022: Resilience podcast mini-series, Michael Powell, Traci Thomas, and David Goren speak with Matt Artz about ethnography as embodied practice. About the EPIC2022 Conference EPIC2022 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business. The EPIC2022 theme is resilience—the ability to learn, adapt and evolve…
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In this episode of the EPIC2022: Resilience podcast mini-series, Heli Rantavuo, Liubava Shatokhina, and Rama Vennelakanti speak with Matt Artz about coming together as ethnographers to create a community of practice. About the EPIC2022 Conference EPIC2022 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business. The EPIC2022 theme is resi…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Alexandra Mack speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey from studying archaeology to her current role as Managing Principal Researcher at Ad Hoc. Along the way, the conversation touches on her time at Bitney Bowes and reflects on the shifting practice of research and design. About Alexandra Mack Alexan…
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In this episode of the Unsettling Landscapes podcast, Peter Knutson talks with Matt Artz about his career as a commercial fisherman, building alliances, and teaching anthropology as a form of existential reflection. About Peter Knutson Peter Knutson is an anthropologist and commercial fisherman from Everett, WA. He was educated in public schools, a…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Yaya Ren speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Yaya's journey from her dissertation research in the NICU to founding a tech company. Her company, PreeMe+You, is a social benefit company that empowers parents by harmonizing NICU care and c…
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In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Kathi Kitner speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey through multiple anthropological professions to her current role as Lead UX Researcher at Google. The conversation covers the state of research in tech before UX and how the profession has changed over time. About Kathi Kitner Kathi Kitner is a Lead…
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In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Grant McCracken speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Grant's journey from museums to being a consultant and author. It also touches on Grant's new book Return of the Artisan: How America Went from Industrial to Handmade. About Grant McCr…
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