professional activities


I am an active member of the design, user experience, technology and anthropology communities. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others through writing, speaking and other engagements. 


writing, talks & podcasts

2011 to present

10 years of blogging on the topics of user experience, design, applied anthropology, research methods, careers, and organizational culture


In Research Practice: Stories and Lessons from Product Research Leaders. Edited by Gregg Bernstein.


Portland Design Thinkers Meetup


Brandeis University Seminar Series: New Career Trajectories for the PhD, with Adam Gamwell


A discussion on ethics in tech and design with Angela Ramer, "John Anon" and Adam Gamwell


Design by Anthropologists Blog

National Association of the Practice of  Anthropology 


Podcast interview

This Anthro Life with Adam Gamwell


In Using Anthropology in the World: A Guide to

Becoming an Anthropologist PractitionerEdited by

Riall W. Nolan, Routledge Press


American Anthropological Association webinar


Users Know, Laura Klein


Anthropology News

American Anthropological Association


In Practicing Anthropology, Volume 36

Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology

Special issue, edited by Amy Goldmacher and Amy Santee


Society for Applied Anthropology, Fellow

Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon

Boise State University Ethnography Program Advisory Board Member, 2015-16

Portland Design Research Group, Co-Founder, 2014 

The Qualitative Report, Editorial Board Apprentice, 2012-14

Phi Beta Kappa


guest lectures & conferences

Seminars and panels on practicing anthropology, user experience, design, business and careers for the University of Memphis, Wayne State University Brandeis University, Reed College, and Portland State University.

Conference presentations on the above topics (and others) at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual conference, 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008.

Conferences attended: UXR 2020, FastCo 2017, UXPA 2016, Design Week Portland 2015, Delight Conference Portland 2015, ConveyUX 2015.


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