Elizabeth Kathleen Briody

Grant Type

Global Initiatives

Institutional Affiliation

Cultural Keys LLC

Grant number

Gr. GIG-3

Approve Date

June 8, 2020

Project Title

Briody, Dr. Elizabeth, Cultural Keys LLC, Troy, Michigan, USA – To build capacity in anthropology through “Anthropologists on the Public Stage: A Training Program”

A longstanding issue for anthropology has been its low public visibility on the public stage (Divale 1976). The effects in the US and UK are numerous: from erroneous assumptions about the discipline to still too few “seats at the table” in contributing to public conversations and debates, policy, and governance. Fortunately, there has been a growing trend in anthropology toward a greater public presence, accelerated by COVID-19. We will build on this trend, developing a web-based, modular training program to inspire more anthropologists to enter the public sphere. We will partner with anthropology associations and others to gather advice, review, and disseminate this training much like we did with our first-of-its-kind, awards-winning video “Anthropologists at Work: Careers Making a Difference.”