National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is a section of the American Anthropological Association. It serves practicing anthropologists through mentorship, publications, and community. NAPA strives to promote the practice of anthropology, both within the discipline and among private, public, and nonprofit organizations. NAPA continues to grow as anthropologists engaged in practice have developed broader professional opportunities both inside and outside the academic realm.
There are currently around 500 NAPA members, working in a diverse range of sectors and positions. Members receive NAPA’s semi-annual “Annals of Anthropological Practice,” professional mentoring, networking opportunities, and discounts on NAPA-sponsored workshops. NAPA is a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and NAPA members receive all AAA materials and benefits.
What you’ll find
- Code of ethics for practicing anthropologists
- Biweekly blog that looks at recent anthropology stories
- Podcast series for students, educators, and practitioners
- Local Practitioner Groups