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RIA # 80: Dr. Daniel Ginsberg on Researching as an Alternative Academic

Dr. Daniel Ginsberg

Dr. Daniel Ginsberg

In this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Daniel Ginsberg, manager of education, research and professional development at the American Anthropological Association. Daniel manages the AAA’s program of research on the profession of anthropology, where he has studied anthropology education, degree attainment, and careers within and outside of academia. He uses these findings to provide support to anthropology departments, to create professional development opportunities for AAA members, and to inform the Association’s public education initiatives, which offer anthropological perspectives on current issues such as race and migration. He has a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the School for International Training, and professional experience as a high school teacher and language test developer, and he has published on issues such as critical and inquiry-based pedagogy and STEM instruction for linguistically diverse students.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Working with a Disciplinary Association [00:00-16:10]

In this first segment, Daniel describes his work with the American Anthropological Association.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Researching as an Alternative Academic [16:11-33:17]

In segment two, Daniel talks about the experience of being an alt-ac researcher.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-06:50]: Becoming a Parent as a Graduate Student

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-8:10]: Benefits of Disciplinary Associations

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