Daniel (they/them, he/him) manages the AAA’s institutional research program, which studies anthropologists’ careers in and out of academia, as well as anthropology education at the graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college levels. They support the AAA’s fellowship and internship programs, public education initiatives (RACE: Are We So Different? and World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration), academic relations, and professional services for student members and members working in business, government, and nonprofit settings. Daniel is staff liaison to the Task Force on Anthropology in Practice Settings and to the Organizational Relations Committee of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA).
“Before I joined the AAA staff in 2016, I was a linguistic anthropologist of education doing research on communication in the mathematics classroom. I learned to treat teachers and students as authorities on their own lived experience, and to listen carefully to the way they talk and tell their stories. Now I incorporate that philosophy into my work supporting anthropologists in their careers. I get to meet anthropologists from all different professional settings and career stages, from high school students to provosts and CEOs, and I use those insights to design new educational offerings for our community. I am AAA because anthropologists know how to talk to people, understand what they need, and work together to build solutions."