Anthropology Career Panel

  • 02 Apr 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School


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Anthropology Career Panel

Speakers:  Kirsti Uunila, Frances Norwood, and John Primo

Date:  Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Meeting: 7:00 pm, Sumner School, Rotating Gallery G-4

Pre-meeting get-together: 5:30 pm Beacon Bar and Grill


Kirsti Uunila:  Historic Preservation Planner, Calvert County, MD
Frances Norwood:  Social Science Research Analyst, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
John Primo: Ecological Anthropologist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 

Kirsti Uunila is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and has served Calvert County since 1993 as Historic Preservation Planner. She reviews development projects for potential effects on cultural resources, creates projects to capture, preserve and share the history of Calvert County. She has a BA in anthropology from the University of Arizona, completed two years of doctoral study in anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University, and earned a MAA from UMCP. Kirsti is a member of and serves in national, regional and state professional archaeological and historic preservation organizations. 

Frances Norwood is a medical anthropologist who specializes in end-of-life and long term care research in the U.S. and in The Netherlands.  She won the 2011 Margaret Mead award for her book, The Maintenance of Life (2009).  She is currently working on health care reform related to the Affordable Care Act as social science research analyst at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and holds an appointment as assistant research professor at George Washington University in the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

John Primo is an ecological anthropologist in the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). He oversees a broad body of research focused on understanding the social impacts resulting from the development of energy resources on the outer continental shelf.  Some of the issues and topics studied by the bureau, include, subsistence practices in Alaska, ocean space-use, the history of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico, and the infrastructural needs of energy development. John’s responsibilities and duties involve research design, coordination, and oversight at the programmatic and project level, as well as a number of associated procurement activities.  John also serves as an interagency point of contact for the bureau’s socio-economic research and is a member of the Inter-agency Working Group for Ocean Social Science a supporting body to the Ocean Science and Technology Interagency Policy Committee.  He has conducted and/or supported research at the community, regional and national level related to the socioeconomics of marine and freshwater bodies. 

Meeting:  Charles Sumner School, corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC.

How to get there:  The Sumner School is located at 1201 17th St NW (corner of 17th St and M St NW).  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St under the black metal stairway. Directions from Metro Red Line: From Farragut North station, take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 2 blocks north.  Enter the building through the double doors under the black metal staircase.  MEETING ROOM:  Rotating Gallery G-4 (ground floor)

Pre-meeting:  Beacon Bar & Grill (one block north of Sumner School)

How to get there:  The Beacon Bar & Grill is in the Beacon Hotel located at 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW (corner of Rhode Island and 17th St).  Directions from Metro Red Line Farragut North station: take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 3 blocks north (one block past Sumner School).  All are welcome.

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