Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey. We anticipate that it should take around 10 minutes to complete.

The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) invites you to participate in a significant international survey of anthropologists and contemporary anthropological practice around the world.
This is an important opportunity to learn more about the current state of our community of practice: who we are, what we do, and where we do it.

What is the purpose of this survey?

The aim of the Global Survey is to compile information on the contemporary state of anthropology as an international profession. The survey will collect information about the demographic characteristics of anthropologists, their qualifications and employment status, the nature of their work, and the thematic and regional focus of their expertise. The results will feed into ongoing reviews of anthropological practice globally, including teaching and learning issues, professional development and under-employment.

This project is intended to help the WCAA and its member associations to understand better the professional situation of anthropologists across the globe, in particular the employment status of anthropology graduates, so that associations can respond meaningfully to the needs of our discipline. It is also intended to provide a profile of the research and projects being undertaken by anthropologists in order to demonstrate to governments, scientific organisations and other authorities the continuing relevance and contributions of our discipline.

Who should participate in this survey?
This survey is open to all members of participating WCAA member organisations.

We are interested in the full spectrum of professionals who have qualifications in anthropology, who identify themselves as ‘anthropologists’, and who define what they do (or aspects of what they do) as anthropology. Regardless of whether you work for a university, an NGO, a government agency, private industry, or are self-employed or unemployed, we would like to hear from you.