Social Science in Practice with Amy and Beth


Social Science in Practice with Amy and Beth


THIS WEBINAR HAS ALREADY OCCURRED! If you register, you will be sent a link to the video and materials.

Are you a social scientist or student interested in working in non-academic settings? Are you curious about what kind of applied work social scientists do? Have a digital coffee with us!

In this online session, social scientists Amy Santee and Beth Duckles will discuss their unique career paths, including how their academic training prepared them for applied research and consulting, marketing their skills, challenges faced along the way, and tools and techniques for success. Walk away equipped with practical tips and ideas for your own career strategy.

From user experience research for product design, to organizational ethnography and coaching, Amy and Beth have worked in a variety of settings, including business, nonprofit, and government organizations. They also provide coaching services to students, academics, and professionals.

The cost of attendance is $15, which includes a recording of the session. If you purchase a spot and are unable to attend, we will share the recording with you via email.

Amy Santee, M.A., is an independent consultant specializing in user experience and design research for product development and strategy. Trained as an anthropologist, she incorporates a social science approach into the user-centered design process, with a focus on qualitative methods. In addition to consulting, Amy has worked on corporate and start-up product teams and with product design agencies, primarily on digital products. She blogs at Anthropologizing about user experience, organizational culture, career strategy, and practicing anthropology at the intersection of business, technology and design.

Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D., is a research consultant and ethnographer who has used her sociological skills to support startups, nonprofits and Fortune 100 companies. Projects have ranged from UX research and design thinking to stakeholder engagement. Her favorite kind of project is working with scientists and technologists on research and how to ask better questions of the people that matter to their organization. She also is the founder of The Athenas, an online peer support community for women and gender nonconforming folk with Ph.D.’s who are leaving academia.  

A limited number of scholarships available, apply here.

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