Field Gear for Anthropologists

Students and new faculty regularly ask me what gear, website company, apps and travel cards I recommend when they begin their careers so I thought I thought I would post a list. I’ll keep adding to it as I think of more useful items. And full disclosure: some of these links are referrals and I may receive a commission. For example, I’ll receive a small account credit if you sign up for a domain and website using the link below.




  • Landmark Associates – I’ve been using Landmark since graduate school and they now offer me and my students a special rate. They also provide NIH certifications for IRB applications, which is useful.
  • Rev – I have yet to use them but a student said they looked like a good option.
  • Verbertim – I have yet to use them but a student said they looked like a good option.
  • TranscribeMe – I have yet to use them but they integrate with Nvivo, which is interesting.

iPhone and Android Apps

  • Apps – I’m slowly building a list of apps as I test them out, but for now take a look at this list or this list.

Office Management

  • Scheduling Office Hours – Though I keep an open door and walk-in policy for office hours, sometimes students prefer to reserve a time. You Can Book Me takes a bit to set up and sync to Outlook (via Google Calendar), but it really cuts down on the emails.  See what it looks like on my webpage.

Annual Review & Tenure

Okay, these are not for students, but I’ve found some utility in these texts as I prep for tenure review.