WHAT DO ANTHROPOLOGISTS DO IN LATVIA?
In Latvia, academic study opportunities in anthropology are offered by the University of Latvia and Riga Stradins University. The most extensive research in Latvia, as elsewhere in the world, takes place in medical anthropology, which also has its own subsection. Medical anthropology combines the practical application of anthropological knowledge with an analysis of how medicalization shapes our understanding of the body, care, health, relationships, and science and technology. Active research is also taking place in public, gender, economic and urban anthropology, while students are increasingly focusing on the use of digital and technology.
There are several active research companies in Latvia, whose teams include anthropologists, also conducting research in the public sector and marketing. Others with anthropological education work in public administration, business and non-governmental organizations, revealing a wide range of job opportunities after graduation.