Modern Anthro Consulting is the single-owner LLC owned by Dr. Kathryn Grow Allen, an applied anthropologist with a background in cultural and natural heritage, grantsmanship, international projects, and adult learner development.
The consulting services offered under Modern Anthro Consulting LLC focus predominately on heritage, broadly defined. Heritage includes natural, cultural, and intellectual inheritances from the past that modern people hope to preserve and pass on to the future. Many forms of human heritage are at risk, but for different reasons. An historic building may face threats from overtourism, a park preserving native plant and animal habitats may need to change in response to climate change, heirloom knowledge, passed down for generations, may be facing an inheritance cliff. Work to protect, preserve, and pass on each of these things will be distinctly different.
Modern Anthro Consulting expands the lens of heritage even further than the features of human society typically included under the title 'heritage'. For example, while the average lifespan of a company listing in the S&P 500 has shrunk considerably in recent years, there are still legacy companies with considerable heritage. These companies have inherited a lot from their past and need to make strategic decisions about what they retain as a part of their future. This, too, is heritage work.
Current services offered under Modern Anthro Consulting LLC include:
Writing – grants, public-facing media, internal communications, research reports, etc.
Public engagement strategy - development and execution
Microlearning and adult learner content and curricula
Stakeholder engagement projects - development and execution