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Welcome to This is Anthropology. On this website, you can learn more about the discipline of anthropology, use our interactive map to learn about anthropology projects in different parts of the world, explore the skills and careers anthropologists have, and find out how you can become an anthropologist.

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Emma Louise Backe

Emma Louise Backe

I'm currently an undergraduate at Vassar College studying cultural and medical anthropology with a dual degree in English, which allows me to pursue corollary research in folklore and indigenous literary traditions. I recently completed a research project on cultural etiologies of sleep paralysis.

Margarita Del Olmo

Margarita Del Olmo

I am a cultural anthropologist working as a scientist at the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. I have done field work on Canadian reservation System, Argentinian Exiles to Spain, Spanish Converts to Islam, Immgration and Integration, and Intercultural Education

Brian Hoey

Brian Hoey

I am a cultural anthropologist (Associate Professor at Marshall University) who studies migration, economic restructuring, community development, and environmental health. I am an engaged scholar, committed teacher, and community activist where I live and work in Huntington, West Virginia.

Pamela Mayne Correia

Pamela Mayne Correia

I am a forensic anthropologist and curator for a large human Osteology collection at the University of Alberta. I am interested in research aimed at understanding the taphonomy of human bone, including fungal and bacterial degradation, as well as the effects of intense heat on the bone tissue.

Joseph A. Evans

Joseph A. Evans

I'm a technoarchaeologist, a type of anthropologist who researches new technologies in other "sectors" that focus on non-destructive/invasive, and non-contact solutions to challenges facing people. I explore resources that increase digital preservation, representation, interpretation, and connection

Elizabeth  Cooper

Elizabeth Cooper

Trained as an applied, medical anthropologist. I work on nutrition and food insecurity issues in Sarawak, Malaysia and user experience issues for UA Libraries here in Alabama. All of my work focuses on cognitive and visual methods.

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