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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.

Kristi L. Lewton

Kristi L. Lewton

I am a biological anthropologist. I research the evolution of bipedality in our human ancestors, focusing on the comparative anatomy of the hip bones to answer the question: what factors shape the human pelvis? I also do paleoanthropological fieldwork in East and South Africa.

Caitlyn  Carlson

Caitlyn Carlson

I just recently graduated with my bachelors in anthropology. I am working in an small but growing history museum as their up and coming education coordinator. I will eventually get my masters in museum education.

Scott Matter

Scott Matter

I am a cultural anthropologist and I study connections between environmental conflict, minority rights, and ethnic politics. Most recently I have been researching the social impacts of carbon sequestration projects on contested forest land in rural Kenya.

Amina Tawasil

Amina Tawasil

I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education. My current research is about the seminarian (howzevi) women of Iran, looking at how they constitute and reconstitute their paths to the howzeh (seminary) education. I'm interested in the intersection between Islamic education, women and the state.

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

I study what it means to be modern, and connected, in Egypt and India. I write about global flows of consumer goods (Pokemon, McDonald's, coffee shops) and in the ways people use media in their everyday lives. My books include "Connected in Cairo" and "Anthropology and Mass Communication."

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