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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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Ian Parker

Ian Parker

I am interested in human and environmental interactions in places such as Southeast Asia (especially West Papua, Maluku, Kalimantan) and the Amazon. My current research focuses on social dynamics of marine conservation in the Raja Ampat archipelago of West Papua Indonesia.

Angela Kristin VandenBroek

Angela Kristin VandenBroek

I am a doctoral student at the University of Binghamton. Prior to this I worked as an applied anthropologist making websites. I use my anthropological knowledge to create designs and branding that resonate with their target populations.

Maria Chiara Miduri

Maria Chiara Miduri

I am a linguistic and applied anthropologist woking in Turin area (Italy) and specialized in intercultural communication. My research is focused on prosocial behavior in intercultural relations, socialization systemics in multilinguistic communities and the role of volunteering.

Michael Kimball

Michael Kimball

I am an archaeologist and applied anthropologist doing community engaged research and teaching focused on cultural heritage studies. My work includes the application of place building theory to "living heritage" contexts both locally and internationally.

Zach Throckmorton

Zach Throckmorton

Biological anthropologist interested in exploring how anatomical variation of living humans can be used to better understand the fossil record & improve medical care. I teach anatomy to first year medical students, so I get to see 'endless forms' in lab every day!

Wilmer Mejía Carrión

Wilmer Mejía Carrión

I am a cultural anthropologist of Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal(UNFV)in Lima, Peru. I am interested how people be related with their own cultural heritage

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