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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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NICHOLAS JACKSON

NICHOLAS JACKSON

I study social movements; power relations as well as cultural and geographical underpinnings of "common sense" political science and economics; and strategies (e.g. CSR) whereby business is conducted in less-industrialized areas (particularly Africa and Latin America).

Beth Schill

Beth Schill

I majored in Cultural Anthropology and received my master's in International Development, focusing my studies on the socio-cultural impact of tourism in Tibet. I currently work in human capital management at a major consulting firm, and love how anthro helps me in understanding my clients needs.

Roman Sieler

Roman Sieler

I am a Medical Anthropologist, focusing on non-codified and manual medical practices in South Asia. My interests also include Tamil Studies and the history of medicine. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry.

Traci Ardren

Traci Ardren

I'm an archaeologist interested in how social identities were constructed in the ancient New World. I write about how gender or age shaped people's experiences in ancient Maya culture. My research project in Yucatan, Mexico looks at the social identities of Classic period craft producers.

Rolf Straubhaar

Rolf Straubhaar

Rolf Straubhaar is an educational anthropologist who primarily works with Latino/a students in the U.S. and with adult educators in Brazil and lusophone Africa. His research focuses on how educational ideas spread internationally and are then adapted locally.

Douglas Hume

Douglas Hume

My research interest is discovering how humans interpret their environment and how these interpretations influence their behavior both with the environment and with others in their social group. I have focused on agricultural development and conservation in Belize, Madagascar, and the US.

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