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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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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.

Catherine White

Catherine White

I'm a graduate student in applied anthropology working on my master's thesis in parolee re-entry. Other interests include the foster care system and school discipline.

Nell Haynes

Nell Haynes

I am a cultural anthropologist working in Chile and Bolivia. I am interested in visual representation, gender, and ethnicity. My dissertation focused on the cholitas luchadoras of La Paz, and currently I'm working on a project on new media in Northern Chile.

Pablo Gustavo Rodriguez

Pablo Gustavo Rodriguez

Social, development & business anthropologist in the public sector. Research methods professor at FCNyM-UNLP. Entrepreunership & local development public policies. Most of all I love computer assisted qualitative analysis.

Shana Hughes

Shana Hughes

I am an applied medical anthropologist. I study how people experience and talk about health, illness, and the body. I want to know how this connects to the rest of their lives--for example, who individuals feel they are, and how they fit into the world around them.

Miguel  Garcia

Miguel Garcia

Recently graduated w/ honors & received a BA in Anthropology at California State University,San Bernardino in June 2013. I recently got accepted to the Applied Anthropology Graduate program at San Jose State. Interests: militarism & culture, the state,social movements,idenity politics& globalization

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