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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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Oscar Escudero

Oscar Escudero

I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University. My primary focus of study is Linguistic Anthropology, specifically literacy as a social practice. My thesis research involves the study of conversations that occur in bathroom stall through graffiti.

Scott Hammerstedt

Scott Hammerstedt

I am an archaeologist at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma. I study the Native American cultures of the Southeastern and Midwestern United States from about AD 1000-1600 that are often called "Mississippian". I specialize in ceramics and archaeological remote sensing.

Christine Kirby

Christine Kirby

I recently graduated from NAU with my Master's in Linguistic Anthropology. I now work for a research project housed by UNC Chapel Hill which investigates the local health disparity of HIV/AIDS in Eastern North Carolina. I am most passionate about research in language use and mental health.

Ilana Gershon

Ilana Gershon

I study how people use new media to accomplish their everyday tasks. I have written a lot about how people use new media to breakup with each other. I am now studying the role new media plays when people are trying to get hired (or hire people) and when people are fired.

Ana Inés Heras Monner Sans

Ana Inés Heras Monner Sans

I work with self-govt.&self-managed groups. Juntos estudiamos qué aprendemos y cómo para llevar adelante nuestros proyectos auto-gestionados usando la investigación-acción participativa. I use participatory action-research as an approach.

Stefan Krause

Stefan Krause

I am an applied cultural anthropologist. While I am a student and big fan of the history of anthropological theory, I have found myself in an awesome position working and researching in the field of heritage preservation in the incredibly wonderful islands of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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