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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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Phuc Anh Nguyen

Phuc Anh Nguyen

NGUYEN Phuc Anh is lecturer at Vietnam National University. He currently studies for a PhD in anthropology at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. His current research interests include anthropology of nationalism, politics of identity, governmentality and neoliberalism in Vietnam.

David Himmelgreen

David Himmelgreen

I am an applied biological anthropologist (with a foot in medical anthropology) who does research of food and nutrition, growth and development, and on food security and disease. My fieldwork takes place in Costa Rica, Southern Africa (Lesotho), and the U.S.

Sara Thiam

Sara Thiam

My PhD research in Senegal and Mali, West Africa investigates the promotion of children's rights for the thousands of Qur'anic school pupils in the region who beg to support their studies.

Aaron Sams

Aaron Sams

I am a biological/evolutionary anthropologist working in anthropological genomics. I investigate the evolution of complex traits related to diet and immune function using a combination of living and ancient human genomes.

Giovanni Orlando

Giovanni Orlando

I study organic food networks in Western Sicily and Palermo, integrating the moral economy and risk modernity approaches. I am interested in defining dimensions of social and ecological sustainability through the use of anthropological theory.

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

I am an applied visual anthropologist living in Seattle, Washington. I am interested in community-based research with migrant families. Together, we make short films called digital stories to share their experiences.

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