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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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Ryan Klotz

Ryan Klotz

My interest is in applied anthropology in a variety of scenarios, including rural development program evaluation, cross-cultural social media use, public health research, social network formation, and local food system dynamics. I am eclectic methodologically, employing both qual and quant methods.

Niko Besnier

Niko Besnier

I am a cultural and linguistic anthropologist, currently researching migrant men from the Global South who aspire to become professional athletes in the Global North, raising issues of masculinity, national belonging, and hope.

Leland Gilsen

Leland Gilsen

Retired State Archaeologist (Oregon). I have a Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory, I make replica and reproduction artifacts, my educational website is oregon-archaeology.com. I teach at early living skills events around the west: Echoes-in-time; Rabbitstick, Winter Count , Buckeye

Mindy Pitre

Mindy Pitre

I am a biological anthropologist who studies disease in ancient populations. I have worked on human skeletal collections from around the world including in Egypt, the Sudan, and Syria. I am passionate about the past, and I enjoy sharing this passion with students.

Yvon Van der Pijl

Yvon Van der Pijl

I am a cultural anthropologist with a special interest in the anthropology of death, dying and mourning. Ongoing research aims amongst others at death studies, global health, biopolitics, ageing and care over distance. See for further information: http://www.uu.nl/staff/yvanderpijl/

Patrick Clarkin

Patrick Clarkin

I am a biological anthropologist and associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My research integrates the impact of social and evolutionary forces on growth, nutrition, and health. In particular, I have focused on the long-term impact of war on the health of SE Asian refugees.

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