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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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Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

I am a medical anthropologist and I'm interested in how Alaska Native communities interact with biomedical researchers and vice versa.

Linda Hoang

Linda Hoang

Linda Hoang is a biological anthropology graduate student at the University of West Florida. Her interests include forensic anthropology, human osteology, molecular anthropology, neuroanthropology, paleoanthropology, digital anthropology, cultural anthropology, biomimetics, bioinformatics, etc.

Douglas  Shaver

Douglas Shaver

I am a North American archaeologist who focuses primarily on landscape use. I am also certified in GIS (Geographic Informations Systems) a type of computer mapping and I have a graduate certification in Native American studies.

Gene  Cowherd

Gene Cowherd

Doctoral student in applied medical anthro. My research interests are neuro and nutritional anthropology, biosocial approaches to neural development and function disparities in food insecure areas. My MA research focused on the effects of food insecurity and depression in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Cynthia Fowler

Cynthia Fowler

I am an ecological anthropologist with special interests in the human dimensions of fire ecology. My research explores the ways that the senses of self that produce collective identities intersect with cycles of disturbance and succession to create diverse microecologies and emergent societies.

PANKAJ JAIN

PANKAJ JAIN

Applied anthropologist of religion, culture, and ecology researching in India and in the Indian diaspora in the USA. Author of the award-winning book Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability (2011) and assistant professor at the University of North Texas.

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