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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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Christian Wells

Christian Wells

I am Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida, where I study the influence of environmental worldview on economic decision-making. I work with sustainability scientists to study how Caribbean communities organize themselves to solve problems in sustainable development.

Ed Liebow

Ed Liebow

I am the new Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association, after a long career at the non-profit Battelle Memorial Institute, where I conducted research and public policy analysis on a variety of energy, public health, and social policy issues concerning disadvantaged communities.

Aaron Deter-Wolf

Aaron Deter-Wolf

As a Prehistoric Archaeologist for the State of Tennessee’s Division of Archaeology, I am responsible for conducting archaeological excavations and research, informing the public about archaeology, and investigating disturbances to prehistoric human remains.

Carissa Leifson

Carissa Leifson

I have recently completed my BA in Anthro from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and participated in a field course through the University of Maryland/Universidade de Brasilia in the summer of 2011, Brazil: Indigenous Peoples and Conservation. I plan to pursue my MA, and possibly PhD.

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.

Stacey Tecot

Stacey Tecot

I'm a biological anthropologist, focusing on non-human primate behavior (lemurs), ecology, and hormones. My work is noninvasive, and investigates the behavioral and physiological changes that species undergo in response to environmental changes. I'm interested in the evolution of shared infant care.

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