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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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Suzana  Mic

Suzana Mic

I am an environmental anthropologist interested in the way we manage nature in today's growing urban society. I think this research is extremely important as it offers insight into some of the ways in which we create both our present as well as our future.

Amina Tawasil

Amina Tawasil

I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education. My current research is about the seminarian (howzevi) women of Iran, looking at how they constitute and reconstitute their paths to the howzeh (seminary) education. I'm interested in the intersection between Islamic education, women and the state.

Tanya Peres

Tanya Peres

I am an archaeologist interested in the relationships past humans societies had with their environments, and especially the interaction between humans and non-human animals. I am especially drawn to areas along rivers and coastlines in the Southeastern US

Desiree  Monarrez

Desiree Monarrez

The aspect of anthropology that I am most passionate about is biological anthropology. This field is very broad ,but I find myself drawn to human evolution and variation, paleoanthropology, genetics, and forensic anthropology. I wish to expand my education, research, and work in this area.

Martina Volfova

Martina Volfova

I am an MA student in linguistic anthropology at Northern Arizona University where my focus has been issues of indigenous language revitalization and cultural preservation. My goal is to do work and research that is relevant to indigenous communities and that offers real and practical solutions.

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.

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