Marcus B. Griffin

Marcus B. Griffin (Ph.D. U Illinois 1996) is a second-generation anthropologist with special interest in understanding how subsistence and market activities are connected to culture, social organization, demographics, and the environment. He is also interested in social network analysis, social impact studies, and applied research methods. He has studied and lived with hunters and gatherers in the Philippines, worked with Native American Tribes, and travelled extensively in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He deployed to Iraq for thirteen months and more recently conducted Phase 0 studies in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Currently, he combines his area expertise on the Middle East with that of Asia and the Pacific to develop applied sociocultural research methods, training, and support solutions for the warfighter. He may be reached at marcus.b.griffin@gmail.com.

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