Anna Nielsen

Research interests: Environment and landscape, resilience and sustainability, GIS analysis, state formation processes, and disaster archaeology in Japan’s Kofun period
研究対象:環境とランドスケープ、持続可能とレジリエンス、地理情報システム(GIS)、国家形成プロセス、自然災害考古学、日本の古墳時代。 

About:

About: Anna Nielsen is a PhD student studying Japanese archaeology at UC Berkeley. Ever since she was a child, she planned to become an archaeologist, but she first became interested in Japan as a high school student when she saw the effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. The question “What can I do to help?” started her on a journey that would take her to several new countries, immerse her in Japanese language, and make her feel profoundly grateful that she is lucky enough to study one of the most fascinating subjects in the world.

Anna graduated with a BA in Anthropology with an archaeology emphasis from Brigham Young University in 2018. She has also conducted research in the Near East at the site of Petra, Jordan, and speaks Portuguese and Spanish in addition to Japanese.

Research Theme(s):
Environment and landscape, resilience and sustainability, geospatial, GIS, state formation processes, disaster archaeology, Kofun period
Region(s): Japan