Nicholas Thomas

Nicholas Thomas is professor of historical anthropology at the University of Cambridge and director of the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He has written and edited numerous books, including Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire, for which he was awarded the Wolfson History Prize in 2011.

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