Published: Feb. 16, 2021

Michael Kilman, Instructor in the anthropology department, along with anthropologist Kyra Wellstrom recently published the book Build Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers, and Filmmakers. The book features core concepts of real cultures to help readers understand how cultural systems work. What makes cultures tick? How do concepts like race, gender, class, language, religion, medicine, history and evolution work in the real world? This book provides a tool kit for understanding anthropology and real world cultures so that fictional worlds are more holistic, engaging and immersive.