About Us

At Anthropogenesis we take complex human-centric data and translate it into a comprehensible format, enabling our clients to understand their stakeholders and customers much better.

Kevin Porter

Anthropogenesis was founded in July 2018 by Brisbane based anthropologist, Kevin Porter. Kevin holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Queensland and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

He has over 20 years of experience conducting research in Europe, the Middle East and Australia, and has conducted studies on the military, the construction industry and the health-care system, examining concepts such as motivation, productivity or identity.

Kevin is passionate about providing companies with greater insights into the worlds they operate in through the application of his anthropological knowledge. He firmly believes that making sense of and understanding the human aspect of the equation is not only at the basis for all successful human interactions, but also proves vital to the process of innovation.

Dr. Noémie Hermeking PhD

Noémie Hermeking holds a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA and an M.A. in social anthropology and ethnology from l´École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She has done extensive research with Indigenous communities both in Canada and the USA. After her return to Germany, she is currently working as an intercultural trainer, project leader to empower disadvantaged youth, lecturer and research associate at the Hochschule Coburg for the EU-funded project path2integrity.

I’m an experienced intercultural trainer with a background in anthropology and education who enables people to unlock their full potential in order to work in a multicultural world. As a project leader I work to advance young people’s educational opportunities to levelling the plainfield for underserved communities. I am passionate about social equity in our world- in particular to the indigenous populations and marginalized communities in general. I have made it my mission to create social awareness by empowering others. I’m using my anthropological lens as a tool to understand the insider’s perspective and examine issues of social justice and access to education.

As an intercultural trainer, my aim is to show the impact of culture whether you work in a multicultural team or work abroad. By exploring cultural cues cross – culturally , participants will gain a better understanding of their own and others ́ values, as a means to better communicate with people from other cultures. As an anthropologist I am also conducting qualitative studies in order to understand the insider’s perspective and their experience. My objective is to deliver valuable insights to better grasp how cultures are “ticking”.

I have presented my research at conferences, shared my knowledge in workshops and have published both in English and in German. I am fluent in German, French and German and have studied and lived in various countries (South Korea, France, Germany, Canada and USA).

2021
Von der Peripherie ins Zentrum- die Entfaltung der Lernenden am Beispiel indigener Pädagogik. In: Agilität und Bildung- Ein Reiseführer durch die Welt der Agilität. 214-218: Visual Ink Publishing.
2021
Sioux kinship – a trust lesson in Community Mindset for us all. Blogbeitrag für die Hochschule für Philosophie/ Kontrapunkte.
2020
Have you ever empowered someone?. Blogbeitrag für die Hochschule für Philosophie/ Kontrapunkte.
2020
Dichte Beschreibung – Kompass zur Interpretation der Angst vor dem Fremden. In Salzburger Interdisziplinäre Diskurse. In: Culture- A Life of Learning. Clifford Geertz und aktuelle gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen. 127-139. Peter Lang Verlag.
2019
Intercultural Competence Trainings for Organizations Working with the Newly Arrived Refugees in Germany. In: Angewandte Ethnologie: Perspektiven einer anwendungsorientierten Wissenschaft.393-405. Springer Verlag.
2014
Where are you from?- or the importance of intercultural competence for identity construction, Lodz Papers in Pragmatics. 10.1:147-161.Versita.
2014
Indigene Überlebensschule als Beispiel von Integration in den USA. In: Einwanderungsland Deutschland – Wie kann Integration aus ethnologischer Sicht gelingen?, 165-174. Waxmann Verlag.
2014
Integrating Applied Anthropology to Teach Gender Roles in the Age of Globalization, in collaboration with Dr. Ursula Bertels, In: Going Global: Critical Perspectives on Multiculturalism, Globalization, and English Education. 113-127. Cambridge Scholars Press.
2012
Learning Culture in an Urban Tribe: An Indian School in Milwaukee. ProQuest.

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