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Welcome to This is Anthropology. On this website, you can learn more about the discipline of anthropology, use our interactive map to learn about anthropology projects in different parts of the world, explore the skills and careers anthropologists have, and find out how you can become an anthropologist.

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Jenna Murray de Lopez

Jenna Murray de Lopez

I am a social anthropologist currently researching pregnant embodiment in urban Chiapas, Mexico and female subjectivities in transition to motherhood. My passions are gender, reproductive health issues and political economy of everything!

Kyle West

Kyle West

I am a medical anthropologist at UTSW Medical Center. I'm working on a study looking at depression in patients with chronic kidney disease. Since I have been working with these, I am very interested in neuroanthropology. I also teach general and cultural anthropology at Collin College.

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

I am a biological anthropologist with eclectic interests, centered on the questions of “Who are we?” and Where did we come from?” My books include What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee (2002) and Why I Am Not a Scientist (2009). Paradoxically, however, I am about 98% scientist, and not a chimpanzee.

Catherine Sanders

Catherine Sanders

I am a research associate at a non-governmental organization that implements maternal and child health development programs in Nepal and Uganda (e.g. clean water). My research helps to assess community needs and characteristics, and provides information used in designing more effective programs.

Douglas Hume

Douglas Hume

My research interest is discovering how humans interpret their environment and how these interpretations influence their behavior both with the environment and with others in their social group. I have focused on agricultural development and conservation in Belize, Madagascar, and the US.

Vincent Battesti

Vincent Battesti

Two different fields, both in North Africa and the Middle East: Ecological anthropology, on Sahara oasis ecosystems and the relationship of local societies to their environment. Urban anthropology, mainly on Cairo (Egypt), on the uses and evolutions of public spaces and gardens +Sound anthropology.

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