"Anthropology: exploring the human in all of us."
American Anthropological Association
Featured Content

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.

About Anthropology Are You an Anthropologist? What do Anthropologists Do?
Learn more about anthropology and its four fields. About Anthropology.
Featured Biographies
Mabel Sabogal

Mabel Sabogal

Educator, mentor, researcher, and administrator. Successful across a broad cross-section of student populations, from adult students in a higher education setting, to at-risk youth learners in a community organization, and disabled people. Foci: Cultural diversity; wellness; integral education.

Steven Ybarrola

Steven Ybarrola

I am a sociocultural anthropologist. My main research site is the southern Basque region in Spain, and I have focused on issues of inter-ethnic relations, migration, adaptation, identity, diasporas, and transnationalism. I have also conducted research among Basques in the U.S., Cajuns, and Latinos.

Gene  Cowherd

Gene Cowherd

Doctoral student in applied medical anthro. My research interests are neuro and nutritional anthropology, biosocial approaches to neural development and function disparities in food insecure areas. My MA research focused on the effects of food insecurity and depression in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Katherine Dettwyler

Katherine Dettwyler

My research focuses on breastfeeding/weaning from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. I teach at the University of Delaware, and am most widely known as the author of Dancing Skeletons (about Mali) and Cultural Anthropology and Human Experience.

Elizabeth Briody

Elizabeth Briody

For years I was a researcher at GM but now I run my own business (Cultural Keys LLC) which helps firms and nonprofits address organizational and cultural-change issues. I work with clients in industries such as medical, consumer-products, long-term care, and insurance, but I love manufacturing!

Tracy Prowse

Tracy Prowse

I am a biological anthropologist, and I am interested in understanding what life was like for people who lived in the ancient Mediterranean world. I do this by collecting evidence from human skeletons and integrating this evidence with archaeological and historical information.

Load Time: 3 milliseconds