"Anthropology: the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."
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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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Victoria Leo

Victoria Leo

My primary research interests started out in biology - I've taught anatomy & physiology at the college level and love working with future medical people. These days I spend more time focusing on how culture impacts medicine. I want people to understand how complex & importantthe study of humanity is

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

I am a cultural medical anthropologist with an interest in sexual and reproductive health. My goals are to combine the agenda of public health with the tools and insights of anthropology to develop strategies for improving reproductive and sexual health outcomes of various communities.

Angela Kristin VandenBroek

Angela Kristin VandenBroek

I am a doctoral student at the University of Binghamton. Prior to this I worked as an applied anthropologist making websites. I use my anthropological knowledge to create designs and branding that resonate with their target populations.

Nancy Gillis

Nancy Gillis

I am a medical anthropologist who focuses on public health issues such as food security, chronic disease prevention, nutrition and food systems. I assist food banks in developing more efficient programs by learning from individuals who have experienced food security and poverty.

Paula Alethia González Arellano

Paula Alethia González Arellano

I'm a passionate anthropologist, feminist, activist and researcher. I love doing fieldwork. I'm director of a NGO called "Cultivando Comunidad" we work with women, youth and indigenous people in the state of Puebla, Mexico. My topics: gender, violence and sexual and reproductive rights.

Charlotte Noble

Charlotte Noble

I am an applied anthropologist interested in the everyday lives of HIV positive people and decisions they have to make in situations of hunger and insecurity. I am also interested in the physical and emotional consequences of food insecurity. I have worked in the US, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Lesotho.

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