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.
I am a graduate student studying medical anthropology. I am interested in how patients make decisions about their health care and how doctors and nurses can better meet the needs of people from all backgrounds.
I am an applied medical anthropologist. I study how people experience and talk about health, illness, and the body. I want to know how this connects to the rest of their lives--for example, who individuals feel they are, and how they fit into the world around them.
I am a PhD Candidate in cultural anthropology. My dissertation examines value production through the lens of university students' romantic entanglements in Uganda, while my larger research program addresses issues of gender, consumption, belonging, and mobility in the East African Community.
I'm an archaeologist who studies the material culture of space exploration, particularly orbital debris or space junk. I also work in Indigenous heritage.
I'm an anthropologist and activist who uses ethnographic research on bicycling to advocate for social justice in urban sustainability. A doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, I'm currently writing a dissertation about human infrastructure for bicycling in Los Angeles.
I am a biological anthropologist who studies disease in ancient populations. I have worked on human skeletal collections from around the world including in Egypt, the Sudan, and Syria. I am passionate about the past, and I enjoy sharing this passion with students.