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.
In the broadest terms, I study how people make sense of new media technologies now and in the past. For the past 15 years I have been studying how medical professionals, engineers, entrepreneurs, social scientists, and policy makers have imagined using interactive video as a way to improve health.
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 currently working on my masters degree at the University of West Florida specializing in historic archaeology and public education.
I am a Public Anthropologist, my research is informed by feminist and postcolonial theories. I use a comparative and reflexive anthropological lens to address internal colonialism, gender, poverty, social oppression and structural violence in the postcolonial and neoliberal context of India.
Rolf Straubhaar is an educational anthropologist who primarily works with Latino/a students in the U.S. and with adult educators in Brazil and lusophone Africa. His research focuses on how educational ideas spread internationally and are then adapted locally.
Jennifer R. Wies is an applied medical anthropologist dedicated to teaching and practicing anthropology. Jennifer is an assistant professor of anthropology at Eastern Kentucky University. Her research focuses on structures of violence as experienced and expressed by local populations.