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 an anthropological archaeologist studying ancient hunter-gatherers. My work, focusing on freshwater shell mounds in Florida, explores the complex relationships between communities and ecological change, and how they may inform current and future responses to climate change.
I am a retired anthropology educator and I am certified to teach anthropology in secondary schools by the State of Michigan. I taught anthropology and archaeology at the high school level and I have also taught Native American Studies at an urban tribal education center.
I'm a public archaeologist with the Florida Public Archaeology Network; I serve seven counties in northeast Florida. My primary fields of interest are African diaspora, Spanish colonial, and (of course) archaeology outreach and education.
I am a medical anthropologist also trained in global health, and my research examines the ethics and politics of short-term humanitarian interventions, such as food aid, "health camps," and medical volunteer work.
Stella is a graduate student at the University of West Florida studying biological anthropology. She is interested in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensics, infectious diseases, and historical cemeteries.
I am currently studying the social and health impacts of microfinance (the provision of small loans to individuals or groups that often cannot access formal banking institutions) in Quito, Ecuador for my PhD dissertation in medical anthropology.