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 currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University. My primary focus of study is Linguistic Anthropology, specifically literacy as a social practice. My thesis research involves the study of conversations that occur in bathroom stall through graffiti.
I am a medical anthropologist and I'm interested in how Alaska Native communities interact with biomedical researchers and vice versa.
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 an applied anthropologist and mixed methods researcher working for the American Anthropological Association. I use interviews, surveys, participant observation, focus groups, and ethnography in program evaluation to identify opportunities for improvement.
I am an archaeologist. I research the lives, religions, politics, and pottery of ancient Native American peoples. My excavations focus on the Midwest and Southeastern United States. My newest research projects are at the Mississippian sites of Cahokia Mounds and Kincaid Mounds in Illinois.
I am a PhD candidate in Archaeology in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. I have worked on excavations in Egypt, Spain, Peru, and the western U.S. I specialize in bioarchaeology, paleo-oncology, Egyptology, trauma analysis, and archaeological photography.