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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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Jim Wilce

Jim Wilce

As a linguistic anthropologist I study language and emotion, especially laments (crying songs). In this pic I'm trying traditional lamenting with others in a "Healing Lament" course in Finland. Knowing how those courses work, I've begun comparing them with other Finnish "how to do emotion" courses.

Christina Estep

Christina Estep

I am a grad student at the University of West Florida studying Cultural Anthropology. My interests cover a vast field from archaeology, Native American studies, myth, gender, etc. My current research includes structural analysis of fantasy fiction in modern literature.

Mabel Sabogal

Mabel Sabogal

PhD candidate; educator, mentor, researcher, and administrator. Successful across a broad cross-section of student populations, from adult students in a higher education setting, to at-risk youth learners in a community organization. Foci: Cultural diversity, wellness, and media arts.

Jennifer R.  Wies

Jennifer R. Wies

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.

Raúl Alvarado Navarro

Raúl Alvarado Navarro

I am social anthropologist and I study the experiences of native people who live and work in urban context. I am particularly interested in to know and understanding the social indigenous movements in Mexico.

David Himmelgreen

David Himmelgreen

I am an applied biological anthropologist (with a foot in medical anthropology) who does research of food and nutrition, growth and development, and on food security and disease. My fieldwork takes place in Costa Rica, Southern Africa (Lesotho), and the U.S.

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