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 cultural anthropologist and I study connections between environmental conflict, minority rights, and ethnic politics. Most recently I have been researching the social impacts of carbon sequestration projects on contested forest land in rural Kenya.
I am an ecological anthropologist with special interests in the human dimensions of fire ecology. My research explores the ways that the senses of self that produce collective identities intersect with cycles of disturbance and succession to create diverse microecologies and emergent societies.
I work with communities and organizations to help them better understand how ecological practices effect health and wellness. I am passionate about sharing anthropology with a wide audience through innovative, multi-media events and educational tools.
I am a doctoral candidate in biological anthropology with a focus on paleoanthropology. My research focuses on craniofacial evolution, with an emphasis on the chin, within the genus Homo over the last 2 million years. I also teach both at the community college and university levels.
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.
I am a linguistic anthropologist, which means I look at the relationship between language and culture. In my research I work with indigenous communities (in Canada and in Papua New Guinea) on language revitalization projects, as well as with created language communities (such as Na'vi speakers).