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 seek to understand patterns in the human world, especially about the nature of the self and the forces shaping it. Currently I study childhood, education, learning, and schooling. Other interests: ethnicity, nationalism, identity, truth and deception, cheating, and plagiarism. And food. And media.
I am interested in the health consequences of interaction between groups. Currently, I am doing dissertation work on the island of Cyprus regarding trade interactions; previously I have focused on the social role of violence in the southwestern US during the PI period (AD 700-900).
I am currently a graduate student at the University of West Florida studying Anthropology. My research focuses on the human utilization of cave environments in southeastern North America.
As an applied anthropologist, I use archaeology to study contemporary homelessness in Indianapolis. That might surprise some people, but archaeologists study all "stuff", not just old things. I also teach museum studies at IUPUI and work with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
I curate the Anthropology Collections at Cornell University. I'm interested in visual & material culture, museums & collecting, & cultural interactions like colonialism and tourism. I've written extensively on the Powhatan Indians of Virginia & on the history of anthropology, & also on Puerto Rico.
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.