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 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 applied medical anthropologist working on nutrition and MCH issues. My current work includes developing a social marketing campaign to encourage food gardening and produce donation to food pantries. I also oversee data collection and analysis for Title V MCH programs in Iowa.
I am a medical anthropologist investigating how culture and states of consciousness shape and influence human health. From healing rituals in West and East Africa to meditation and alternative medicine in the United States, I seek to understand holistic approaches to health and well-being.
As a sociocultural anthropologist, I plan to assess media as spaces of contention and resistance in (re)constructing and (re)presenting the 2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico student strikes, as well as, the ways in which they are currently perceived by the University community.
I work on two different linguistic anthropology research themes. In political discourse, I see how politicians, news media, and citizens interact through language. At the same time, I analyze identity and language learning-how learning new languages makes people think differently about who they are.
I am working at the intersection of disaster management and aging studies, exploring how community-dwelling families respond to hurricanes while simultaneously providing care for family members with Alzheimer’s Disease.