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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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Stella Simpsiridis

Stella Simpsiridis

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.

David Armiak

David Armiak

I am a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology with a strong interest in youth culture and social movements. My research focuses on the student movement in South Korea, historically and presently. I am also interested in the study of the Internet, political economy, power and neoliberalism.

Iain Perdue

Iain Perdue

I am a medical anthropologist at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London working in the NHS to develop and carry out assessments of health. I currently work with artists on projects about cancer and about teddy bears. I have run projects on CSI & Forensics, witchcraft, & schizophrenia.

Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre

Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre

What does make me an anthropologist? My studies ? My diplomas? I think it's more than that. Something coming with a particular way of looking, of thinking. My studies take the Chinese margins as their object. More precisely the Hmong minority and its identity negotiations on the social network QQ.

Jenna Murray de Lopez

Jenna Murray de Lopez

I am a social anthropologist currently researching pregnant embodiment in urban Chiapas, Mexico and female subjectivities in transition to motherhood. My passions are gender, reproductive health issues and political economy of everything!

Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen is a visual artist and Ph.D. student in Anthropology at Columbia University. His research look at the construction of national histories in Bangladesh. His art projects are represented by Experimenter gallery in Kolkata, and the work is in the collection of the British Museum.

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