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 bioarchaeologist studying health and their social identities. In particular, I am interested in the ancient Southwest and the Historical US West. At present, I'm studying the Overland Trail and Westward Expansion to understand the history, and biological consequences, of racism and inequality
I'm a neuroanthropologist and study how training affects our brains and bodies, especially our senses and perceptions. I've studied capoeira in Brazil, cage-fighting in the US, and now rugby in Australia and the Pacific. I have the greatest job on the planet!
I'm currently a graduate student most interested in public archaeology. Being a public archaeologist allows me to educate and engage with anyone-- children, students, adults, teachers, government officials, other anthropologists-- in many ways, such as activities, publications, or workshop.
In the broadest terms, I study how people make sense of new media technologies now and in the past. For the past 15 years I have been studying how medical professionals, engineers, entrepreneurs, social scientists, and policy makers have imagined using interactive video as a way to improve health.
Historical linguists examine the history of individual languages and their interrelationships with other languages. My area of focus is the Indo-European language family, especially the Germanic branch, and my dissertation involves the Gothic translation of the Greek New Testament (from c. 350).
I'm currently an undergraduate at Vassar College studying cultural and medical anthropology with a dual degree in English, which allows me to pursue corollary research in folklore and indigenous literary traditions. I recently completed a research project on cultural etiologies of sleep paralysis.