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.
My research focuses on breastfeeding/weaning from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. I teach at the University of Delaware, and am most widely known as the author of Dancing Skeletons (about Mali) and Cultural Anthropology and Human Experience.
I am a medical anthropologist also trained in global health, and my research examines the ethics and politics of short-term humanitarian interventions, such as food aid, "health camps," and medical volunteer work.
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.
I am a graduate of UNT's Applied Anthropology program who studies online culture such as gamers in World of Warcraft and developers of open source software like Fedora and Red Hat. In my work as a user experience researcher and designer I do user research to find ways to make software easier to use.
What heritage matters and why? How do we use it? Those are my central questions for my work in public archaeology and heritage. I’m interested in public outreach and involvement, official designations and public memory, and in the broader relevance of heritage, especially in the US.
I am an applied anthropologist and ethnographer. I generally work with Native American tribes. I study fisheries, subsistence, and traditional cultural properties. I am most passionate about the retention and transmission of cultural practices, including language.