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'm a Design Researcher and Applied Anthropologist based in Portland, OR. My work focuses on using human-centered research methods to generate insights for strategy and design. I have a deep affinity for helping organizations shape and improve products and services through understanding people.
EJ Sobo specializes in health, illness, and medicine across cultures. She has worked in both academia and healthcare proper. Dr. Sobo's current core project examines how adults' ethnomedical understandings about healthy child development affect strategies and standards for K-12 education.
I am a bioarchaeologist/physical anthropologist and PhD student. I am currently working on an analysis of tibias from Nubia - ancient northern Sudan - to see if I can determine who was doing certain kinds of activity. I do my research in a museum, but I also get to go into the field and dig!
Doctoral student in applied medical anthro. My research interests are neuro and nutritional anthropology, biosocial approaches to neural development and function disparities in food insecure areas. My MA research focused on the effects of food insecurity and depression in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
PhD candidate; educator, mentor, researcher, and administrator. Successful across a broad cross-section of student populations, from adult students in a higher education setting, to at-risk youth learners in a community organization. Foci: Cultural diversity, wellness, and media arts.
Anthropology is not for everyone, but those who engage in it tend to do so with a passion. This is a field that urges us to piece together what it means to be human from our evolution, archaeological study of the past, ethnographic study of people today and probing the semantics of languages.