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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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Beatriz Reyes-Foster

Beatriz Reyes-Foster

Although my area of specialty is in sociocultural anthropology, my research focuses on issues closely linked to medical and psychological anthropology. I study the way in which mental illness is understood and produced by recipients and providers of care in psychiatric settings in Yucatan, Mexico.

Frederic Gleach

Frederic Gleach

I curate the Anthropology Collections at Cornell University. I'm interested in visual & material culture, museums & collecting, & cultural interactions like colonialism and tourism. I've written extensively on the Powhatan Indians of Virginia & on the history of anthropology, & also on Puerto Rico.

Marnie Shaffer

Marnie Shaffer

I am a cultural anthropologist who studies gender and migration. I’ve conducted research with Somali refugees in Johannesburg, South Africa and Columbus, Ohio.

Kimberly Plomp

Kimberly Plomp

I am a physical anthropologist and bioarchaeologist specializing in the use of geometric morphometrics to analyse human morphological variation in both health and disease.

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.

Christian Gates St-Pierre

Christian Gates St-Pierre

I am an archaeologist studying the prehistory of Iroquoian populations from Northeastern North America. I am also a specialist in the analysis of animal bones and bone tools found on archaeological sites. I am now trying to combine my professional formation with my passion for photography.

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