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 an applied biological anthropologist (with a foot in medical anthropology) who does research of food and nutrition, growth and development, and on food security and disease. My fieldwork takes place in Costa Rica, Southern Africa (Lesotho), and the U.S.
I am an archaeologist with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. I locate and record archaeological sites in the vicinity of transportation projects in order to help the department maintain and improve roadways and bridges while preserving important cultural resources.
Visiting Professor and Coordinator of Linguistics Minor, with research interests in play/performance/identity, masking, pragmatics/linguistics, CMC, and digital anthro. When not acting up in public I research refugee first language retention, virtu/reality, and spaces of conflict in the commons.
Rolf Straubhaar is an educational anthropologist who primarily works with Latino/a students in the U.S. and with adult educators in Brazil and lusophone Africa. His research focuses on how educational ideas spread internationally and are then adapted locally.
I am the new Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association, after a long career at the non-profit Battelle Memorial Institute, where I conducted research and public policy analysis on a variety of energy, public health, and social policy issues concerning disadvantaged communities.
I am social anthropologist and I study the experiences of native people who live and work in urban context. I am particularly interested in to know and understanding the social indigenous movements in Mexico.