"Anthropology: the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."
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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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Adonia Lugo

Adonia Lugo

I'm an anthropologist and activist who uses ethnographic research on bicycling to advocate for social justice in urban sustainability. A doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, I'm currently writing a dissertation about human infrastructure for bicycling in Los Angeles.

Mabel Sabogal

Mabel Sabogal

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, and disabled people. Foci: Cultural diversity; wellness; integral education.

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.

Vincent Battesti

Vincent Battesti

Two different fields, both in North Africa and the Middle East: Ecological anthropology, on Sahara oasis ecosystems and the relationship of local societies to their environment. Urban anthropology, mainly on Cairo (Egypt), on the uses and evolutions of public spaces and gardens +Sound anthropology.

Scott Hammerstedt

Scott Hammerstedt

I am an archaeologist at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma. I study the Native American cultures of the Southeastern and Midwestern United States from about AD 1000-1600 that are often called "Mississippian". I specialize in ceramics and archaeological remote sensing.

Guy Duke

Guy Duke

Excavator of artifacts. Drinker of beer. Cooker of food. Player of music. Walker of neighbourhoods. Singer of karaoke. Writer of words. Reader of books. Traveller of world. Rider of bike.

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