Anthropology is the worldwide study of human cultures and biology. Our cross-cultural perspective and field research methodology extend our vision beyond familiar social contexts and experiences, challenging culture-bound theories of human nature, rationality and values. Today, in an increasingly global world, a broadly-based perspective on human diversity is an urgent priority. The study of anthropology cuts across a number of disciplines. Historians, comparative political scientists, literary critics, psychologists, physicians, biologists, linguists, archaeologists and others regularly draw on anthropological research and theory. Anthropology faculty and students are active in interdisciplinary research on such topics as nationalism, religion, race and ethnicity, gender, ritual, language, law, violence, refugees, medicine, science, media, literature, human origins, and the interrelation of history and culture. Recent graduates have gone on to graduate school in anthropology and other fields, as well as to professional schools in business, medicine, education and law. Anthropology is also an asset for work in international affairs, financial services, communications, public health, media and market research, and public policy.