Anthropology

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Barker, John Local and global religion, history of Canadian anthropology, ethno-history, the anthropology of art and the impact of international environmental organizations upon indigenous peoples
Blackburn, Carole relationship between Indigenous peoples and settler states; how Indigenous nations assert their rights and sovereignty in struggles over land and political recognition, and the consequences for Indigenous people of engaging states in legal and political arenas.
Blake, Thomas Michael Archaeological research, origins and spread of maize agriculture in the Americas, exploration of Coast Salish identities as expressed in house structures and village settlement layouts extending from about 3000 years ago
Bloch, Alexia Migration and Transnationalism, Anthropology of Gender, Statelessness, Ethnographic Methods and Writing, Socialist Cultures and Projects of Modernity, Eurasia, Peoples of Siberia
Creighton, Millie Japan, Japanese descent communities (Nikkei or Nikkeijin), Korea, Inter-Asian Relations, Identity, Consumerism, Popular and Mass Culture, Gender, Minorities, Work and Leisure
Davis, Wade Latin America, passionate defender of all of life
Gordillo, Gaston Space and violence, affect, ruins and ruination, critical theory and continental philosophy, object-oriented ontologies, resistance to agribusiness, Latin America, Argentina, the Gran Chaco
Jing, Zhichun Archaeology of Early China Archaeology Geoarchaeology Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology of early China, geoarchaeology, human impact on ancient environments, archaic states and early complex societies, systematic regional survey and analysis, quantitative analysis, environmental archaeology, provenance of archaic jades
Kamat, Vinay Ramnath Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Ethnography, India, Outsourcing of Clinical Trials, Tanzania, Malaria, East Africa, Marine Conservation, Dispossession, Extractive Industry, Political Ecology
Kramer, Jennifer Visual culture and art of the First Nations
Levell, Nicola interdisciplinary folds of anthropology, theoretical museology, material culture and critical curatorial studies
Martindale, Andrew Archeological Data Analysis, Archeological Excavation Methods and Techniques, Prehistory, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast, Oral Traditions, Spatial Analyses, Archaeology and the Law, Political Economy, Radiocarbon Dating
McKellin, William Medical, linguistic and cultural anthropology; socio-linguistics and discourse analysis; clinical medical anthropology; genetics and society; international health; cognitive anthropology; kinship and social organization; Papua New Guinea; Canada.
Menzies, Charles Local Cultures and Dynamics, Resources Management, Dynamics of Social Transformations, Social Movements, Indigenous Studies, Natural Resource Management, Maritime Anthropology, Western Europe, Ethnographic Film
Miller, Bruce Anthropology of Law, ethnography, ethnohistory of Coast Salish of BC and Washington, Indigenes worldwide, state-Indigenous relations
Moore, Patrick Anthropological linguistics, languages of North America, sub-Arctic ethnography, ethno-history, gender, First Nations Languages, Literacy and Orality, Oral Traditions, Dene (Athbaskan Languages and Cultures), Codeswitching, Gender, Indigenous Activism, and the Anthropology of Media
Muehlmann, Shaylih Environmental politics, linguistic anthropology, drug trafficking, indigeneity, water scarcity, the anthropology of the awkward, US-Mexico borderlands, Mexico
Pokotylo, David Heritage Conservation, Archaeological methods and theory, archaeology of western North America (Plateau and subarctic), cultural resource management, public archaeology, quantitative techniques, lithic technology, ethno-archaeology, paleolithic in East Africa
Robertson, Leslie Indigenous and settler historiographies, colonial regimes of difference, spectacle and narrative, and political histories of resistance in settler nations, afterlife of historical colonialism, forms of power and representation in the context of urban marginalization (drug use, sex work, health, and violence)
Rosenblum, Daisy multi-modal documentation and description of indigenous languages of North America, with an emphasis on methods, partnerships, and products that contribute to community-based language revitalization
Rowley, Susan Archaeology, Arctic, Museums, Public archaeology, oral history, ethnohistory, material culture
Shaw, Patricia First Nations languages; endangered languages, First Nations Languages
Shelton, Anthony Mexican and Andean visual culture, critical museology, development of folk art, aesthetics
Shneiderman, Sara Himalayas, Nepal, Tibet, India, Nepal’s constitutional process, political and social change, ethnicity and religion, inequality and poverty, affirmative action, indigenous peoples
Speller, Camilla application of biomolecular analyses (ancient DNA and proteins) to archaeological and anthropological questions; ancient human microbiomes; animal domestication; environmental archaeology
Turin, Mark Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), Lexicography and Dictionaries, Language Contact and Linguistic Changes, Language Rights and Policies, Language Interactions, Political Culture, Society and Ideology, Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim, Bhutan, First Nations, Bella Bella, Heiltsuk, Indigeneity
Weston, Darlene physical anthropology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, human osteology, human bones, osteoarchaeology, funerary archaeology, mortuary practices