Anthropology Faculty Research Information

Dr. Patrick Wilson, Chair

Email: patrick.wilson@uleth.ca

Dr.  Jan Newberry

Dr. Jan Newberry

Dr. Newberry is currently researching early childhood education, care and development in Indonesia along with a project on photo-elicitation with local Blackfoot families. She is an urban and political anthropologist. She has published on domesticity and state community relations in Java, labour in urban kampung neighbourhoods, international development, non-governmental governance, democratization and empowerment. Her other interests include mapping and cultural meanings of landscape, built form and neighbourhood. Most of her work has been conducted in Indonesia. She has been a Board of Governors Teaching Chair and is one of the founders and current co-chair of the Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS).

Dr. Newberry is willing to consider graduate students interested in any of the above topics especially those relating to child and youth studies.

Email: jan.newberry@uleth.ca

Dr. Catherine Kingfisher

Dr. Catherine Kingfisher

Professor Kingfisher’s areas of interest include policy, governance, power and inequality, and agency and personhood. She has published widely on gender, poverty, and welfare reform in the U.S., Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Canada. Her current research focuses on discourses and practices of happiness and wellbeing, with particular emphasis on relations of governance and desire as they unfold in popular, scholarly, and policy arenas. She is currently conducting fieldwork in urban collective housing communities in Tokyo and Vancouver.

Email: c.kingfisher@uleth.ca

Dr. Judith Whitehead, Emeriti

Email: whitja01@uleth.ca

Dr. Jamie MacKenzie

Email: james.mackenzie@uleth.ca

Dr. Andrea Cuéllar

Dr. Cuellar is an anthropological archaeologist interested in social complexity and social inequality. She has conducted research in Ecuador since 2002 and welcomes inquiries from prospective MA students interested in developing research on complex societies in Ecuador or other parts of the world.

Email: andrea.cuellar@uleth.ca

Dr. Jerimy Cunningham

Email: jerimy.cunningham@uleth.ca

Please see Dr. Jerimy Cunningham's website

Dr. Jodie Asselin

Email: jodie.asselin@uleth.ca

Dr. Asselin's area of interest is in environmental anthropology with a focus on rural and northern North America. She is interested in the tensions surrounding rural/urban relations, place, local environmental use and perception in the context of land use planning, and environmental history. Building off of her experience as a member of an interdisciplinary health care research project, she is interested in interdisciplinary dynamics and cross-discipline methodologies.