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Department of Anthropology

CULTURE. DIVERSITY. COMPLEXITY.

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology

Culture—and basic questions concerning what it means to be human—defines many of the practical issues we’re faced with daily. We’re excited to have you join this conversation.

Anthropologists attempt to understand the complexities of social and cultural life in local and global contexts, past and present. Traditionally, long-term ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in other societies has been the hallmark of the anthropological study of the human condition, but anthropologists are also cultural critics considering a vast range of issues in their own societies as well. The anthropological perspective makes significant contributions to fields as diverse as health, education, international development, religion, policy, urban studies, indigenous studies, economics and politics.

Department Highlights

Anthropology Club

Our club room is located in A863. This is also home to our Resource Centre, which is a great place to find books, journals and articles on various anthropological subjects. It is a great place to study, meet with other students or just hang out. The office is generally open from 8:30 am- 4:30pm, so feel free to stop by anytime!

Sonic City

Sonic City: Making Rock Music and Urban Life in Singapore

Based on five years of deep participatory experience, this multi-modal (text, musical composition, social media, performance) sonic ethnography is centered around a community of noisy people who make rock music within the constraints of urban life in Singapore. 

Jamie Lewis

Gold Medal (Arts) Jamie Lewis BA (Co-op) '20

Jamie Lewis, a BA graduate with a double major in anthropology and religious studies, is this year's recipient of the Faculty of Arts & Science Gold Medal (Arts). Her research is very diverse and highly interdisciplinary and often touches on marginalized people. Jamie took advantage of a number of applied studies and co-operative education work terms. She has worked closely with Dr. Jan Newberry on a project that resulted in her co-authoring a paper. She has also worked with Dr. Catherine Kingfisher and produced short films. Jamie has been an active volunteer, working with Syrian refugees, sexual assault survivors, and the arts. She has received a number of awards and has presented her work at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropological Society.


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