Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty are appointed at all three campuses, and their campus affiliations are indicated below. Only Core Graduate Faculty can supervise Anthropology Ph.D. students.

Prospective students interested in applying to our PhD or Masters programs are strongly encouraged to directly contact faculty members they are interested in working with prior to beginning the application procedure .

Core Graduate Faculty

Name, Contact Office Research Keywords Research Region
Bamford, Sandra
Associate Professor, UTSC; Acting Chair, Anthropology, UTSC
(416) 287-7301
MW 386 (Main),
AP 209 (St.G)
Social cultural anthropology, gender, kinship, ritual embodiment, environmentalism, anthropology of science, globalization Melanesia
Photo of Prof. Edward Banning Banning, Edward B.
Professor and Chair
(416) 978-2315
AP 518B Archaeology, Middle Eastern prehistory, Neolithic to Early Bronze, archaeological method and theory, archaeological survey Jordan, Levant
Photo of Prof. Joshua Barker Barker, Joshua D.
Associate Professor and Vice Dean, Graduate Education & Program Reviews
(416) 946-3305
AP 228 Social cultural anthropology, violence & power, crime & policing, theories of modernity, anthropology of technology, nationalism, urban studies Indonesia, South East Asia
 Cover image, Real Planet of the Apes Begun, David R.
(416) 978-8850
AP 418 (Office),
AP 406 & 414 (Labs)
Paleoanthropology, functional anatomy, systematics, comparative primate anatomy, human origins West Eurasia, Africa
Photo of Prof. Janice Boddy Boddy, Janice
(416) 978-1023
AP 232 Social cultural anthropology, gender, embodiment, symbolism, religion, medical anthropology, colonialism Sudan, Africa, Middle East
Photo of Prof. Michael Chazan Chazan, Michael
Professor; Director, Archaeology Centre
(416) 971-2684
AP 500 Paleoarchaeology, lithic analysis, history of archaeology Near East, France, South Africa
Cody 2015 Cody, Francis
Associate Professor, UTM/Asian Institute
(416) 946-8988 (Main)
(905) 569-4295 (UTM(
MCIS 269S (Main),
HSC 358 (UTM)
Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Critical Social Theory, Activism, Media Studies, Postcolonial State Formation, Public Sphere, Politics Tamilnadu, India
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
(416) 978-2442
AP 540A Archaeology, complex hunter-gatherers Western North America, North West Coast
crawford Crawford, Gary W.
Professor, UTM
(905) 828-3783 (Office)
(905) 828-3836 (Lab)
HSC 356 (Office),  HSC 427 (Lab) Archaeology, agricultural origins, paleoethnobotany, human ecology Eastern North America, Japan, China, Korea
Cunningham Cunningham, Hilary
Associate Professor
(416) 978-0472 (Main)
LA 306 (Main),     AP 217 Nature and culture; anthropology of animals; urban nature; theories of nature, turn-to-the-nonhuman; critical border studies
Dahl Dahl, Bianca
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-2699
MW 380 (Main),
AP 242 (St.G)
Medical and sociocultural anthropology, anthropological demography, HIV & AIDS, children, humanitarianism, human rights, kinship, social stigma, affect/emotion Botswana
Danesi Danesi, Marcel
(416) 585-4412
Birge Carnegie, Rm. 26 (VC) Language, sign systems, youth culture, metaphor  Italy, France, North America
Photo of Prof. Girish Daswani Daswani, Girish
Associate Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-2892
MW 374 (Main),
AP 348 (St.G)
Religion, Christianity, Ethics, Diaspora, Transnationalism Ghana, London
Photo of Prof. Naisargi Dave Dave, Naisargi N. 
Associate Professor
(416) 978-6050
AP 206 Activism, affect, sexuality and gender, ethics, social emergences, queer anthropology, intimacy, animal-human relationships, postcolonial cities India
Photo of Prof. Genevieve Dewar Dewar, Genevieve
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 287-7352
MW 342 (Main),
AP 422 (St.G)
Bio-archaeology, marginal environments, hunter-gatherers, origins of modern human behaviour Southern Africa
Photo of Max Friesen Friesen, T Max
Professor; Chair, Arctic Working Group
(416) 978-4505
AP 400A Arctic, Inuit, Inuvialuit, Thule, Palaeoeskimo, Dorset, Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Ethnohistory, Community Archaeology North American Arctic
Galloway, Tracey Galloway, Tracey
Assistant Professor, UTM
(905) 828-5469
HSC354 (Main),
HSC419 (Lab)
AP 334
Indigenous health, circumpolar populations, nutrition transition, food security, chronic disease, child growth, public health policy Northern Canada
 Between Culture and Fantasy Book Cover Gillison, Gillian
Associate Professor
(416) 978-8250
Larkin 312
Study of myth and ritual in non-literate societies, religion in the history of Anthropological theory, psychoanalysis Oceania
photo of Sarah Hillewaert Hillewaert, Sarah
Assistant Professor, UTM
HSC 362 (Main),   AP 334 (St.G) Linguistic responses to globalization and urbanization, semiotics, youth culture, religion, anthropology of Islam Kenya, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean World
Kalmar, Ivan
(416) 585-4419
NF 228 (Main),
AP 334
Islamophobia, especially in East Central and Western Europe; representations of Jews and Muslims in western cultural history; race, nation, and religion Europe
Photo of Katie Kilroy-Marac Kilroy-Marac, Katie
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-2239
MW 373 (Main),
AP 314 (St.G)
Memory & history, temporality, cross-cultural & transcultural psychiatry, postcolonial transformations, middle figures, regimes of care/caretaking, experimental ethnography, material culture &  object worlds Senegal, Canada, US
Photo of Chris Krupa Krupa, Christopher
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-2893
MW 376 (Main),
AP 209 (St.G)
Violence; state, para-state, state effects; commodities and labour; race politics; speculation; value; historical anthropology Latin America; Ecuador.
Lambek 2013 Lambek, Michael J.
Professor and Chair, UTSC; Canada Research Chair
(416) 287-7312
MW 284 (Main),
AP 314 (St.G)
Social and cultural anthropology, hermeneutics, ritual, medical anthropology, ordinary ethics, historicity, person and subjectivity Africa, Madagascar, Europe
Photo of Prof. Shawn Lehman Lehman, Shawn M
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
(416) 978-4003
AP 404A Primate evolutionary ecology.
Landscape ecology of lemurs and trees in Madagascar.
Conservation biogeography of primates.
Madagascar, Guyana
Photo of Prof. Tania Li Li, Tania M
Professor; Canada Research Chair; Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies
(416) 946-3693
AP 424 Economy, development, poverty, land, work,  welfare, agriculture, resources, community, class,  indigeneity, capitalism South East Asia
Photo of Prof. Hy Van Luong Luong, Hy Van
(416) 978-0652
AP 336 Language, ideology and political economy, gender and social structure East and Mainland South East Asia, Vietnam
Photo of Prof. Krista Maxwell Maxwell, Krista
Assistant Professor
(416) 946-3324
AP 208 Social cultural and medical anthropology, anthropology and history, settler colonialism, indigenous health and healing, child welfare Canada, Nigeria, urban Britain
Photo of Prof. Bonnie McElhinney McElhinny, Bonnie S.
Associate Professor
(416) 978-3297
AP 364A Linguistic anthropology, feminist anthropology, gender, socialization, ideology and political economy, stratified reproduction USA, Canada, Philippines
Photo of Prof. Heather Miller Miller, Heather M L
Associate Professor and Chair, UTM
(905) 828-3741
HSC 346 (Main),
AP 348 (St.G)
Archaeology, prehistory and history complex societies, ancient technology, material culture, social organization, regional inter-connections, agriculture South Asia
Photo of Prof. Amira Mittermaier Mittermaier, Amira
Associate Professor
(416) 946-3347
JHUMINST 332 Social cultural anthropology, religion, dreams and prophecy, Islam Egypt
 Photo of Prof. Lena Mortensen Mortensen, Lena
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-4812
MW 384 Heritage, cultural and archaeological tourism, commodification and place-making, politics of culture, representation, ethnography of archaeology, material culture, globalization and development Central America, Honduras
Photo of Prof. Andrea Muehlebach Muehlebach, Andrea
Associate Professor, UTM
(905) 569-4851
HSB 392 (Main),
AP 422 (St.G)
Socio-cultural & social theory; anthropologies of welfare, state, citizenship; neoliberalism, austerity, & labour; political ecology; water; anthropology of natural res. & res. management; human-environment relations; political anthropology; anthropologies of law, rights, citizenship & democracy; commons & commoning Italy, Germany, France
Napolitano, Valentina
(416) 978-2754
AP 218 Critical Catholic Studies, Transnational Migration, Gender and Affects, Religious Infrastructures, Affective Histories, Anthropology of Traces Detroit/Windsor Borderland, Mexico, the Vatican, Italy
Photo of Prof. Esteban Parra Parra, Esteban J.
Professor, UTM
(905) 828-3889
HSC 352 Molecular Anthropology, Population Genetics, Evolution, Pigmentation, Vitamin D, Adaptation, High altitude, Type 2 Diabetes Americas
Photo of Alejandro Paz Paz, Alejandro
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-2891
MW 372 (Main),
AP 242 (St.G)
Language and Ethnicity, Media and Publics, Translation and Mediation Israel in the Middle East
Pfeiffer, Susan K
(416) 978-4004
AP 528 Bioarchaeology, palaeopathology, adult age estimation methods, natural selection in past Homo sapiens, evolutionary theory, African foragers & pastoralists, First Nations of the Great Lakes region Southern Africa, North East North America
Photo of Prof. Tracy Rogers Rogers, Tracy
Associate Professor, UTM; Director, Forensic Science Program, UTM
(905) 828-5449
HSC 400 Forensic Anthropology, Ancestry, Crime Scene, Documentation and Analysis, Positive Identification, Skeletal Sex Determination, Taphonomy
Dr. David Samson Samson, David
Assistant Professor, UTM
TBD link between sleep & human evolution, sleep architecture for primates, evolutionary anthropology
 Anthropology in Theory book cover Sanders, Todd
Associate Professor, UTM
(905) 828-3778 (Main)
HSC 390 (Main),
AP 334 (St.G)
Politics of knowledge; audit, transparency and accountability; witchcraft and the occult; interdisciplinarity and expertise; science and policy; energy; natural resources and extractive industries. East and Southern Africa, United Kingdom
Nature in Translation Satsuka, Shiho
Associate Professor and Tri-Campus TA Coordinator
(416) 978-7787
AP 236 Politics of knowledge, cultural translation, nature, science, environment, capitalism, work, subjectivity, tourism, translocal interactions, popular culture, gender Japan, North America
Photo of Prof. Lawrence Sawchuk Sawchuk, Lawrence A.
Professor, UTSC
(416) 287-7347
MW 316 Biological anthropology, genetic demography, medical anthropology, statistics & computers Gibraltar, eastern Canada
Schillaci, Michael A.
Associate Professor, UTSC
(416) 287-7328
MW 340 Anthropological primatology, bioarchaeology, public health






Schroeder, Lauren

Assistant Professor, UTM
(905) 569-4251


HSC 364 Biological Anthro.; palaeoanthropology; hominin variability; evolutionary theory; quantitative genetics
Photo of Prof. Daniel Sellen  Sellen, Daniel W.
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Health; Director, The Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition; Senior Resident Scholar, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health
(416) 978-8112
AP 350 Human nutrition, global health, behavioural ecology, evolutionary anthropology, maternal, infant and young child nutrition and health, implementation science, mHealth monitoring and evaluation Ongoing: Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India; previously: Ghana, Lesotho, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, UK)
Photo of Prof. Jack Sidnell Sidnell, Jack
Professor, UTM
(905) 828-3776 (Main)
HSC 360 (Main) and AP 217 Linguistic anthropology, Social interaction; Ethics; Person, Self and Subjectivity Caribbean; Vietnam; India
Photo of Prof. Mary Silcox Silcox, Mary
Associate Professor, UTSC; Vice-Dean, Graduate, UTSC
(416) 208-2791
MW 388 (Main),
AP 242 (St.G)
Fossil primates, Paleocene, Eocene, Primate Origins, plesiadapiforms, brain evolution, cladistics North America (Wyoming, Montana)
Photo of Prof. David Smith Smith, David G.
Associate Professor, UTM
(905) 828-3784 (Main)
NB 211 (Main),
AP 242 (St.G)
Archaeology, ceramics, agricultural origins Northeast North America
Song, Living on Your Own Song, Jesook
Professor;  Acting Director, Centre for the Study of Korea
(416) 946-3587
AP 202 Sociocultural anthropology,  urban transformation, welfare, homelessness, youth unemployment, single women’s housing, psychological health support system East Asia, particularly South Korea
Photo of Prof. Edward Swenson Swenson, Edward
Associate Professor
(416) 946-5186
AP 504 Andes, archaeological method and theory, ritual, religion and ideology, power and violence, emergence of complex society, pre-industrial city, landscape history and place-making Ancient Andes, Mesoamerica, Khmer civilization
Teichroeb, Julie Teichroeb, Julie
Assistant Professor, UTSC                (416) 208-2891
MW372 (Main),
AP 348 (St.G)
Primate Behavioural Ecology, Evolution of Group Living and Social Organization, Spatial Cognition, Group Movements, Concensus Costs, Social Foraging Uganda, Ghana
Viola Viola, Bence
Assistant Professor
(416) 946-0653
AP 522 Palaeoanthropology, modern human origins, Neanderthals, human evolution, ancient DNA Central and Northern Asia, Central Europe
Photo of Prof. Holly Wardlow Wardlow, Holly
Professor; Associate Chair, Health Studies, UTSC
(416) 978-2199
AP 234 Medical anthropology, feminist anthropology, international health, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS Papua New Guinea
Prof. Liye Xie Xie, Liye
Assistant Professor, UTM
(905) 828-3782
HSC 346 (Main),
AP 242 (St.G)
Archaeology, experimental archaeology, use-wear analysis, technological changes, groundstone tools, bone tools, prehistoric land-use strategies, and cultural transmission. China

Active Emeriti, Associate Members, Status Only & Cross Appointments

Professors Emeriti, Cross Appointments, Anthropologists in Other Departments, Status Only Appointments and Adjunct Faculty may sit on Ph.D. graduate student committees, but they cannot be sole supervisors. Prospective students interested in working with a Cross Appointment should consider applying through that faculty member’s home department. In some cases, co-supervision may be arranged.

Associate Graduate Faculty (indicated below by Associate Member ) are Contractual Appointments and can only advise Masters Graduate Students .

Name, Contact Office Research Keywords Research Region
photo of Kristin Bright Bright, Kristin (Associate Member)
Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
(416) 946-3595
AP 305 Biomedicine, Islamic medicine, critical public health, gender, sexuality, nationalism, politics of care, aesthetics, digital transformations, social theory South Asia, Middle East, North America
Craig N Cipolla Cipolla, Craig (Status Only)
Associate Curator, North American Archaeology, ROM
(416) 586-5727
Royal Ontario Museum Ethnogenesis, comparative colonialism, indigenous consumption patterns, reservation archaeology, and archaeological theory Native North America, New England, the Great Lakes region
Photo of Terrence Clark Clark, Terence (Status-Only)
Curator, Canadian Museum of History
(819) 776-8300
100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC Northwest Coast Archaeology
 Photo of Prof. Simon Coleman Coleman, Simon (Cross Appointment)
Professor, Centre for the Study of Religion/Jackman Humanities Institute
(416) 978-4788
JHB, 170 St. George St. Evangelical and charismatic Christianities, creation science, pilgrimage, chaplaincies and intersections between religious, political, and medical discourses, ritual, language, aesthetics, material culture Sweden, the UK, Nigeria
Crowder, Christian (Adjunct Professor)
Director, Forensic Anthropology
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas
Photo of Prof. Maggie Cummings Cummings, Maggie (Associate Member)
Lecturer, Teaching Stream, UTSC
(416) 208-2699 (UTSC)
AP 217 Social cultural anthropology, genders, sexualities, embodiment, morality, consumption, popular culture, race, modernities Melanesia
Photo of Prof. George Dei Dei, George (Cross Appointment)
Professor, OISE
(416) 923-6641 x 2513
(416) 978-0460
OISE 12-242 Developmental education, international antiracism, ethnography research in schools, indigenous knowledge, anti-colonial thought West Africa, Canada
Photo of Prof. Silvia Fornia Forni, Silvia (Status Only)
Curator, World Cultures, ROM
Royal Ontario Museum Social anthropology, material culture, art, gender Africa, Cameroon
Photo od Dr. Philipp Gunz Gunz, Phillip (Status Only)
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Dept. of Human Evolution, Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig, Germany
Developmental and evolutionary changes in growth patterns and morphology of modern humans, their relatives and fossil ancestors.
Photo of Prof. Timothy Harrison Harrison, Timothy (Cross Appointment)
Professor, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
(416) 978-6600
BF 418 Complex Societies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Bronze & Iron Age Civilizations, Urbanism, Ethnicity, Exchange Networks, Ceramic Analysis, Archaeological Method/Theory
Photo of Prof. Monica Heller Heller, Monica (Cross Appointment)
Professor, Social Justice Education, OISE
(416) 978-1987

CREFO, 6th Fl, OISE (Main)

AP 223

Sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, anthropology of education, bi/multilingualism Francophone Canada
Gotlib Conn, Lesley Gotlib Conn, Lesley (Adjunct)
Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
416-480-6100, ext. 85263
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room K3W 27
Qualitative research and ethnography
Photo of Prof. Mark Hunter Hunter, Mark (Cross Appointment)
Associate Professor, UTSC Geography
(416) 208-4764
MW 366
AIDS, Health, Sexuality, Education & Class Africa, especially South Africa
Photo of Beatrice Jauregui Jauregui, Beatrice
Assistant Professor, Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Police and military bureaucracies, authority, security, democratic order India
Photo of Justin Jennings Jennings, Justin (Status Only)
Curator, World Cultures, ROM
(416) 586-5729
Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Latin America, Peru
 Photo of Prof. Pamela Klassen Klassen, Pamela (Cross Appointment)
Professor, Centre for the Study of Religion; Vice-Dean, Undergraduate
(416) 585-4573
222 Northrop Frye Hall (VC) Social cultural anthropology, Christianity, women & religion, biomedicine North America
 Photo of Prof. Carl Knappett Knappett, Carl (Cross Appointment)
Professor, Art
SS 6036
AP 536
Aegean prehistory; Minoan pottery; network analysis in archaeology; theories of material culture and materiality
Photo of Prof. Marti Latta Latta, Martha A.
Associate Professor Emerita, UTSC
(416) 946-0122
AP 204 Archaeology, prehistory and historical materials analysis, computer methods Canada, Eastern North America, Ontario
Photo of Prof. Richard B. Lee Lee, Richard B.
Professor Emeritus
(416) 978-4008
NC 134 Social-cultural anthropology, political economy, ecology, hunters & gatherers, indigenous rights, medical anthropology, AIDS Africa, North America
Levin, Michael D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
AP 204 Social cultural anthropology, ethnicity, nationalism, human rights West Africa
Photo of Martin Magne Magne, Martin (Adjunct Professor)
Director, Cultural Sciences Branch, Parks Canada
(819) 953-4237
Parks Canada Agency
25 Eddy St. (25-5-R)
Gatineau, Quebec
Archaeology, policy and heritage resources Western Canada
Photo of Prof. Lisa Maher Maher, Lisa  (Status Only)
Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley Prehistoric Archaeology, social complexity, origins of agriculture, lithic analysis Near East
photo of Madeleine Mant Mant, Madeleine (Associate Member)
Lecturer (Limited Term 2016-17), UTM
UTM Palaeopathology, bioarchaeology, medical history
Photo of Jin Meng Meng, Jin
Curator-in-Charge, Division of Paleontology and Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School
American Museum of Natural History Evolution of mammals Asia
Photo of Prof. Tina Moffat Moffat, Tina (Status Only)
Associate Professor, McMaster University
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23906
McMaster University Child health and nutrition, environmental health, urban ecosystems South Asia, Canada
Photo of Prof. Marit Munson Munson, Marit (Status Only)
Associate Professor, Trent University
(705) 748-1011 ext. 7503
DNA C218
Trent University
Southwest art and archaeology
Photo of Prof. Kevin Lewis O'Neill O’Neill, Kevin Lewis (Cross Appointment)
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Religion
(416) 978-7050
JHUMINST 301 Neo-Pentecostal Christianity, Cities and Citizenship, Genocide and Violence, Gender and Masculinities, Neoliberalism Latin America
Photo of Prof. Andrea O`Reilly O’Reilly, Andrea (Status-Only)
Associate Professor, York University
York U. Women’s Studies, Family, Motherhood, Gender issues, Mothers in Popular Culture
Photo of Prof. Joyce Parga Parga, Joyce (Status-Only) Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles Physical anthropology, primate behavior, sexual selection, reproduction, dispersal, molecular genetics North America
Photo of Katherine Patton Patton, Katherine
(416) 946-3589
AP 304 Zooarchaeology, shellfish analysis, household and settlement archaeology, the place of archaeology in public discourse Canadian Maritime provinces and Northern Northwest Coast of North America
Photo of Prof. Henry Schwarcz Schwarcz, Henry P. (Status Only)
Professor Emeritus, McMaster University
(905) 525-9140
McMaster University Stable isotope geochemistry, geochronology, palaeodiet
Photo of Dr. Chen Shen Shen, Chen E. (Status-Only)
Vice-President, Senior Curator, Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology, ROM
(416) 586-5647
Royal Ontario Museum Asian palaeolithic & human evolution, lithics, technology & material culture of prehistoric & Bronze Age China, urbanization
Photo of Prof. Gavin Smith Smith, Gavin A.
Professor Emeritus
(416) 946-3324
AP 204 Social anthropology, livelihood and political expression, global/local interfaces, political economy and historical realist theory West Europe, Latin America
Turner, David H.
Professor Emeritus
(416) 978-6909
Rm. 35 (TC) Angel’s Roost Religion and spirituality, methodology Australia, Canadian arctic
Photo of Ron Williamson Williamson, Ronald F. (Adjunct Professor)
Chief Archaeologist, Archaeological Services
(416) 966-1069 x 228
Archaeological Services
528 Bathurst St.
Environmental archaeology Great Lakes region
Photo of Prof. Yiching Wu Wu, Yiching (Cross Appointment)
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
(416) 946-5110
Robarts Library #14133 (14th Fl) Historical anthropology, critical social theory, populism and social protest, modern history,  socialism, postsocialism, and politics of historical knowledge China
Photo of Dr. Donna Young Young, Donna (Associate Member)
Assistant Professor, UTSC
(416) 208-2650
MW 282 Anthropology of religion and pilgrimage, anthropology of academic processes, ethnography of memory
Photo of Prof. Ezra Zubrow Zubrow, Ezra B.W. (Status Only)
Professor, SUNY-Buffalo
(716) 645-2414 x 146
State University of New York at Buffalo Human ecology and space, GIS, origin of household, origin of music, geography of social policy North Europe and Finnish Arctic