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PhD Students

Name, Contact Field Supervisor(s) Research Keywords Research Region Year Entered Program
Abrams, Nick Nicholas Abrams  Email Medical and Socio-Cultural Anthropology Bianca Dahl race, postcolonial state, existential crisis, medical systems, religion South Africa




hadia Akhtar Khan, Hadia Socio-cultural Anthropology Tania Li Remittances, Value, Class, Gender, Economic Anthropology Pakistan 2016
Photo of Aleksa Alaica Alaica, Aleksa



Edward Swenson human-animal interactions, zoo archaeology, Latin America, relational ontology Peru 2013
Photo of Kristina Alda Alda, Kristina
Socio-cultural anthropology Hilary Cunningham, Jesook Song post-socialism, urban anthropology, architecture and public spaces, civic initiatives, social change Czech Republic 2011
photo of Laura Beach Beach, Laura
Socio-cultural / medical anthropology Krista Maxwell, Katie Kilroy-Marac self-harm; incarceration; Indigenous feminisms; decolonial theory and praxis; medicalization/pathologization of lived experience Western Canada 2016
Peter Bikoulis Bikoulis, Peter
Archaeology Ted Banning landscape archaeology, digital archaeology, spatial analysis (GIS), social network anlysis Near East, Turkey 2009
photo of Tessa Bonduelle Bonduelle, Tessa Socio-cultural Anthropology Andrea Muehlebach, Monica Heller race and class; whiteness; nationalisms; citizenship; migration; neoliberalism; political anthropology France 2016
lyota_web_pic Bonyeme, Lyota
Social-cultural Anthropology Janice Boddy race & ethnicity; diaspora studies; migration; globalisation; corporeality; nationalism; urban anthro; aesthetics Brazil 2015
Photo of Joel Cahn Cahn, Joel
Evolutionary Anthropology Tracy Rogers bioarchaeology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, trauma, violence Canada, Portugal 2009
Walter Callaghan Callaghan, Walter
Medical Anthropology Katie Kilroy-Marac PTSD, mental health, gendered identity, military masculinity, stigma, moral injury, subjective experience Canada 2014
Photo of Kalyan Chakraborty Chakraborty, Kalyan Sekhar
Archaeology Heather Miller ceramic residue, ceramic function, diet, trade, and intra and inter-regional variations in indus civilization India 2013
photo of Jess Cook Cook, Jessica
Socio-Cultural Anthropology Bonnie McElhinny indigenous peoples, cultural resurgence, indigenous community sustainability, indigenous women’s rights, indigenous activism and film Canada, New Zealand 2014
photo of Anna-Louise Crago Crago, Anna-Louise Sociocultural Chris Krupa, Holly Wardlow armed conflict/war, violence, gender, labour, kinship, love Central Africa 2012
Photo of Shayne Dahl Dahl, Shayne A.P.
Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology Janice Boddy, Todd Sanders anthropology of religion, ontology, epistemology, asceticism, affect, and activism Japan, Native North America 2012
Photo of Kate Decter Decter, Kate
Evolutionary Anthropology Esteban Parra first nation health, aboriginal health, human genetic variation, immunogenetics, metagenomics, environmental genomics, first nation housing Canada, Indigenous Populations 2013
Falconer, Chantelle Falconer, Chantelle
Socio-cultural Chris Krupa post-neoliberalism, livelihoods, state, political ecology Ecuador 2007
Photo of Nicholas Feinig Feinig, Nicholas
Socio-Cultural Anthropology Sandra Bamford,  Shiho Satsuka gender, economy, labour, kinship Japan 2013
photo of Elisabeth Feltaous Feltaous, Elisabeth
Medical Anthropology Krista Maxwell, Sarah Hillewaert indigenous health, addiction, subjectivity, Inuit, youth Nunavut 2016
Photo of Camila Figueiredo Figueiredo, Camila Guarim
Archaeology Edward Swenson landscape archaeology, historical ecology, amazonian dark earth, GIS, lower amazon, tapajos, ceramic and lithics analysis. Brazilian Amazon 2012
Finestone, Erika Finestone, Erika
Anthropology Sandra Bamford, Bonnie McElhinny indigenous peoples in Canada; childcare; customary care; urban indigeneities; kin mobility; child welfare in the neoliberal state. Canada 2014
 B. Frey Frey, Bronwyn Socio-cultural Anthropology Joshua Barker flexible labour, science and technology Indonesia 2017
Photo of Connie Gagliardi Gagliardi, Connie
Socio-Cultural Donna Young, Valentina Napolitano christianity and religious minorities; materiality and visuality; sainthood and marianism; historicity; affect theory Israel/Palestine 2014
Photo of Matthew Gagne Gagne, Mathew
Socio-Cultural Naisargi Dave queer anthropology, science & technology studies, new media & communications, postcolonial cities, affect theory, ethics Lebanon



TG Gallo, Tiziana
Archaeology Liye Xie landscape archaeology, experimental arch., groundstone tech., lithic raw material sourcing, petrography, use-wear studies, GIS Northeast North America 2016
Photo of Emily Gilbert Gilbert, Emily-Camille
Socio-Cultural Hilary Cunningham medical anthropology; urban anthropology; poverty and inequality in Canadian mixed- income communities; food insecurity Ontario 2015
Giusto, Salvatore reduced Giusto, Salvatore
Socio-cultural Anthropology Andrea MuehlebachJesook Song commodification of public aesthetics, formal/informal networking, neoliberal culture, econ. anthropology, anthro. of mass media, visual anthro. Europe, North America, Italy 2011
Gonzalez Duarte, Columba Gonzalez Duarte, Columba
Socio-cultural Hilary Cunningham posthumanist political ecology, science and technology studies North America 2010
Photo of grad student Dylan Gordon Gordon, Dylan Socio-Cultural Anthropology Naisargi Dave, Shiho Satsuka wild food trade Canada 2009
Grinberg, Omri
Social-cultural Ivan Kalmar, Alejandro Paz human rights, conflict areas, borders & mobility, agency & ethics; historiography, critical theory, interdisciplinary methodologies. Israel/Palestine 2012
Photo of Veronica Grigio Grigio, Veronica Medical Anthropology Holly Wardlow, Bianca Dahl public health, interculturalism, indigeneity, Amazon, HIV/AIDS, gender, mental health, traditional medicine, sovereignty, science &  tech. studies, translation, post-colonial studies, subjectivity Peruvian Amazon 2013
Haak, Candis Haak, Candis
Archaeology Heather Miller south Asian archaeology, digital humanities, interpretive GIS, pilgrimage, landscape studies, ritual archaeology South Asia 2010
William Hébert Hébert, William
Social-Cultural Anthropology Naisargi Dave incarceration, gender, trans politics, sovereignty, care, punishment, morality, ethics, subjectivity Canada, Brazil 2013
photo of Miriam Hird-Younger Hird-Younger, Miriam
Socio-cultural Anthropology Bianca Dahl development, participation, trust, post-colonialism, gender Ghana 2016
Photo of Andrew Holmes Holmes, Andrew
Evolutionary Anthropology David Begun paleoanthropology, evolution, hominoids, pliopithecoids, anthropoids, fossils, paleontology Europe 2015
image Courtneay Hooper Hopper, Courtneay
Archaeology / Evolutionary Anthropology Genevieve Dewar stable isotopes, paleoenvironmental and dietary reconstruction, later stone age, intro. pastoralism, migration, social change South Africa 2016
photo of Sophia Jaworski Jaworski, Sophia
Socio-cultural /medical anthropology Jesook Song, Katie Kilroy-Marac medically unexplained symptoms, mental health, feminist anthropology, experimental methods, migrant/newcomer women, visual anthropology, public feelings Canada 2015
C Kendall Kendall, Chris Evolutionary Anthropology Bence Viola, Michael Schillaci  Hybridization genetics, human evolution, primate evolution, Neanderthals, ancient DNA  2017
photo of Keren Klass Klass, Keren
Primatology Shawn Lehman primate conservation, behaviour, ecology Southern Mexico 2014
Photo of Rachel Levine Levine, Rachel
Social/Cultural Hilary Cunningham urban poverty and inequality; human-animal relationships; theories of humanity and the non-human 2014
FL Durazo LonaDurazo, Frida Molecular Anthropology

Estaban Parra


genetics of pigmentation; genetic of iris patterns; genome-wide association studies of complex traits Europe 2016
Fernando Malabet, Fernando Evolutionary Anthropology

Shawn Lehman

Primate Biogeography, Population Ecology, Landscape Genetics, Conservation Biology Madagascar 2017
Photo of Lindi Masur Masur, Lindi
Archaeology Gary Crawford food and society; agricultural production and consumption; human-plant interactions; paleoethnobotany NE North America; Peru 2012
photo of Stephanie Mayell Mayell, Stephanie
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Medical Anthropology Krista Maxwell, Bianca Dahl transnational labour migration; migrant workers; kinship; mental health & well-being; engaged anthro., Canadian agriculture; Jamaica Caribbean and Canada 2016
Hannah Mayne Mayne, Hannah Socio-cultural Michael Lambek,  Alejandro Paz gender, ritual, the body, public space, place and territory Israel/Palestine 2014
Photo of Matthew Resendes Medeiros Medeiros, Matthew
Sociocultural Anthropology Jack Sidnell,  Monica Heller identity, subjectivity, epistemology, subalternity, modes of dissent, children, socially constructed disability & globalisation,  Ed. & power, language, code-switching Brazil and Canada 2016
Morrow, Giles Spence Morrow, Giles Spence
Archaeology Edward Swenson architectural analysis, space syntax, spatial scale, 3D digital reconstruction, photogrammetric site & artifact documentation Peru 2010
photo of Peter Muirhead Muirhead, Peter Soles
Sociocultural & Medical Anthropology Katie Kilroy-MaracMichael Lambek anthropology of  psychiatry; ethnopsychiatry; archives diaspora politics;  ethics, science studies; peer support; France 2016
Nahal, Nav Nahal, Nav
Socio-cultural and Medical Anthropology Sandra Bamford infertility; complementary & alt. medicine; assisted repro. tech.; reproductive body; healing & care; kinship; motherhood & fatherhood United States 2015
Photo of Emilie Nicolas Nicolas, Emilie
Linguistic Anthropology Monica Heller, Alejandro Paz nationalism; language ideologies; post-colonial studies; immigration; race; international relations Canada, Haïti 2012
Photo of Kevin Nixon Nixon, Kevin
Sociocultural Anthropology Naisargi Dave queer Anthro., transgender, drag queens/ kings, feminist, LGBTQ, homonationalism, multiculturalism, urban, performance, critical race psy. North America/Canada 2009
Oh, Hyun Joo Sandy Oh, Hyun Joo Sandy
Social-Cultural Andrea Muehlebach global education, adolescence, precarity, care South Korea 2012
O'Sullivan, Sarah O’Sullivan, Sarah
Socio-cultural and Medical Anthropology Bianca Dahl HIV/AIDS;  post-conflict reconstruction; stigma; development; vulnerability; humanitarianism; political violence;  subjectivities Northern Uganda 2014
Pang, Celeste Pang, Celeste
Socio-cultural & Medical Anthropology Jesook Song,  Naisargi Dave queer anthro.; urban anthro.; aging; intimacy; kinship; sexuality & gender; housing; regimes of care Canada 2014
Matthew Pettit Pettit, Matthew
Medical/Social Anthropology Michael Lambek alcohol abuse, mutual-aid movements, medical models and authority, ethics and responsibility France 2011
photo of Johanna Pokorny Pokorny, Johanna Socio-Cultural Anthropology Sandra Bamford anthropology of science, science & technology studies, laboratory life North America 2012
O Rahman Oggni Rahman Medical/Evolutionary Anthropology Tracey Galloway Contemporary human health and biology, biocultural, chronic disease, epidemiology North America




Quinn, Hannah Socio-Cultural Holly Woodlow Critical Disability Studies, Subjectivity & Personhood, Sexuality & Care, Collaborative Methods Canada 2017
Ramsay, Malcolm Ramsay, Malcolm S.
Evolutionary Anthropology Shawn Lehman Primate Biogeography, Conservation Biology, Landscape Genetics Madagascar 2016
Photo of Sarah Ranlett Ranlett, Sarah Archaeology Michael Chazan Upper Palaeolithic symbolism, technology of representation, rare mineral raw material economy Western Europe (France) 2010
photo of Shozab Raza Raza, Shozab
Socio-Cultural Anthropology Tania Li Political & Economic Anthropology; Anthropology of Development; Social Theory; Agrarian Political Economy; Capitalism Pakistan, South Asia 2015
Photo of Sardar Saadi Saadi, Sardar
Sociocultural Anthropology Tania Li,  Andrea Muehlebach Social Justice, Kurdish Movement, Welfare State, Urban Anthropology, Autonomy, Municipality Politics Turkey, Kurdistan 2014
photo of Keegan Selig Selig, Keegan
Evolutionary Anthropology Mary Silcox early primates, palaeoanthropology, dental morphology & topography, Micro-CT, Eocene North America 2017
Scheck,  Paulina
Archaeology Max Friesen archaeology of the contemporary world; Arctic urbanism; assemblage theory; archaeological theory; cyborgs Central Canadian Arctic 2015
Smeltzer Smeltzer, Eve Primatology Julie Teichroeb  Behavioural ecology Leadership and consensus Group decision-making Conflicts of interest Uganda 2016
Ashley Smith Smith, Ashley
Evolutionary Anthropology Tracy Rogers Osteology, Skeletal Histology, Trauma, Forensic Anthropology/Archaeology North America 2014
aakash Solanki, Aakash Socio-Cultural Francis CodyTodd Sanders sc. & tech studies; anthro- pologies of computing, state, knowledge, media; software studies; data studies India; South Asia 2017
Photo of Monika Sumra Sumra, Monika
Medical Anthropology Michael Schillaci female identity, sexuality, psycho. & physio. correlates, women’s health, stress, hormones, social & sexual dominance North America 2013
150px_taylorthornton Thornton, Taylor Archaeology Max Friesen landscape, human-environ interaction, GIS, spatial analysis, cartography, remote sensing & geophysical prospection Canadian Artic 2015
Photo of Jessika Tremblay Tremblay, Jessika Sociocultural Anthropology Tania Li, Joshua Barker digital/media/virtual/urban,  social media, netnography, internet, networks, brand, online/offline communities, neoliberal subjectivities Indonesia 2011
Photo of Melinda Vandenbeld Giles Vandenbeld Giles, Melinda Socio-cultural Anthropology Sandra Bamford mothering, homelessness, women’s studies, maternal theory, mother/child poverty, ethno., public policy, political-economy, creative writing & arts-based methodology Canada 2009
Photo of Letha Victor Victor, Letha
Socio-cultural anthropology Michael Lambek, Todd Sanders post-war memory, human-spirit interactions, political violence, transitional justice, trauma, gender Northern Uganda 2011
Williams, Sarah Williams, Sarah
Medical Anthropology Janice Boddy, Holly Wardlow indigenous rights; women’s rights; maternal health; Mexico Mexico 2014
Yasui, Emma Yasui, Emma Archaeology Gary Crawford lithic technology, starch, use-wear, jomon period, human-environment interactions, hokkaido Japan 2011
photo of Joseph Youssef Youssef, Joseph
Socio-Cultural Anthropology Girish Daswani, Simon Coleman transnationalism, diaspora, pilgrimage, place-making, embodiment, coptic christianity Egypt/USA 2011

Masters Students

Name, Contact Field Supervisor(s) Research Keywords Research Region Year Entered Program
Beke, Tyla Archaeology Ted Banning Near Eastern Arch., Arch. Method, Stratigraphy, Neolithic Era, Ain Ghazal  Jordon 2016
photo ofJames Gibb Gibb, James Evolutionary/Medical Anthropology Hilary Cunningham Bicultural Anthro., LGBTQ+ Health, Adolescent Growth, Non-Communicable Disease Risk, DOHaD North America 2016
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Evolutionary Anthropology Julie Teichroeb Primatology, Angolan colobus, communication, social systems, group movement Lake Nabugabo, Uganda 2017
photo of Sam Tait Tait, Sam Sociocultural Anthropology Tania Li,  Krista Maxwell settler-colonialism, indig.  jurisprudence & rights litigation, aboriginal title, land claims, knowledge Canada 2016
photo of Kaitlyn Vleming Vleming, Kaitlyn
Socio-cultural/Medical Anthropology Krista Maxwell women’s health & LGBTQ health, gender, hormone imbalance Canada 2015