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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 2016
Photo of Aleksa Alaica Alaica, Aleksa
Office: AP 504
Archaeology Edward Swenson Human-Animal Interactions, Zooarchaeology, Latin America, Relational Ontology Peru 2013
Photo of Kristina Alda Alda, Kristina
Socio-cultural anthropology Hilary Cunningham and Jesook Song Post-socialism, urban anthropology, architecture and public spaces, civic initiatives, social change Czech Republic 2011
Photo of Iulia Badescu Badescu, Iulia
Primatology Daniel Sellen Chimpanzees, infant nutritional development, infant care, primate lactation & nursing, fecal stable isotopes Africa 2011
photo of Laura Beach Beach, Laura
Socio-cultural / medical anthropology Krista Maxwell and 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 Analysis Near East, Turkey 2009
photo of Tessa Bonduelle Bonduelle, Tessa Socio-cultural Anthropology Andrea Muehlebach and Monica Heller Race and Class; Whiteness; Nationalisms; Citizenship; Migration; Neoliberalism; Political Anthropology France 2016
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
Photo of Laura Eastham Eastham, Laura
Evolutionary Anthropology David Begun Miocene hominoids, paleoecology, stable isotopes, trace elements, dental development Central Europe 2009
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 and Shiho Satsuka Gender, Economy, Labour, Kinship Japan 2013
photo of Elisabeth Feltaous Feltaous, Elisabeth
Medical Anthropology Krista Maxwell and 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
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 and Technology Studies, Translation, Post-Colonial Studies, Subjectivity Peruvian Amazon 2013
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 2012
Photo of Emily Gilbert Gilbert, Emily-Camille
Socio-Cultural Hilary Cunningham Food security, Toronto, intentional communities Ontario 2015
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
Photo of Omri Grinberg Grinberg, Omri
Social-cultural Ivan Kalmar, Alejandro Paz Human rights, conflict areas, borders & mobility, agency & ethics; historiography, critical theory, interdisciplinary methodologies. Israel/Palestine 2012
Giusto, Salvatore reduced Giusto, Salvatore
Socio-cultural Anthropology Andrea MuehlebachJesook Song The Commodification of Public Aesthetics, Formal/Informal Networking, Neoliberal culture, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of the Mass Media, Visual Anthropology Europe, North America, Italy 2011
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, introduction of 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
Hadia A Khan Khan, Hadia Akhtar email Socio-Cultural Anthropology Tania Li Capitalism, migration, gender, politics, reproduction Pakistan, South Asia 2016
photo of Keren Klass Klass, Keren
Primatology Shawn Lehman Primate conservation, behavior, 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
Photo of Lukas Ley Ley, Lukas Urban Anthropology Tania Li, Joshua Barker Climate Change Politics, Urban Development, Environment, Indonesian Cities Indonesia 2012
FL Durazo LonaDurazo, Frida Molecular Anthropology

Estaban Parra


genetics of pigmentation; genetic of iris patterns; genome-wide association studies of complex traits Europe 2016
Photo of Sergi López-Torres López-Torres, Sergi
Office: SW 311A
Evolutionary Anthropology Mary Silcox Early primates, Primate origins, Paleocene, Eocene, Phylogenetics North America, Europe 2011
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
Office: AP 349
Medical Anthropology Krista Maxwell and Bianca Dahl transnational labour migration; migrant workers; kinship; mental health and well-being; engaged anthropology; Canadian agriculture; Jamaica Caribbean and Canada 2016
Hannah Mayne Mayne, Hannah Socio-cultural Michael Lambek and Alejandro Paz Gender, ritual, the body, public space, place and territory Israel/Palestine 2014
Photo of Matthew Resendes Medeiros Medeiros, Matthew
Office: AP 349
Sociocultural Anthropology Jack Sidnell and Monica Heller Identity, Subjectivity, Epistemology, Subalternity, Modes of Dissent, Children, Socially Constructed Disability & Globalisation, Anthropology of Education & Power, Language, Code-switching Brazil and Canada 2016
Photo of Hollis Moore Moore, Hollis
AP 424
Sociocultural Anthropology Andrea Muehlebach Imprisonment; relatedness; Northeast Brazil; gender; poverty; (in)security; violence Latin America 2007
Morrow, Giles Spence Morrow, Giles Spence
AP 504
Archaeology Edward Swenson Architectural analysis, space syntax, spatial scale, 3D digital reconstruction, photogrammetric site and artifact documentation Peru 2010
photo of Peter Muirhead Muirhead, Peter Soles
Sociocultural & Medical Anthropology Katie Kilroy-Marac and Michael Lambek Anthropology of  psychiatry; ethnopsychiatry; diaspora politics;  ethics, Science Studies; peer support; archives France 2016
Nahal, Nav Nahal, Nav
Socio-cultural and Medical Anthropology Sandra Bamford Infertility; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Reproductive Body; Healing and care; Kinship; Motherhood and 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 Studies, Drag Queens/Kings, Feminist Anthropology, LGBTQ Studies, Homonationalism, Multiculturalism, Urban Anthro., Anthro. of Performance, Critical Race  Psychoanalytic, Queer & Affect Theories, Poststructuralism 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; Uganda; post-conflict reconstruction; stigma; development; vulnerability; humanitarianism; political violence; HIV/AIDS disclosure; subjectivities Northern Uganda 2014
Pang, Celeste Pang, Celeste
Socio-cultural & Medical Anthropology Jesook Song and Naisargi Dave Queer anthropology; urban anthropology; 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 2016
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
Office: AP 424
Socio-Cultural Anthropology Tania Li Political & Economic Anthropology; Anthropology of Development; Social Theory; Agrarian Political Economy; Capitalism Pakistan, South Asia 2015
Photo of Abigail Ross Ross, Abigail
Biological Prof. Shawn Lehman  Maternal-infant relationships in lemurs,  maternal effort, infant growth and development, environmental endocrinology, nutritional ecology, life histories, Propithecus coquereli Madagascar 2008
Photo of Sardar Saadi Saadi, Sardar
Office: AP424
Sociocultural Anthropology Tania Li and Andrea Muehlebach Social Justice, Kurdish Movement, Welfare State, Urban Anthropology, Autonomy, Municipality Politics Turkey, Kurdistan 2014
Photo of Elizabeth Sawchuk Sawchuk, Elizabeth
Evolutionary Anthropology Susan Pfeiffer Bioarchaeology; dental anthropology; population/biological distance; Later Stone Age; Pastoral Neolithic; spread of pastoralism; migration; human evolution eastern Africa 2012
Paulina Scheck Scheck,  Paulina
Archaeology Max Friesen Inuit; cryosoils; anthropogenic soils; environmental soil science; micromorphology; climate; landscape change; philosophy of technology; cyborgs Western Arctic 2015
Ashley Smith Smith, Ashley
Office: AP 546
Evolutionary Anthropology Tracy Rogers Osteology, Skeletal Histology, Trauma, Forensic Anthropology/Archaeology North America 2014
Solana, Vivian Solana, Vivian
Socio-cultural Anthropology Andrea Muehlebach The aftermath of revolution, international intervention, the state &  political movements, time & the imagination, gender Western Sahara 2009
Photo ofAdriaan Steyn Steyn, Adriaan
Office: AP 345
Social/Cultural Chris Krupa Private security, community formation, race and class identifications, the democratic state, nationalism/postnationalism South Africa 2016
Photo of Monika Sumra Sumra, Monika
Office: UTSC MW 343
Medical Anthropology Michael Schillaci Female identity, sexuality, psychological & physiological correlates, women’s health, stress, hormones, social & sexual dominance North America 2013
Photo of Jessika Tremblay Tremblay, Jessika
Office: AP 424
Sociocultural Anthropology Tania Li, Joshua Barker Digital/media/virtual/urban anthropology, social media, netnography, internet, networks, brand, online/offline communities, neoliberal subjectivities, development Indonesia 2011
Photo of Melinda Vandenbeld Giles Vandenbeld Giles, Melinda Socio-cultural Anthropology Sandra Bamford Mothering in the age of neoliberalism, homelessness, women’s studies, maternal theory, mothers & children, poverty, ethnography, public policy, applied anthropology, political-economy, creative writing & arts-based methodology, urban studies 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
Photo of Amber Walker-Bolton Walker-Bolton, Amber
Primatology Mary Silcox Lemur catta;
honest signalling;
sexual selection;
scent marking;
chemical communication;
Madagascar 2011
Williams, Sarah Williams, Sarah
AP 345
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 and 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
photo of Cassandra Anor Anor, Cassandra
Socio-cultural, medical anthropology Katie Kilroy-Marac and Holly Wardlow Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, personhood, memory, ethics, regimes of care Canada 2016
photo of Morganne Blais-McPherson Blais-McPherson, Morganne
Socio-cultural, medical anthropology Valentina Napolitano, Chris Krupa Mental health, forced migration, political violence, anthropology of childhood, globalization, capitalism, cognitive mapping Mediterranean 2016
photo of Melody Devries Devries, Melody
Socio-Cultural Anthropology Alejandro PazJack Sidnell Digital Ethnography, Identity, Community, Media, Solidarity, Online, Feminism, Gender Studies, Emotion, Activism Canada / United States 2016
photo ofJames Gibb Gibb, James Evolutionary Anthropology Tracey Galloway Human Population Biology, Biocultural Anthropology, Circumpolar Health, Human Adaptability and Variation North America 2016
photo of Stephanie Halmhofer Halmhofer, Stephanie
Archaeology Gary Coupland Mortuary archaeology, Northwest Coast archaeology, British Columbia British Columbia 2016
Photo of Carsten Knoch Knoch, Carsten
Social-cultural anthropology Todd Sanders Methodology; ethnography; applied anthro.; consulting; public anthro.; anthro. of tech.; anthro. of science; economy; capitalism; neoliberalism Canada/US 2014
Mazurek, Andrew Mazurek, Andrew
Molecular Anthropology Esteban Parra Human Evolutionary Genetics, Molecular Evolution, Admixture Mapping, Type 2 Diabetes Mexico 2014
photo of Dima Saad Saad, Dima
Sociocultural Anthropology Alejandro Paz and Katie Kilroy-Marac Memory-objects; Materiality; Historiography; Archive; Home and Exile Palestinians in Jordan 2016
photo of Keegan Selig Selig, Keegan
Evolutionary Anthropology Mary Silcox Early primates, palaeoanthropology, dental morphology, dental topography, Micro-CT, Eocene North America 2015
photo of Sam Tait Tait, Sam Sociocultural Anthropology Tania Li and Krista Maxwell Settler-colonialism, Indigenous jurisprudence, Indigenous rights litigation, Aboriginal title, land claims, knowledge co-production Canada 2016
photo of Kaitlyn Vleming Vleming, Kaitlyn
Socio-cultural/Medical Anthropology Krista Maxwell Women’s health & LGBTQ health, gender, hormone imbalance Canada 2015

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