Selected Recent Publications

A selection of Anthropology Faculty Publications can be accessed via TSpace, the University of Toronto’s free and secure research repository established to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record.


Valentina Napolitano. ‘The Globalization of Indifference’: On Pope Francis, Migration and Global Acedia.’ In Religion and the Morality of the Market, edited by Daromir Rudnyckyj and Fillipo Osella. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Valentina Napolitano. On a Political Economy of Political Theology: El Señor los Milagros. In The Anthropology of Catholicism: A Companion Reader (eds) M. Mayblin, K. Norget, V. Napolitano, University of California Press.


Francis Cody. The obligation to act: Gender and reciprocity in political mobilization.” Hau: The Journal of Ethnographic Theory. special section: Language and Political Economy Revisited, edited by Andy Graan. 6(3): 179-199.

Marcel Danesi. The Semiotics of Emoji: The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet. Bloomsbury Academic.

Janice Boddy. Engendering change: New information technologies and the dynamics of gender in northern Sudan. In Networks of Knowledge Production in Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, and Technologies, Sondra Hale and Gada Kadoda, eds., Lexington, 2016. Pp. 187-200).

Janice Boddy. The normal and the aberrant in female genital cutting: shifting paradigms. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(2): 41-69.

Michael Lambek. On being present to history: Historicity and brigand spirits in Madagascar. Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(1): 317-341.

Michael Lambek. On Contradiction. In David Berliner, ed. Hau Debate: Anthropology and the study of contradictions. Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(1): 1-27.

Bianca Dahl. The drama of de-orphaning: Botswana’s old orphans and the rewriting of kinship relationsSocial Dynamics 42(2): 289-303.

Maggie Cummings. “Uncertain Belongings: Relationships, Money, and Returned Migrant Workers in Port Vila, Vanuatu.” Journal of Pacific Studies 36(1): 21-34.

Katie Kilroy-Marac“A Magical Reorientation of the Modern: Professional Organizers and Thingly Care in Contemporary North America.” Cultural Anthropology 33(1): 438-457.

Susan Pfeiffer with J.C. Sealy, R.F. Williamson, S. Needs-Howarth, L. Lesage. Maize, fish and deer: Investigating dietary staples among ancestral Huron-Wendat villages, as documented from tooth samples. American Antiquity 81:3:515-532

Sarah Hillewaert. Whoever leaves their traditions is a slave. Contemporary notions of servitude in an East African town. Africa (Journal of the International African Institute)  86.3: 425-446.

Zheng, Yunfei, Gary W. Crawford, Leping Jiang & Xugao Chen. Rice Domestication Revealed by Reduced Shattering of Archaeological rice from the Lower Yangtze valley. Scientific Reports 6:28136 | DOI: 10.1038/srep28136.

Jack Sidnell and N.J. Enfield. Deixis and the Interactional Foundations of Reference. In Y. Huang (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Max Friesen and Lauren E. Y. Norman. The Pembroke Site: Thule Inuit Migrants on Southern Victoria Island. Arctic 69(1):1-18.

Gillian Gillison. Whatever Happened to the Mother? A New Look at the Old Problem of the Mother’s Brother in Three New Guinea Societies: Gimi, Daribi and Iatmul. Oceania Volume 86, Issue 1: 2-14

Tanya Strivers and Jack Sidnell. Proposals for Activity Collaboration. Research on Language and Social Interaction 49(2): 148-166.

Gary Coupland et al. A Wealth of Beads: Evidence for Material Wealth-Based Inequality in the Salish Sea Region, 4000-3500 Cal B.P. American Antiquity V. 81(2): 294-315.

Andrea Muehlebach. Anthropologies of Austerity. History and Anthropology. Vol. 27, No. 3. DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2016.1167052

Teichroeb JA & W.G. Aguado. Foraging vervet monkeys optimize travel distance when alone but prioritize high-reward food sites when in competition. Animal Behavior  115: 1-10.

Liye Xie et al. Functionality and Morphology: Identifying Si Agricultural Tools from among Hemudu Scapular Implements in Eastern China. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-015-9271-x.

E.B. Banning et al.   Quality Assurance in Archaeological SurveyThe Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. DOI 10.1007/s10816-016-9274-2.

Bertrand, O.C.F. Amador-Mughal, M.T. Silcox.  Virtual endocasts of Eocene Paramys (Paramyinae): oldest endocranial record for Rodentia and early brain evolution in Euarchontoglires. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20152316.

Susan Pfeiffer. An exploration of interpersonal violence among Holocene foragers of Southern Africa. International Journal of Paleopathology, 13: 27-38. doi:10.1016/j.ijpp.2016.01.001

Jack Sidnell. A conversation analytic approach to research in early childhood. In Ann Farrell, Sharon Kagan and E. Kay M. Tisdall (eds.)  The Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Research. Sage Publishing. Pp. 255-276.


Girish Daswani. ‘Prophet but not for Profit’: Value and Virtue in Ghanaian Pentecostalism. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.12336

Tania Li. Governing rural Indonesia: convergence on the project system. Critical Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2015.1098553

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David BegunThe Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins. Princeton University Press.

Valentina Napolitano. Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church, New York: Fordham University Press.

Julie Teichroeb. 2015. Vervet Monkeys Use Paths Consistent with Context-Specific Spatial Movement Heuristics. Ecology and Evolution (doi:10.1002/ece3.1755)

Michael Lambek.The Ethical Condition book cover The Ethical Condition: Essays on Action, Person, and Value. University of Chicago Press.

Michael Lambek with Veena Das, Didier Fassin, and Webb Keane. Four Lectures on Ethics: Anthropological Perspectives. HAU Books, University of Chicago Press.

Shiho Satsuka. Nature in Translation: Freedom, Subjectivity, and Japanese Tourism Encounters in Canada. Duke University Press.

Edward Swenson. The Materialities of Place Making in the Ancient Andes: a Critical Appraisal of the Ontological Turn in Archaeological Interpretation, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 22(3): 677-712.

Sarah Hillewaert. Writing with an Accent: Orthographic Practice, Emblems, and Traces on Facebook. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 25(2): 195-214.

Naisargi Dave (with Brighupati Singh). On the Killing and Killability of Animals: Nonmoral Thoughts for the Anthropology of Ethics. Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 35(2): 232-245.

Francis Cody. “Populist Publics: Print Capitalism and Crowd Violence Beyond Liberal Frameworks.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. special issue: Media/Utopia, edited by Arvind Rajagopal and Anupama Rao. 35(1): 50-65.

Marcel DanesiPopular Culture: Introductory Perspectives, 3rd ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Pp. xi, 330.

Daswani, Looking BackGirish Daswani. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transformation and Ethical Practice in the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost.  University of Toronto Press.

Christopher KrupaState Theory and Andean Politics: New Approaches to the Study of Rule (co-edited with David Nugent). University of Pennsylvania Press.

Hy Van Luong. “Managing Research in a Developing Country,” in The Sage Handbook of Research Management, edited by Robert Dingwall and Mary McDonnell. New York: Sage.

Valentina Napolitano. Anthropology and Traces. Anthropological Theory Vol 15(1): 47-67

Todd Sanders (with E.F. Hall.) ‘Accountability and the academy: producing knowledge about the human dimensions of climate change.’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21(2), 438-461.

Tripp, L. and L.A. Sawchuk. Undulant Fever: Colonialism, Culture and Compliancy. In Colonial Encounters: Maltese Experiences of British Rule 1800-1970s. Edited by John Chircop. Horizons Press, Malta.  pp. 211-247.

Sumra MK, Schillaci MA. Stress and the multiple-role woman: taking a closer look at the “Superwoman”. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120952. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120952

McIsaac Kathryn E., D. W. Sellen, Wendy Lou & Kue Young. Prevalence and Characteristics Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation Among Canadian Inuit from the 2007–2008 Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10995-015-1712-3.

Moffat, Tina, D.W. Sellen, W. Warren, L. Anderson, S. Chadwick, E. Parra. Comparison of Infant Vitamin D Supplement Use Among Canadian-Born, Immigrant, and Refugee Mothers. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 26(3) 261–269.

Jack Sidnell with Enfield, N.J. Language Structure and Social Agency: Confirming
Polar Questions in Conversation. Linguistics Vanguard, DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2014-

Mary Silcox with E.J. Sargis, J.I. Bloch, D.M. Boyer. Primate Origins and Supraordinal Relationships: Morphological Evidence. Pp. 1053-1081 In (W. Henke and I. Tattersall, Eds.) Handbook of Palaeoanthropology, 2nd edition. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-39979-4_29 1053

David Smith with Y. Chinique de Armas, W.M. Buhay,R. Rodríguez Suárez, S. Bestel, S.D. Mowat and M. Roksandic. Starch analysis and isotopic evidence of consumption of cultigens among fisher-gatherers in Cuba: The archaeological sit of Canímar Abajo, Matanzas.  Journal of Archaeological Science 58: 121-132

Edward Swenson. Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Landscapes and Rituals of Place-Making. In The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices, and Politics. Edited by Stanley D. Brunn, pp. 477-502. New York: Springer.

Liye Xie (First author). Labor costs for prehistoric earthwork construction: experimental and archaeological insights from the Lower Yangzi Basin, China. American Antiquity 80 (1): 67-88.


L. Maher, D.A. Macdonald, A. Alaica, J.T. Stock and E.B. Banning. Two Early Epipalaeolithic Sites in Wadi Taiyiba, Northern Jordan. Paléorient 40(1): 73-97.

Zheng, Yunfei, Gary W. Crawford and Xugao Chen. Archaeological Evidence for Peach (Prunus persica) Cultivation and Domestication in China. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106595. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106595.

Bianca Dahl. Too Fat to Be an Orphan: The Moral Semiotics of Food Aid in Botswana. Cultural Anthropology 29(4): 626-647.

Naisargi Dave.  Witness: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming. Cultural Anthropology 29(3): 433-456.

Naisargi Dave.  Death and Family: Queer Archives of the Space Between. In Leela Fernandes (ed.),The Handbook on Gender in South Asia.  London: Routledge.

Monica Heller, Lindsay Bell, Michelle Daveluy, Hubert Noël and Mireille
McLaughlin. La mobilité au coeur de la francophonie canadienne. Recherches
sociographiques 55(1): 81-106.

Adam Jaworski, Crispin Thurlow and Monica Heller. Sociolinguistics
and tourism. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18(4): 425-566.

Monica Heller, Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. Sociolinguistics
and tourism. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18(4): 425-458.

Monica Heller, Joan Pujolar and Alexandre Duchêne. Linguistic
commodification in tourism. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18(4): 539-566.

Katie Kilroy-Marac. Of Shifting Economies and Making Ends Meet: The Changing Role of the Accompagnant at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 38(3): 427-447.

Michael Lambek. The interpretation of lives or life as interpretation: Cohabiting with spirits in the Malagasy world. American Ethnologist 41(3): pp. 491-503.

Book Cover of Land's EndTania Li. Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier. Duke University Press. [Book Flyer]

Tania LiFixing Non-market Subjects: Governing Land and Population in the Global South. Foucault Studies, 18: 34-48

Tania Li. What is Land? Assembling a Resource for Global Investment. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 39(4): 589-602.

Tania Li.  Involution’s Dynamic Others. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, NS: 20: 276-292.

Krista Maxwell. Historicizing historical trauma theory, troubling the trans-generational transmission paradigm.  Transcultural Psychiatry, 51 (3): 406-434.

Lena Mortensen.  “Branding Copán: valuing cultural distinction in an archaeological tourism destination.” Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 12 (3): 237–252.

Susan Pfeiffer with Doyle, L.E., Kurki, H. K., Harrington, L., Ginter, J.K., Merritt, C.E. Discernment of Mortality Risk associated with Childbirth in Archaeologically Derived Forager Skeletons. International Journal of Palaeopathology, 7:15-24.

Susan Pfeiffer with Lesage, L. The Repatriation of Wendat Ancestors / Le rapatriement des ancêtres Wendat, 2013. Canadian Journal of Archaeology, 38 :1-22.

Henrietta Moore and Todd Sanders.  Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

Todd Sanders. The making and unmaking of rains and reigns. In The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Historical Reader (ed.) Michael Dove, pp. 276-297. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

Political Economy of Affect book cover Shiho Satsuka.  Hospitality and Detachment: Japanese Tour Guides’ Affective Labor in Canada. In J. Yang (ed.) The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia. Routledge.

Jesook Song. Living on Your Own: Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea. SUNY Press.

Holly Wardlow. Paradoxical Intimacies: the Christian Creation of the Huli Domestic Sphere. In Hyaeweol Choi and Margaret Jolly (eds.), Divine Domesticities: Christian Paradoxes in Asia and the Pacific, pp. 325-344. Canberra: Australian National University Press.