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What is Anthropology at York University?

Explore how people are subjected to, participate in, and contest the processes of living in a world that is interconnected by powerful economic, cultural and technological forces. Gain the tools necessary for critical analysis of our place in the social and cultural diversity of the world. Engage in topics such as development and the environment, media and culture, health and illness, gender and sexualities, religion and science, and displaced peoples. Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnic identities are produced and expressed. Our goal is to prepare you to ask questions about contemporary, past and future social life.

A  degree in Anthropology will give you the skills you need to engage critically with, and ask new questions about, the world in which we live.

Faculty members in the Department of Anthropology have national and international reputations for scholarship, engaged advocacy, and excellence in teaching at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. With twenty-one faculty members and eight affiliates, we are the largest socio-cultural anthropology department in Canada. We offer comprehensive and engaging programs of study focusing on four areas.



Expand your anthropological education by studying abroad
in our iBA (international BA) program

through the York International Intership Program,

or, by taking our International Field School in Greece.


  News

 

  • ***CHANGES TO HONOURS MAJOR***Credit requirements for the honours Major have dropped from 48 to 42 credits for newstudents. ANTH1120 is no longer a required course. It is now a social science General Education course.
  • ***NEW MINOR IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY*** A Minor program in Medical Anthropology (to begin in the 2014-15 academic session) was approved by Senate on 27 Feb. The minor can be matched with any major program.

 


 

 

  Events

 

  • Professor Carlota McAllister been following the HidroAysen dam conflict since 2008, working primarily with gauchos living in the area slated to be flooded by the dams. For the past six years, she has been actively involved in consulting for the anti-dam movement "Patagonia Sin Represas (Patagonia Without Dams" on the social aspects of the environmental impact assessment study. After eight years since the project was first proposed, the Chilean Ministers’ Committee has finally rejected its environmental impact study, citing problems with its treatment of those facing displacement, effectively putting an end to the project. Professor McAllister’s research has been funded by SSHRC Standard and Insight grants and seed grants from LA&PS.
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Prof. Natasha Myers
Exploring practices among artists and scientists who experiment with plant sensoria

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Prof. Natasha Myers
Molecular Embodiments: Modeling Proteins and Making Scientists


Prof. Naomi Adelson
How communication technologies are contributing to new and emerging health practices


Prof. Wenona Giles
Why long-term refugees are denied access to higher education


Prof. Teresa Holmes
Exploring the cultural politics of tourism in a coastal village in Belize


Prof. Teresa Holmes
Challenging assumptions of lineage as tradition in western Kenya.


Prof. Kenneth Little
Touristic encounters and life under the pressures of transformations of public cultures in Belize


Prof. Carlota McAllister
How former Guatemalan revolutionaries are coping with counterrevolutionary violence


Prof. Carlota McAllister
How Chilean gauchos use private property to defend herding livelihood


Prof. Albert Schrauwers
The birth of corporate management in utopian socialism in Ontario and the Netherlands


Prof. Margaret MacDonald
What does the emergence of diversity as a new social movement value within midwifery mean.


Prof. Margaret MacDonald
Images of underdevelopment are "scaled up" as campaigns "count down" to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals


Prof. David Murray
How LGBT refugees experience the Immigration & Refugee Board process and adapt to a new life in Canada


Prof. Daphne Winland
Exploring post-communist transitions in Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina



 

 

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