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New Podcast Launches In Collaboration With AGYU

New Podcast Launches In Collaboration With AGYU

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the launch of a limited podcast series. In collaboration with Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) curators Lillian O'Brien Davis and Clara Halpern, Dr. Zulfikar Hirji developed 'Speculative Futures of Objects' as part of the AGYU's Uncontainable Collections Research Project. The joint project emerged from Dr. Hirji's […]

Anthropology Annual Lecture explores the Management of Colonial Luggage

Anthropology Annual Lecture explores the Management of Colonial Luggage

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024Time: 4 - 6 p.m. ESTLocation: Downtown Toronto Distinguished Lecturer: Ghassan Hage The Oxford English Dictionary defines luggage: 1.) suitcases or other bags in which to pack personal belongings for travelling and, 2.) past experiences or long-held ideas and opinions perceived as burdensome encumbrances. Each of these definitions belongs to a […]

ANTH PhD Alumnus Strives To Support Female Entrepreneurship, Attract Int'l Business

ANTH PhD Alumnus Strives To Support Female Entrepreneurship, Attract Int'l Business

Laura Baker Rogers, PhD alumnus of the Department of Anthropology at York, and current Executive Director at the Treefrog Accelerator has joined with York University and The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) to give businesses led by international talent and women entrepreneurs a JumpSTART in York Region with funding of more than $1 million. Dr. Laura Baker […]

Workshop Explores Relationship Between Art & Anthropology

Workshop Explores Relationship Between Art & Anthropology

Art exhibits can serve as powerful forms of public anthropology, putting on display an individual’s creative exploration of what it means to be human. As part of its Anthropology Beyond the Academy series, the York University Department of Anthropology’s Winter 2024 event will demonstrate just that by featuring the work of abstract and mixed-media artist Audra […]

LA&PS community members invested into Order of Canada

LA&PS community members invested into Order of Canada

Two individuals with connections to the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies are among the 78 new appointments to the Order of Canada, announced in December 2023 by the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. The LA&PS-affiliated and newly appointed individuals include one officer (O.C.) and one member (C.M.) joining the Order of Canada, […]

Barbara Brown Outstanding Paper Award - Daniel Uy 2023

Barbara Brown Outstanding Paper Award - Daniel Uy 2023

Congratulations to Daniel Uy, the Recipient of the Barbara Brown Outstanding Paper Award! We are thrilled to announce that our former MA student, Daniel Uy, was presented with the Barbara Brown Student Paper Award by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport for his MRP, "Pride Body: Racialised Gay and Queer Men's Physique Preparation for […]

ANTH Undergraduate Receives LA&PS Writing Prize Honourable Mention

ANTH Undergraduate Receives LA&PS Writing Prize Honourable Mention

Congratulations to Jona Domingo for earning an honourable mention in the 2022-2023 LA&PS Writing Prize for her paper, 'Human Resources: Livestreaming as a Form of Biolabour in Neoliberal Society'! Digital Human Resources and Biolabour My paper, Human Resources, only skims the surface of an ever-changing digital landscape. As a consumer of various online content, I […]

Beyond the Academy 2: Writing for TV & Film

Beyond the Academy 2: Writing for TV & Film

Anthropology Skills Workshop Join Niki Thorne, a York U Ph.D. Candidate, writer, researcher, and educational coordinator of award-winning Wild Archaeology on APTN for a 2-day workshop on writing for TV and film! This two-part workshop explores writing for television and film in the context of applied anthropology. With guidance, students will develop an original television pitch proposal […]

2023 Setha M. Low Award - Alyssa A. James

2023 Setha M. Low Award - Alyssa A. James

Congratulations to Alyssa A. James, the 2023 recipient of the Setha M. Low Engaged Anthropology Award! This award recognizes the work of individual anthropologists or projects with a demonstrable commitment to social justice and community engagement by applying anthropology to effectively address a pressing issue facing people and the planet. Alyssa A. James is a […]

Order of Canada - Frances Henry

Order of Canada - Frances Henry

Congratulations to Emerita Professor Frances Henry on her appointment to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian award! This appointment is in recognition of her “groundbreaking contributions to the study of racism in contemporary society” (Governor General’s New Year Honours, December 29, 2021). Professor Henry’s scholarship and applied work on racism has a long history […]