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Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar receives Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award

Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar receives Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award

We are pleased to announce that our Senior Scholar and Professor Emerita Dr. Winona Giles has received the Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Dr. Giles, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Resident Research Associate at the Centre for Refugee Studies accepted the award alongside […]

Dr. Zulfikar Hirji featured in opera-film 'BOUND'

Dr. Zulfikar Hirji featured in opera-film 'BOUND'

We are pleased to announce that our full-time faculty member, Dr. Zulfikar Hirji has been featured in an opera-film BOUND presented by Against the Grain Theatre (AtG). BOUND utilizes the power of storytelling and music to demonstrate the various barriers experienced by marginalized Canadians in their daily lives and asks the question of "How welcoming […]

New Book Publication: Dr. Othon Alexandrakis - Radical Resilience: Athenian Topographies of Precarity and Possibility

New Book Publication: Dr. Othon Alexandrakis - Radical Resilience: Athenian Topographies of Precarity and Possibility

The Chair for the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Othon Alexandrakis has completed his new book-length publication. Radical Resilience relates narratives of Athenians struggling to survive the impoverishment of relentless austerity measures, compounding emergencies, and human disasters of successive national crises in Greece since 2010. Drawing on eight years of fieldwork, Dr. Othon Alexandrakis examines the effects of injury, […]

Anthropology Annual Lecture explores the migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border

Anthropology Annual Lecture explores the migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) presents this year’s Anthropology Annual Lecture on March 17 at 4:30 p.m. with anthropologist and academic Jason De León. Serving as the keynote speaker for the event, De León will discuss “The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of […]

Appointment to the Order of Canada

Appointment to the Order of Canada

Congratulations to Emerita Professor Frances Henry on being appointed 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 […]

World Anthropology Day Photography Contest

World Anthropology Day Photography Contest

The Department of Anthropology celebrated World Anthropology Day on February 17, 2022 by organizing a photography contest. The Anthropology Students Association and graduate students in Anthropology worked together to select the theme of “Finding Hope.”  We received eight creative submissions from graduate and undergraduate students in Anthropology. Three winners were chosen by the Department of […]

Congratulations to the Social Anthropology Program's Class of 2021-22

Congratulations to the Social Anthropology Program's Class of 2021-22

Master's Program Telma Alencar (MA 2021) MRP title: “Identity, Identification and Belonging amongst Self-identified Brazilian Women in “Little Portugal” (Toronto)” Kathleen Downie (MA 2021) MRP title: “Drawing In: A sensory anthropology of drawing conceived as a mode of touch for parents of newborns in the NICU” Veronica Lockyer (MA 2021) MRP title: “The Violence of Not […]

LA&PS Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

LA&PS Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Ryan James on being awarded the LA&PS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching! Contract faculty member of the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Social Sciences Prof James has been recognized in the Contract/Adjunct/CLA category in the Department of Social Sciences. James is an anthropologist and a course director in the […]

Anthropology Hiring Ethnography of Digital Futures, Assistant Professor

Anthropology Hiring Ethnography of Digital Futures, Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Ethnography of Digital Futures at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2022.  Position Information

Student Awards in Anthropology

Student Awards in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is raising funds to establish two major awards in support of Indigenous and Black students: the ‘Founders” awards. The initiative for the Founders awards emerged from within the  Department and named in honour of senior retired scholars—our Founders. In addition, we are also re-initiating a student achievement prize named in honour […]