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Ecologies, Resilience and Change

Ecologies, Resilience and Change

This cluster explores humans’ relationships with each other and other life forms across time and space that both serve humans and sometimes result in disruptions or catastrophic changes to ecological systems and environments. 


We also examine social movements of resistance that may bring change to human environments. Global research areas include climate change, food systems, and social and political organization or upheaval.


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Aubrey Cannon PhD

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23912

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Dawn Martin-Hill PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies

(905) 525-9140 ext. 27605

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Hendrik Poinar

Hendrik Poinar PhD

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26331

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Kee Yong

Kee Yong PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

member, Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23907

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Shanti Morell-Hart

Shanti Morell-Hart PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23909

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Affiliated Courses

1AA3: Sex, Food and Death

2AN3: Food and Nutrition
2CA3: Archaeology of Environmental Crisis & Response
2EO3: Intro to Biological Anthropology
2FF3: Skeletal Biology & Bioarchaeology
2FO3: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
2OO3: Themes in the Archaeological History of North America
2PA3: Intro to Anthropological Archaeology

3AS3: Archaeology and Society
3BB3: Paleoethnobotany
3CO3: Health and Environment
3EM3: Current Debates in Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory
3PP3: Paleopathology
3XO3: Zooarchaeology
3KO3: Archaeological Interpretation
3FFF3: Key Debates in Andean Archaeology

4EE3: Archaeology In (And Of) the Present
4HF3: Archaeology of Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers
4KK3: Archaeology of Neanderthals and Other Early Hominids
4RO3: Advanced Skeletal Biology
4CC3: Archaeology of Foodways

720: Politics of Desire
733: Archaeologies of Identity
734: Indigenous Knowledge
741: Metabolic Disease
743: Anthropolology of Space, Place, and Landscape
786: Global Futures

Research Programs

Research Clusters

While the department covers four main Research Programs (sub-fields) in Anthropology, we also integrate these Research Programs in six key areas of expertise and investigation: Art and New Materialisms; Ecologies, Resilience and Change; Embodiment, Health and Wellbeing; Foodways, Diet and Nutrition; Heritage, History and Memory; and Migrations, Displacements and Violence. 


Art and New Materialisms 

Embodiment, Health and Wellbeing 

Foodways, Diet and Nutrition 

Heritage, History and Memory 

Migrations, Displacements and Violence