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Foodways, Diet and Nutrition

Foodways, Diet and Nutrition

This cluster explores eating, nutrition and diet, but also how humans engage with their worlds and each other. 


Current research examines nutrition (and malnutrition), health and a wide range of practices including household dynamics, exchange and economics, religious practice, conquest and resistance, commercialization, and sustainable food systems.


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Aubrey Cannon PhD

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23912

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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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Tina Moffat

Tina Moffat PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23906

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Tracy Prowse PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26077

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1AA3: Sex, Food and Death

2AN3: Food and Nutrition    

2EO3: Intro to Biological Anthropology

3CAC: Ceramic Analysis  

3CO3: Health and Environment  

3PP3: Paleopathology  

3XO3: Zooarchaeology  

3BB3: Paleoethnobotany  

3KO3: Archaeological Interpretation

4CC3: Archaeology of Foodways  

4CP3: Cultural Politics of Food and Eating  

4DN3: Diet and Nutrition  

4HF3: Archaeology of Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers  

4KK3: Archaeology of Neanderthals and Other Early Hominids  

4RO3: Advanced Skeletal Biology

740: Biocultural Synthesis  

741: Metabolic Disease  

746: Bioarchaeology  

749: Gastronomic Heritage

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 

Ecologies, Resilience and Change 

Embodiment, Health and Wellbeing

Heritage, History and Memory 

Migrations, Displacements and Violence