Ruins of the Temple of Apollo in the ancient city of Side, Side, Antalya, Turkey.

Heritage, History and Memory

Heritage, History and Memory

This cluster examines how people, cultural practices and events are remembered, represented and memorialized (or forgotten) both cross-culturally and across time and space.


Researchers investigate the oftentimes contested meanings of heritage-making practices (e.g., museums, archaeological heritage sites, modern nationalist spectacles), and how particular sociocultural identities, such as nationalism, ethnicity, gender and race, among others, are produced and destabilized.


Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick PhD

chair, Anthropology

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23913

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Basit Iqbal PhD

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

associate-member, Religious Studies

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24283

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Ellen Badone

Ellen Badone PhD

professor-emeritus, Anthropology

professor-emeritus, Religious Studies
member, Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

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John Colarusso PhD

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23902

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Karen McGarry PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23901

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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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Tristan Carter PhD

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23910

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Tracy Prowse PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Associate Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26077

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Petra Rethmann

Petra Rethmann PhD

Professor, Anthropology

director-graduate-advisor, Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26259

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Affiliated Courses

1AB3: Race, Religion, and Violence

2BB3: Ancient Mesoamerica 

2DO3: DNA Meets Anthropology 

2FO3: Intro to Cultural Anthropology 

2HE3: Heritage, Economy, and Ethics 

2HH3: Science, Technology, and Society 

2OO3: Themes in the Archaeological History of North America 

2PA3: Intro to Anthropological Archaeology 

2PC3: Aliens, Curses, and Nazis 

2RO3: Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft 

2RP3: Religion and Power in the Past 

2UO3: Plagues and Peoples 

2WA3: Neanderthals to Pyramids

3AS3: Archaeology and Society 

3BF3: Bioarchaeological Field School 

3DD3: Archaeology of Death 

3EM3: Current Debates in Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory 

3FO3: Anthropology and the Other(ed) 

3GG3: Anthropology of Europe 

3LA3: Lithics Analysis 

3PH3: Dissent, Power and History 

3PP3: Paleopathology 

3KO3: Archaeological Interpretation

4DN3: Diet and Nutrition 

4DO3: Zombies and the Undead 

4EE3: Archaeology In (And Of) the Present 

4GS3: Genetics and Society 

4RO3: Advanced Skeletal Biology 

4AA3: Materiality 

4AH3: Archaeology & Heritage: Ethics, Politics & Practice

720: Politics of Desire 

733: Archaeologies of Identity 

734: Indigenous Knowledge 

738: Archaeology as History 

743: Anthropology of Space, Place, and Landscape 

744: Ancient Biomolecules 

749: Gastronomic Heritage 

780: Approaches to Islam 

786: Global Futures 

787: Object Worlds

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 

Foodways, Diet and Nutrition 

Migrations, Displacements and Violence