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Migration, Displacements and Violence

Migration, Displacements and Violence

This cluster investigates the movements of peoples, at all scales, across time and space and the tensions arising from every day and episodic violence. 


Global research areas include ancestry/ethnicity/class, racism, archaeological & forensic sciences, and regional and international mobility.


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Basit Iqbal PhD

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

associate-member, Religious Studies

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24283

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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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Megan Brickley PhD

graduate-chair, Anthropology

Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24256

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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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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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Yana Stainova

Yana Stainova PhD

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26296

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Affiliated Courses

1AA3: Sex, Food and Death 

1AB3: Race, Religion, and Violence

2BB3: Ancient Mesoamerica

2HE3: Heritage, Economy, and Ethics 

2OO3: Themes in the Archaeological History of North America 

2PA3: Intro to Anthropological Archaeology 

2PC3: Aliens, Curses, and Nazis 

2UO3: Plagues and Peoples 

2WA3: Neanderthals to Pyramids

3AS3: Archaeology and Society 

3EM3: Current Deabtes in Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory 

3FA3: Forensic Anthropology 

3FO3: Anthropology and the Other(ed) 

3GG3: Anthropology of Europe 

3PP3: Paleopathology 

3FFF3: Key Debates in Andean Archaeology

4DO3: Zombies and the Undead 

4EE3: Archaeology In (And Of) the Present 

4GS3: Genetics and Society 

4HF3: Archaeology of Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers

4SG3: The Secret of the Gift 

4KK3: Archaeology of Neanderthals & other early humans 

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

702: Contemporary Problems 

720: Politics of Desire 

733: Archaeologies of Identity 

734: Indigenous Knowledge 

740: Biocultural Synthesis 

743: Anthropology of Space, Place, and Landscape 

782: Diasporas, Transnationalism and Religious Identities 

746: Bioarchaeology 

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 

Heritage, History, and Memory