Ph.D. Theses:

2019

Liu, Ying-Ying Tiffany, Intra-Migrant Economy: Chinese Restaurant Entrepreneurship and Zimbabwean Migrant Workers in South Africa – Supervisor: B. Rutherford

Rao, Sheila, Women’s Sweet Success? Interrogating Nutritionism in Biofortified Sweet Potato Promotion in Mwasonga, Tanzania – Supervisor: B. Rutherford and L. de la Gorgendière

2018

Mohammadi, Fatemeh, Youth Clubs as Men/Women Caves: Exploring an Emerging Muslim Youth Subculture Creating a New Canadian Religious Identity – Supervisor: B. Given

2017

Hawkins, Matthew, “This is Boedo” Stories of a Lost Football Stadium, a Buenos Aires Barrio, and How the Hinchas of San Lorenzo Fought to Return – Supervisor: P. Gose

2014

Sax, Marieka, Sorcery and Morality in the Andes: Illness, Healing, and Brujeria in Kanaris (Lambayeque, Peru) – Supervisor: P. Gose

Tubb, Daniel, Gold in the Choco, Columbia – Supervisor: P. Gose

M.A. Theses:

2018

Benincasa, Erin, Moving Identities: An exploration of the Lived Experiences of Chinese International Students at a Private School in Ontario – Supervisor: D. Patrick

Bider, Emma, The Sound of Home: Tuareg Women’s Tendé Drumming in France and Belgium – Supervisor: B. Rutherford and C. Ramzy

Vicencio Diaz, Liz Veronica, Gender and Sexual Fluidity in Veracruz, Mexico – Supervisor: M.E. Carrier Moisan

2017

Decontie, Faith, Remembering Why We Sit at the Table – Supervisor: D. Patrick

Langille, Justin, “As It Flows Down from the North”: Confluences of water stewardship emerging from the Ottawa River watershed – Supervisor: F. Slaney

Vandervalk, Sandra, Line Dancing: A Performative and Phenomenological Study of the Borderlands Region of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont – Supervisor: B. Leistle

2016

Auclair, Karina, Tensions on Erraid: How the Need for “Human Sustainability” Challenges an Intentional Spiritual Community – Supervisor: D. DiNovelli Lang

Reilly, Barbara, Monumental Meaning-Making: Interpreting Westport, Ontario’s Cemeteries – Supervisor: B. Given

Hale, Tyler, More Than Material: The Vibrancy of the Car in the Volkswagen Diesel Scandal – Supervisor: D. DiNovelli-Lang

2015

Boon, Dirk, Living After Prison: The Experience of (Re)integration to Society after Release from an Ontario Correctional Facility – Supervisor: B. Given

Cameron, Courtney, Dedicated Athletes, Deviant Women: The Experience of Being an Amateur Sportswoman in a Contemporary Canadian Context – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

MacNeil, John,  The Construction of Identity Among Inuit Men in Ottawa Through Foodways – Supervisor: D. DiNovelli-Lang

Shalaby, Carina,  Leaving Little Great River: An Ethnography of the Inuit Experience of Travelling Down South to Face justice – Supervisor: D. Rosenblatt

Spry, Melinda, Living with Lupus in Ottawa, Ontario: An Exploration of Illness Narratives – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

2014

Guigue, Samantha, Flat, Frozen and Everlasting: Cosmetic Surgery Abroad and the Production of Feminine Bodies in Neoliberal North America – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Horsfall, Johanne, Signifying Difference:  Muslim Experiences with Dogs in Canada – Supervisor: D. DiNovelli-Lang

Kidd, Abigail, Challenging Categories: An Ethnography of Young Adults with Down Syndrome in a Community in Ontario – Supervisor: A. Shotwell/ J. Pylypa

O’Sullivan, Sarah, The Politics of Triage: International aid and AIDS care in Northern Uganda – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Rickert, Melanie, Propaganda? What Propaganda?: Discourse, Identity, and Queer Activism in St. Petersburg, Russia – Supervisor: M-E. Carrier-Moisan

2013

Graham, Megan, Between Pre-Objectivity and Objectivity: A Phenomenological Study of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapists’ Experiences of Healing in Music – Supervisor: B. Leistle

Jones, Angeline,  The Impact of Socio-cultural Issues on Mature Women and Alcohol Use in Glasgow, Scotland: An Anthropological Exploration – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendiere

MacLeod, Katie, Displaced Mixed-Blood: An Ethnographic Exploration of Métis Identities in Nova Scotia – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Pockele, Samantha, Ned Aesthetics in Contemporary Glasgow: Preforming Classes, Appropriating Races – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Robinson, Marion, Training Our Bodies to Defend Ourselves: Self-defence Training as Embodied Learning – Supervisor: B. Leistle

Sanderson, Matthew, The Embodiment of Post-Concussion Syndrome: Reflexive Research, Acting Athletes, Managing Medical Professionals, and Moral Trepidation – Supervisor: B. Leistle

Verardi, Cassandra, Perceptions of Voluntourism – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Williams, Tabitha, Life History of a Calumet: Social History through the Life History of An Object – Supervisor: D. DiNovelli-Lang

2012

Ellis, Natalie, Beyond “Good” and “Evil”: Illuminating the Complex Realities of Experience in Glasgow’s Regenerated Retail Spaces – Supervisor: D. Rosenblatt

Fox, Graham, Belonging Behind Walls: Race, Security, and Citizenship amongst Euro-Kenyans in Nairobi – Supervisor: B. Rutherford

Jezari, Arianna, Through Their Eyes: Insights from the Lived Experiences of Blind Youth in Uganda – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Johnston, Lina, Discourses of Security, Agricultural Innovation and Nature: the Cuban Transition to Agro-Ecology and the Construction of Campesino Identity – Supervisor: P. Ballamingie and C. Aporta

Lui, Ying-Ying Tiffany, Falun Gong, the Diaspora and Chinese Identity: Fieldwork amount the Practitioners in Ottawa – Supervisor: B. Given and B. Rutherford

Mason, Miranda, HIV and Gendered Migrations: an articulation of young women’s diverse migration experiences on the Thai-Lao border – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Nham, William, Digging Up Zimbabwean Gold Miners: An Anthropological Study of Artisanal Gold Mining in Central Mozambique – Supervisor: B. Rutherford

Poole, Joanne, The Little Iron Horse in Post-Humanist Perspective: Contemporary Engagements with the Canadian Horse in Rural Quebec – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière and S. Pulla 

Shen, Yu, Articulating Chinese Cultural Identity through Participating in Teaching Chinese Mandarin Heritage Language – Supervisor: B. Given

Tetroe Robinson, Nicole, An Ethnographic Exploration of the Work of Aboriginal Social Workers: Examining the Applicability of Foucault’s Governmentality – Supervisor: D. Rosenblatt

Tran, Chi Kim, An Ethnographic Analysis of the Current Whistleblowing Landscape in the Canadian Public Service – Supervisor: B. Rutherford

Wilson, Amy,  The Dys-Appearing Body: Understanding the Everyday Lived Experience of Women with Fibromyalgia – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

2011

Conway, Alana, Examining the “illegitimate” refugee label: A case study of Roma refugee claimants in Canada – Supervisor: B. Rutherford

Fonesca, Ana, “It’s not just about money”: An Ethnography of Rebusque Performances and Life-Stories on Public Transportation Buses in Downtown Bogotá, Colombia – Supervisor: F. Slaney

Kamari, Wangui, Learning to be Black: The Afrocentric “Word” as Anti-racism Mobilization in Salvador, Brazil. – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière and P. Gose

Panday, Aruna, From Kapahaka to Hip Hop: Maori Popular Music in Aotearoa/New Zealand  – Supervisor: D. Rosenblatt

2010

Agrawal, Anita, Life After Wife Abuse South Asian Women in the Greater Toronto Area – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Baglow, John, Foreign Bodies: the Etiology of Nunavut Governance – Supervisor: J. Keil and C. Aporta

Clarke-Nolan, Katherine, The Macro Vs. The Micro: The Cultural Dialogues of Compensated Surrogacy – Supervisor: D. Rosenblatt

Harrison, Brendan, Kiva: An Analysis of Microfinance, NGOs and Development Discourses  – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière and B. Rutherford

Karpala, Kelly, Adapting to a World of Change: Inuit Perspectives of Climate Change in Igloolik, Nunavut – Supervisor: C. Aporta and G. Laidler

Morgan, Matthew, “The One That Cuts the Path Doesn’t Know it is Crooked”: Ghanaian NGO Workers’ Perspectives of Development in the Multi Donor Budget Support Era – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière and B. Rutherford

Seabrook, Christopher, “It Gives Me Thunder”: Reflections on “Becoming Fur”  – Supervisor: B. Given

Thomson, Charisma, Roadside Memorials in Rural North America: Symbolic performance of double burial – Supervisor: F. Slaney

Tsiknis, Stella, Hellas and Hellenes: An Ethnography of Transnationalism – Supervisor: J. Keil and D. Patrick

2009

Davis, Leanne, “Negotiating social space through fair trade coffee consumption” – Supervisor: F. Slaney

Owen, Wendy, “Rwandans in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada: Interactions and Relationships within the Diaspora” – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Patrick, Caryl, ‘Home Care for the Homeless: Experiences of Infirmary Clients at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto.’ – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Slawich, Jennifer, Bilateral Development: Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Canadian-Tanzanian Partnership Through HIV/AIDS Indicators – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière and J. Pylypa

2008

Lazarus, Joanne, “Filipino ‘Nursing Medics’: Why are Doctors Retraining as Nurses in the Philippines?” – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Myles, Bryan,  “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret”: The Principles and Practices of Ecotourism in Belize” – Supervisor: P. Gose

Rotman, Amy,  “Making Meaning of Racial Cosmetic Surgery: Its Implications and Effects on the Lives of Women in America” – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Sax, Marieka, Feeding as a Force of Production and Advancement in the Peruvian Andes – Supervisor: P. Gose

Schissel, Paul, “Muai Thai and the Embodiment of Fighting Forms in a Rural Northeast Thai Household” – Supervisor: F. Slaney

Stegner, Irmgard, The History, Symbolism, Spirituality, and Transformation of the Jingle Dress and Dance of the North-Eastern Woodland Indians – Supervisor: D. Smith

Zubi,  Hadaf,  “The Mano River Conflict Complex” – Supervisor: J. Keil

2007

Bell, Alison, From Pond to Pro:  Hockey as a Symbol of Canadian National Identity – Supervisor: B. Given

Blancette, Laurie, The Link Between Gendered Violence and HIV/AIDS:  Black Women in South Africa – Supervisor: B. Rutherford

Chao, Hui-Min, “Women in Cyakang Village Taiwan” – Supervisor: J. Keil

Kenny, Mary Ellen, The Integration Experience of Somali Refugee Youth in Ottawa, Canada: “Failure is not an option for us” – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière

Mohamed, Hodan, Somali Single Mothers in Ottawa:  challenges and Opportunities of Resettlement and Implications on Health and Well-being – Supervisor: J. Pylypa

Neelin, Lyndal, Anglophone ‘habitus’ in the Making and un-Making of South African Apartheid – Supervisor: P. Gose and J. Keil

Nguyen, An, Cyberculture from the East:  Japanese Rock Music Fans in North America – Supervisor: B. Given

2006

Ahmed, Kazi Afzal, Formation of Identities of Bangladeshi Immigrants in Ottawa – Supervisor: B. Rutherford and D. Smith

Birch, Jennifer, Public Archaeology and the Cultural Resource Management Industry in Southern Ontario – Supervisor: D. Smith and J-L. Pilon

Hanson, Natasha, The contemporary Canadian Tattoo as Symbolic Adoption and Adaptation – Supervisor: B. Given

Kanagasabapathy, Manivillie, Post-War Identity Re-construction in Sri Lanka:  Negotiation of Gendered Identity between the Local and Diaspora Community – Supervisor: J. Keil and B. Rutherford

Lundy, Colin, Wither Biodiversity, Whither Food Security?  Participatory Analyses of Mixed Cropping System With Adivasi Communities in India – Supervisor: J. Chevalier

Lynk, Wendy, Cultural Colour Construction:  A Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry – Supervisor: G. Pollard

Nelson, Rodney L., Forget Bricks and Mortar, It’s about the People:  Views and Techniques of an Anthropologist in the Corporate World – Supervisor: D. Smith

Prest, Leslie Erin, Technopagans:  Neopagans on the Internet and the Emergence of Virtual Communities – Supervisor: B. Given

2005

Belanger, Julie, The Colombian Coca Industry and the Indigenous Movement:  Mediating the Effects of Fumigation, Displacement, and Violence – Supervisor: J. Chevalier and B. Rutherford

Kim, Elizabeth, ‘Get a Life!’  an Anthropological Assessment of   Public Bioethical Debate – Supervisor: D. Smith and P. Thurtle

Loewen, David, Imagining Prairie Community:  The Settlement and Retention of South African Physicians in Rural Saskatchewan – Supervisor: B. Rutherford and S. Klausen

Louttit, Stanley, Diabetes and Glimpses of a 21st Century Eeyou (Cree) Culture:  Local Perspectives on Diet, Body Weight, Physical Activity and ‘Being’ Eeyou Among an Eeyou Youth Population of the Eeyou (Cree) Nation of Wemindji, Quebec – Supervisor: D. Patrick

MacKinnon, Marianne, Anthropology, Tourism and Protecting One’s Own:  The Ethics of Representing Polynesian Cultural Identity – Supervisor: J. Keil

Varghese, Anupa, Experiences of Displacement, Migration, and Settlement Among Afghans in Ottawa – Supervisor: B. Given and J. Keil

2004

Baxter, Stephen, An Anthropological Examination of the Reformation:  Egalitarianism Versus Hierarchy – Supervisor: J. Keil

Elgersma, Dawn,The Ritual Efficacy of Modern Dancesport – Supervisor: I. Prattis

Friesen, Kathryn, Constructing Refugees:  A Case Study of the ‘Safe Third Country’ Agreement – Supervisor: B. Given

Ghosh, Hasu, Antecedents and Social Consequences of Type 2 Diabetes Among Urban First Nations People Especially Women, of Eastern Ontario:  Western Science and Indigenous Perceptions – Supervisor: D. Smith and J. Keil

Gough, Meagan, Repatriation as a Reflection of Sto:Lo  Cultural Values:  Tset Thayeltswem Te Lalem S’olh Etawtxw (We are building a House of Respect – Supervisor: V. Blundell

Jendzjowsky, Lidia, Memorializing Historical Imprints: Analysis of Historical Texts and Photographs at Kitselas, 1850-1930 – Supervisor: D. Smith and A. Laforet

Kingfisher, William, Constructing Locality in Contemporary   Canadian – Supervisor: V. Blundell

McKay, Colleen, Beyond the Rhetoric:  Exploring the Reality   of North – South Ngo Partnerships – Supervisor: L. de la Gorgendière and B. Rutherford

Roby, Nadja, From Amateur to Professional; Placing Harlan I. Smith in the History of North American Anthropology – Supervisor: D. Smith

Stinson, James, Exploring a Middle Ground for Ecotourism Research:  A Stakeholder Analysis of the    Indian Creek Trail Project in Belize – Supervisor: J. Chevalier and B. Rutherford

Turcotte, Manon, Examining Information on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS: THE Influence of Organisational Concepts on Counsellor Training Documents in Areas of High HIV Prevalence – Supervisor: J. Chevalier and L. de la Gorgendière

Theses Completed 1992-2003

M.A. Research Essays

2018

Kevin Koudys, Neoliberalism and School Security: The Utilisation of Zero-Tolerance Policies and Black Student Exclusion in New York City and Toronto – Supervisor: J. Monaghan

Zackary Partington, Community Policing and Minority Youth Relations: Exploring Ottawa Community Policing Officers’ Experiences of a Reactive Policing Shift and its Impact on Public Relationships – Supervisor: M. Mopas

2015

Vu, Lan, Mothering in Transnational Context: Mediating through Dichotomies – Supervisor: B. Given

2014

Addelman, Carolyn, Post-Hybrid Moments: An Anthropological approach to contemporary indigenous art – Supervisor: D. Rosenblatt

Harron, Jennifer, Sex Work in Canada: Practice, limitations, and ongoing debates – Supervisor: B. Given

Pellerin, Julie, Voices in Motion: Teaching through stories at Elsipogtog School – Supervisor: D. DiNovelli-Lang

2013

Lord, Courtney, The Way Back: Psychiatry and the Treatment of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury from an Anthropological Perspective – Supervisor: B. Leistle

2010

Kirby, Christine, Title not available – Supervisor: B. Given

M.A. Coursework

2018

Cook, Stacey

2017

Zafrin, Liza

2016

van den Kerkhof, Brenda

2015

Roddick, David

2014

Woodward, Jennifer

2013

Chen, Chih

Hussain, Batoul

Rutkowski, Sarah

Sewell, Trevor

2010

Kemp, Amanda