Anthropology Faculty and Their Research Interests

Who Can Supervise My Thesis?

Name Interests Email
Virginia Caputo* Gendered childhoods, girlhood, children’s rights, feminist theories and methodologies, transnational feminism, globalization, schooling, youth and media, violence, health
Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan* Gender, sexual politics, migration and transnationalism, sex tourism and sexual labour, public emotions, Brazil
Louise de la Gorgendière* African diaspora, migration, development anthropology, education, ethnopolitics, Ghana
Danielle DiNovelli-Lang* Human-Animal relations, value theory, posthumanism, natural resource economies, U.S./Indigenous politics, Alaska
Matthew Hawkins Soccer supporters, political uses of memory, emotion and affect, social movements, urban anthropology, Argentina
Beatriz Juárez Rodríguez** Political anthropology, race and racialization, ethno-racial social movements and the state in Latin America, black feminism, African diaspora studies, memory studies
Jean-Michel Landry** Political anthropology, critical theory, postcolonial studies, religion, gender, migration, the Middle East
Bernhard Leistle* Phenomenological anthropology, anthropology of psychiatry, semiotics, Morocco
Donna Patrick* Linguistic ethnography, indigeneity, transnationalism and urbanization, Arctic, language endangerment and revitalization
Jen Pylypa* Medical anthropology, health of women and children, transnational adoption, Southeast Asia, Canada
Daniel Rosenblatt* Indigeneity, middleclassness, electronic media, identity, cultural theory
Blair Rutherford* Governance and rights, migration and borders, agrarian dynamics, gendered livelihoods, sub-Saharan Africa
Vivian Solana** Political and feminist anthropology, postcolonial studies, forced displacement, anti-colonial revolutionary movements, gender, generation and transnational activism
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Anthropology Faculty in Other Departments
Melanie Adrian* Minorities rights in religiously, ethnically and culturally diverse societies
Logan Cochrane** Food security, climate change, social justice, governance and collective action
Karen Hébert** Environmental politics in the subarctic North, resource industries and commercial fisheries, struggles over sustainability
Kahente Horn-Miller* Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous women, identity politics, colonization, Indigenous governance, consensus-based decision making
Monica Patterson* Children/childhoods, memory, violence, race/racism/racialisation, visual culture, heritage, museums, curating, sub-Saharan Africa
Ruth Phillips* Visual studies, museum studies, Aboriginal art and material culture, cultures of indigenous and diasporic communities.
Allan Ryan* Contemporary Indigenous expressive arts, Aboriginal film makers, collaborative initiatives in the preservation of ethnic identities in Canada, China and Brazil, Aboriginal cartoonists, humour in art

* May supervise both MA and PhD theses
** May supervise MA theses and co-supervise PhD theses until granted tenure, when will have full supervision status.
*** May co-supervise MA and PhD theses with the permission of FGPA

Supervision status is granted based on rank. If you have questions about supervisory status, please consult the Graduate Administrator. The following legend is meant as an indication only. Please make sure to consult with the faculty you’re interested in working with. This table indicates which types of professors, instructors, and adjunct faculty are eligible to serve as Supervisors, Co-Supervisors, and Committee members for M.A. and Ph.D. student theses.