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Faculty / Fall 2014
Ellen Badone, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California, Berkeley)/ Joint appointment with Religious Studies
Megan Brickley, B.A. (Birmingham), M.Sc., Ph.D. (U. London)
Aubrey Cannon, B.A. (Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
John Colarusso, B.A. (Cornell), M.A. (Northwestern), Ph.D. (Harvard)/ Joint appointment with Modern Languages
Ann Herring, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Petra Rethmann, B.A. (Vienna), M.A. (Munich), Ph.D. (McGill)/Chair
Tristan Carter, B.A. (U. Nottingham), Ph.D. (U. London)
Dawn Martin-Hill, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)/ Joint appointment with Indigenous Studies Program (Director)
Tina Moffat, B.A. (Toronto), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Hendrik Poinar, B.Sc., M.Sc. (California), Ph.D. (Germany)
Tracy Prowse, B.Sc., M.A. (Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Kee Yong, M. Phil., Ph.D. (CUNY)
Andrew Gilbert, B.A. (U. California, Santa Cruz), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago)
Kathryn Goldfarb, B.A. (Rice University), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago)
Karen McGarry, B.A., M.A. (Trent), Ph.D. (York)
Andrew Roddick, B.A., M.A. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (California, Berkeley)
Eduard G. Reinhardt, B.A., Ph.D. (Carleton)/ School of Geography and Earth Sciences
Celia Rothenberg, B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Toronto)/ Religious Studies
Henry Schwarcz, B.A. (Chicago), M.S., Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology), F.R.S.C. /School of Geography and Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Christopher Ellis, B.A.(Waterloo), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)/ Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
Ronald Hancock, B.Sc., M.Sc. (New Zealand), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Andrew Martindale, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Trent), Ph.D. (Toronto)/ Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Robert W. Park, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Alberta)/ Anthropology, University of Waterloo
Peter Ramsden, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Michael Spence, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Southern Illinois)/ Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
Gary Warrick, B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (McGill)/ Contemporary Studies, Wilfrid Laurier
Areas of Specialization
Ph.D. students conduct fieldwork in many parts of the world. The study of European societies is a new area of interest in the Department. The Department’s Ph.D. students have recently engaged in research in Spain, Western Samoa, Nepal, Mesoamerica, Italy, India, Mexico, Chile, Belize, Antigua, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Argentina, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, as well as in various provinces of Canada.
The McMaster Anthropology Department offers degrees in Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, and the Anthropology of Health. More specially, it defines itself in terms of topical areas and issues that its faculty and graduate students investigate. The main fields of inquiry of members of the Department include: anthropology of health, applied anthropology, archaeological history, complex societies, ethno history, indigenous studies, material culture, molecular anthropology, osteology and socio-environmental studies.
The Anthropology of Health draws together core anthropology faculty and students interested in human biology, medical and physical anthropology. This program takes advantage of the many links to other health research areas at McMaster and beyond.
Admission and program requirements conform to the general University regulations at the front of this Calendar.
Upon arrival at McMaster a graduate student will either select or be tentatively assigned a faculty advisor from the Department. Together, the student and the advisor will determine the individual program of study to be followed. This program must be ratified by the Department Chair and the Graduate Committee.
The Department offers a Ph.D. degree in the fields of Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Physical Anthropology and Anthropology of Health.