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Faculty / Fall 2018
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) /Canada Research Chair in the Bioarchaeology of Human Disease
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
Hendrik Poinar, B.Sc., M.Sc. (California), Ph.D. (Munich)
Petra Rethmann, B.A. (Vienna), M.A. (Munich), Ph.D. (McGill)
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)/Chair
Tracy Prowse, B.Sc., M.A. (Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Andrew Roddick, B.A., M.A. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (California, Berkeley)
Kee Yong, M. Phil., Ph.D. (CUNY)
Andrew Gilbert, B.A. (U. California, Santa Cruz), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago)
Karen McGarry, B.A., M.A. (Trent), Ph.D. (York)
Shanti Morell-Hart, B.A. (UTSA), M.A., Ph.D. (Califorina-Berkeley)
Celia Rothenberg, B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Toronto)/ Religious Studies
Kathryn Goldfarb, B.A.(Rice University), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago)
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 Western and Eastern Europe, North, South and Central America, Southern Africa, Middle East, U.K., South and Southeast Asia, South Pacific, as well as in various provinces of Canada.
The McMaster Anthropology Department offers specializations in Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Culture, Health and Disease. 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.
Culture, Health, and Disease draws together core anthropology faculty and students across our sub-disciplines, with interests in cultural, historical, and biocultural thematic areas of focus. This program takes advantage of the many links to 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.