Understanding humanity in context

From prehistoric humanity all the way to contemporary cultural diversity, anthropologists engage with a wide range of issues and phenomena that affect individual and public life.


Waterloo's Anthropology research and teaching expertise covers three major sub-fields of the discipline: sociocultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and biological (physical) anthropology.

  1. June 20, 2022Congratulations to Waterloo alum, Dr. Thomas Siek

    Congratulations to U Waterloo alum, Dr. Thomas Siek on being offered a one-year Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology at McMaster University. Dr. Siek completed his MA in Public Issues Anthropology at the University of Waterloo in 2014, and his PhD at UCL in 2019. He will be starting his new position in July 2022 and we wish him great success in his new position!

  2. June 3, 20222022 Waterloo Interdisciplinary Trailblazer Fund

    Dr. Alexis Dolphin (Anthropology) and Dr. Andrew Doxey (Biology) are recipients of the 2022 Waterloo Interdisciplinary Trailblazer Fund.

    Their project is titled "Reconstructing the origins and evolution of infectious diseases through ancient DNA metagenomics" 

  3. May 26, 2022Anthropology student awarded the Spring 2022 Convocation Award

    In view of Aparajita Bhattacharya's various academic achievements in Anthropology, it is our pleasure to announce that she has been selected by the Faculty of Arts to receive the Spring 2022 Convocation Award in Anthropology.

    Congratulations Aparajita!  

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