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. Aug. 9, 2022Prof. Mark Dolson awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award
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    Mark Dolson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology
    A pillar of support in difficult times

    Dr. Dolson is a caring and committed teacher who is dedicated to his craft and to ensuring student success.

    He has offered courses at all levels, ranging from small seminars to large lectures in both Arts and Health and is noted for to creating excellent pedagogical opportunities for his students.

  2. 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!

  3. 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" 

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