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Research areas

Here are the titles of Public Issues Anthropology theses and major research papers, the student-authors, and their supervisors. You can also read about our current MA students and their research interests.

2016

Alisha Adams

Ava Giachino

Samantha Lawrence-Nametka

​Danielle Nadeau

Jennifer Rickert

2015

Marya D'Alessio

Ashley Piskor

Jarred Rundle

Brian Schram

2014

David Gadzala

Kaleigh Eichel

Elizabeth Penney

Mithila Ruthralingam

Thomas Siek

2013

 Stephanie Scott

Kira Turner

2012

Emily Graff

2011

William Gizas

  • The Role of Anthropology: the need for a public contribution of current archaeological theory in the issues surrounding the human-environment relationship [Supervisor:  Robert Park]

Rowland Robinson

  • Between the Academy and the Grassroots: Discourses on Decolonization and Indigenous Revolution in Modern North America [Supervisor: Jasmin Habib]

Trieneke Gastmeier

  • Raising the Hemline: Towards a Feminist Anthropology of Beauty Practices [Supervisor: Jasmin Habib]

Annette Klein

  • Migration, Religion, Identity, and Integration of Greek-Canadians [Supervisor: Harriet Lyons]

Julie Sumerta

Katreena Baker

Adam Vuylsteke

  • Renewing Public Anthropology: Exploring the Current State of Anthropology in a Digital World [Supervisor: Gray Graffam]

Rachel Cripps

  • What Happened on 9/11?  Anthropological Insights about the Rise of Alternative Theories [Supervisor: Jasmin Habib]

2010

Pauline Goetz

Kimberley Ann Campbell

  • Boundaries, Identity, and Conflict: Experiencing Mobility, Autonomy and the Creation of a Sense of Self [Supervisor: Thomas Abler]

Juliet O'Farrell

Tasin Zaman

Ligia Grandys

  • Pink Ribbon Culture: Anthropological Reflections [Supervisor: Harriet Lyons]

2009

Katie Blaszkiewicz

  • Child Nutrition in Malawi: An Anthropological Approach to Sociocultural Construction of Normative Feminity [Supervisor: Harriet Lyons]

Kevin Nixon

Consuelo Griggio

Scott Moore

Matthew Theoret

Jill Johnson

2008

Kayleigh Platz