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.


Caitlin Brast

Grace Chan

Jennifer Cullison

Laurel McInnis

Ivelina Petrova

Kagan Pittman

Kaithleen Tan

Sarah Tomkins


Serena Dibiase

Tamara Graham

Emily Hilts

Jane Kang 

Elizabeth Lukashal

Kennerley McKellar-Harries

Clara Mitchell

Marissa Panton

Sharmita Paul

Emily Richards

Julia Tucciarone


Jeffrey Coffin

Kate Elliott

Benjamin Scher

Martha Tildesley

Panchala Weerasinghe

Chiara Williamson


Jennifer Dauphinais

Holly Krause

Andrew Lawson

Mallory Moscovitch

Emily Schaljo

Gillian Seymour


Stuart Anderson

Yuet Chan

Leah Govia

Jacqueline Meijer

​Amelia Pilon

Alecsandra Romanisin

Dana Thacher


Stefan Jovanovic

Stuart Karrow

Amy King

Matthew Seguin

Amanda Suko

Erin Van Der Meulen


Alisha Adams

Ava Giachino

Samantha Lawrence-Nametka

​Danielle Nadeau

Jennifer Rickert


Marya D'Alessio

Ashley Piskor

Jarred Rundle

Brian Schram


David Gadzala

Kaleigh Eichel

Elizabeth Penney

Mithila Ruthralingam

Thomas Siek


 Stephanie Scott

Kira Turner


Emily Graff


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]


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]


Katie Blaszkiewicz

  • Child Nutrition in Malawi: An Anthropological Approach to Socio-Cultural Factors in Epidemiology [Supervisor: Harriet Lyons]

Kevin Nixon

Consuelo Griggio

Scott Moore

Matthew Theoret

Jill Johnson


Kayleigh Platz