Jennifer completed her BA (Honours) in Anthropology at Brandon University, and entered the Public Issues Anthropology Program in September 2017. Her main interests are in Medical Anthropology, Multispecies Ethnography and de-colonial theory. She is particularly interested in disease vector insects and de-centering the human within disease encounters.
Leah entered the program in September 2016. Her main interests are digital anthropology, feminist anthropology, and science, technology and society studies (STS). Topics she has previously explored are cyberfeminism and activism. Currently, she is interested in the intersection of digital technologies, identity and ethics.
Holly entered the program in September 2017. She is interested in faunal remains and the reconstruction of past landscapes to understand settlement patterns, hunting strategies, resource gathering, and the movement of past populations. She is also interested in lithic and bone tools, GIS, and the use of 3D modelling for archaeological sites. Her focus is on archaeological sites of prehistoric North America, particularly hunter-gatherer communities.
Andrew entered the program in September of 2017. He is interested in Great Lakes archaeology, particularly Late Woodland lithic reduction technologies. More broadly, he is also engaged with theoretical concerns involving object biographies and public issues such as the repatriation of Indigenous materials in the region.
Mal entered the program in September 2017. She is interested in digital anthropology, design, multispecies ethnography, primatology, and science, technology and society studies (STS). Currently, she is interested in digital ethnography in an environmental and public issues context.
Alecs entered the program in September 2016, having previously completed her Undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Anthropology and Classical Studies. Her interests include social memory, archaeology of Greek antiquity, heritage formation, philosophy, and tourism. She hopes to combine all of these themes into her thesis on formations of identity and heritage in modern Greece via archaeological remains.
Emily entered the program in September 2017. She is interested in combining her background in classical archaeology with the anthropological subfields of bioarchaeology, funerary archaeology, and osteology. She is currently studying the migrations and interactions between peoples during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Greece via osteological and other remains.
Gillian entered the program in September 2017 after receiving her BA from Waterloo. She is interested in skeletal forensics and biology. Her research is aimed towards trauma and pathology in the human skeleton. She would like to focus on fractures and patterns of fractures in ancient skeletons.