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Laurel started the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2020. She has a BA in biological anthropology from Western. She is interested in the human skeleton and her research will concern pathological conditions of skeletons from Greece.
A student of the program since Fall 2019, Elizabeth has a BA in archaeology and is interested in paleopathology and bioarchaeology. Her main research focus is on rare diseases and syndromes in the past, particularly the detection of subtle indicators of these conditions in skeletal remains and how conditions considered non-pathological could have impacted individual lived experiences.
Sarah Tomkins completed her BA in Anthropology at the University of Alberta, with a minor in Linguistics. After completing education and work experience in Prenatal/Postpartum/Pelvic Health Yoga, and Labour/Postpartum/Loss Doula support, she is now pursuing the MA in Public Issues Anthropology at the University of Waterloo.
Marissa graduated this past spring from UW with a BA in Anthropology. She is interested in many aspects of anthropology, but particularly environmental anthropology and anthropology of science. Her research will focus on climate scientists and investigating the culture of their laboratory.
Ivelina started the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2020 after completing her undergraduate degree at Western University for an Honors Specialization in Anthropology. Her research will focus on gender in post-socialist Bulgaria. Her interests include gender, identity and nationalism.
Kennerley received her undergrad from UW in anthropology, with a minor in psychology. She started in the MA program in fall 2019. Kennerley is interested in sociocultural anthropology; particularly linguistics, climate change, and indigenous issues.
Kagan entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2020 after completing his BA (Hons) in Anthropology and History of Religions at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Clara received her BA from University of Waterloo for Anthropology with a minor in Classical Studies. She is currently pursuing her MA for Public Issues Anthropology at the University of Waterloo. She has an interest in Great Lakes archaeology and hopes to study contact period sites within Ontario. She is interested in decolonialism, feminist archaeology, and indigenous knowledge production.
Kaithleen entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in Fall 2020 after completing her BSc in Honours Science at the University of Waterloo with a minor in Chemistry and Anthropology. Although she is interested to learn all aspects of anthropology, she is mostly interested in dental anthropology, osteology, and paleopathology.
Sharmita entered in Public issues in Anthropology program as a graduate student in September 2019, after completing her B.S.S (Hons) and M.S.S in Anthropology at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Her research interest in sustainable water management, public health-related issues.
Emily completed her BSc in Honours Science at the University of Waterloo, with minors in Anthropology, Biology, and Medical Physiology. She began the Public Issues Anthropology program in Fall 2019. Her current interests are in medical anthropology, more specifically the concept of biological normalcy and how it relates to the health of Canadians.
Julia started the program in September 2019 after finishing her BA at Western University. She is interested in bioarchaeology, biological anthropology, and anthropological theory. Her research will focus upon what we can learn about past peoples from chemical analysis of their teeth.
Serena entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2019 after completing her undergraduate degree in Archaeology & Heritage Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her main interests include bioarchaeology and osteology and what we can learn from the skeletal remains of past peoples.
Caitlin entered the program in September 2020 after receiving an Honours BA from UWaterloo with majors in Anthropology and Classical Studies, as well as a history minor. She is interested in the archaeology of the American Southwest, historical archaeology, and museums.
Tamara completed her BA (Honours) with a double major in Archaeology and Anthropology at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2017. She entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2019. She is interested in bioarchaeology and osteology with a focus on the study of chronic and infectious diseases.
Grace entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in September 2020 after completing her HBSc in forensic anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She is interested in biological profiling techniques, and her research will focus on sex determination using bones of the foot.
Emily completed her BA (Hons) in Anthropology at the University of Waterloo in 2018 with minors in French and History. She entered the Public Issues Anthropology program in 2019. She is interested in archaeology; particularly Arctic archaeology and Inuit cultures.
Jennifer completed her BA in Anthropology at Michigan State University with a minor in Religious Studies. She started in the MA program in fall 2020. Jennifer’s main interest in Great Lakes archaeology and hopes to study trade networks through lithic analysis.
Jane completed her BA in Honours Anthropology at the University of Waterloo. She joined the Public Issues Anthropology MA program in September 2019. Prior to becoming an Anthropology Major, Jane was in the Faculty of Science (Biomedical Science and Biology). Her background in science has continued her interest in human health. For Jane’s thesis, her research will be on youth homelessness.