Administrative Positions

Professor, Anthropological Archaeology

Head, Department of Anthropology

Emergence of social and political complexity, origins and spread of agriculture–especially maize; Mesoamerica (Early Formative and Postclassic Chiapas, Mexico), North America (Coast Salish peoples of British Columbia)

Phone: 604-822-3124


Associate Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology
Keith Burwell Professorship in Anthropology
Undergraduate Program Chair, Anthropology Undergraduate Studies Committee (AUSC)

Medical anthropology; global health; Tanzania: childhood malaria; India: outsourcing of clinical drug trials

Phone: 604-822-4820


Associate Professor, Anthropological Archaeology

Director, Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA)

Director, Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD)

Northwest Coast archaeology and history; vernacular architecture and engineering; radiocarbon dating and calibration; landscape and settlement analyses; Indigenous oral records; colonialism and culture contact;archaeology and the law

Phone: 604-822-2545


Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology

Graduate Program Chair, Anthropology Graduate Studies Committee (AGSC)

Legal anthropology, Indigenous peoples and their relations with the state in its various local, national, and international manifestations; Native North America, with focus on the Coast Salish of British Columbia and the state of Washington

Phone: 604-822-6336


Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology
Undergraduate Honours Advisor, Anthropology Undergraduate Studies Commitee

Ethnicity, ritual, political performance, cross-border mobility and citizenship, global indigeneity, social transformation, state restructuring, development; South Asia, the Himalayas, Nepal, India, Tibetan areas of China

Phone: 604-822-4387

2016-2017 Committee Assignments

Graduate Student Studies (AGSC)

Chair: Bruce Miller

Members: Shaylih Muehlmann, John Barker (T1), Patrick Moore (T2) and Gaston Gordillo

Anthropology Undergraduate Studies Committee (AUSC)

Chair: Vinay Kamat

Members: David Pokotylo, Sara Shneiderman, Zhichun Jing (T1) and Vinay Kamat

Website and Communication: Mark Turin

Equity: Alexia Bloch (T2) and Millie Creighton

Museum Liaison: Leslie Robertson and Daisy Rosenblum

Special Events: Jennifer Kramer and Carole Blackburn

Peer Teaching Review: William McKellin

Safety: Charles Menzies

LOA Director: Andrew Martindale

Awards: Nicola Levell, Patricia Shaw, Susan Rowley