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How often is eroticism linked with Christianity in contemporary North America? Drawing from five years of ethnographic fieldwork, Paula Pryce discusses the roles of Bridal Mysticism, ritual, and pluralism in contesting long-established doctrines of religious institutions. Click here for more information.
Are you interested in migration, refugees, or borders? Take Anth540C, Mobilities/Immobilities, to learn about the politics and ethnography of mobility, citizenship, and borders. Click here to enrol on the SSC.
UBC Associate Professor Sara Shneiderman has been awarded a three-year Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to assemble an international network of scholars, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations that are currently engaged with Nepal’s reconstruction after its devastating 2015 earthquakes. The partnership aims to build research capacity in Canada […]
The Department of Anthropology congratulates Bruce Granville Miller on his election as a Fellow of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA). The announcement of his election was made in Ottawa in May 2017 at the CASCA annual meetings. This honour recognizes Dr. Miller’s research excellence and longstanding contribution to our scholarly community and to anthropology in […]
Welcome back to campus for the start of our 2017/18 academic year. I’m very happy to say that we have virtually no building renovations scheduled for this year—instead we can focus all of our attention on the amazing community of students, postdocs, staff, faculty and visitors that constitute our growing department. We have (as of […]
Dr. Magliocco, we’re delighted to welcome you to the UBC Anthropology Department. Please can you share with us a little about your career and work to date? Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here. I did my undergraduate work in Anthropology at Brown University and my Ph.D. in Folklore at Indiana University–Bloomington. I […]
It’s exciting to be thinking about a journal right now because of the opportunity it offers to work within a number of dynamic contexts – geographical and historical of course, but also new knowledge practices across disciplines and the multiple publics they address.
I have always had a strong belief that we are obligated to participate in the governance of our neighbourhoods, our communities, and our workplaces. I further believe that it is not sufficient to critique, but that critique must be based in action. Having watched the turmoil in UBC’s governance this past year, I felt that we needed to ensure that we have voices in our governance agencies that are not simply content to go along to get along.
Leslie Robertson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is the new editor of BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly. BC Studies is a multidisciplinary journal that stands at the forefront of Canadian regional scholarship and contributes to informed public debate in British Columbia. Leslie has the ability to bridge different disciplinary approaches to research and presents a […]
A Message from Dr. Michael Blake: “I am honoured, as Anthropology’s incoming Department Head, to be able to welcome you to the start of the new academic year. This year marks the beginning of our second decade as a stand-alone department.”