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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 […]
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.
Featuring four different speakers, our 2017-18 series runs from October 5 to November 16. For more information about the presentations, click here.
To what extent do modern Westerners imagine animals as spiritual beings? How do they view animals’ interiority compared with their own? Professor Sabina Magliocco explores these concepts in her colloquium. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Eric Guiry, Charles Menzies, Shaylih Muehlmann, and Daisy Rosenblum who received SSHRC Insight Grants, and to Sara Shneiderman who received a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.
Welcome back to campus for the start of our 2017-2018 academic year. Click here to read a message from Michael Blake, Head of Department.
The Department of Anthropology congratulates Bruce Granville Miller on his election as a Fellow of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA). Click here to read more.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Sabina Magliocco, who is joining the UBC Department of Anthropology this year. Click here to read her Q&A.
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.