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New Date: Dr. John Barker’s Faculty Brown Bag Talk

New Date: Dr. John Barker’s Faculty Brown Bag Talk

Tuesday |  January 21, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 pm | ANSO 134 Dr. John Barker will discuss his field research on the Maisin people of Papua New Guinea, a socio-linguistic group of around 3,000 people living in Oro Province on the northeast coast of the country. Read more

Colloquium with Dr. Alpa Shah

Colloquium with Dr. Alpa Shah

Dr. Alpa Shah studies the working poor, migrant labour and the conjugated oppression of caste, tribe, region, gender and class relations in India to expose the social inequalities generated by capitalism. Click here for more information.

Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths: A Roundtable Discussion

Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths: A Roundtable Discussion

This roundtable integrates diverse approaches to understanding the social elements of disaster aftermaths – with an eye towards producing useable knowledge in the present as we prepare for future disasters.

A Green College Cross-sectoral Series

A Green College Cross-sectoral Series

Through her practice of “reverse ethnography,” Dr. Bruchac will also reveal how, in many cases, unknown histories can be recovered by tracking the desires and actions of non-Indigenous curators and collectors who transported these objects and stories to physically and conceptually distant locales.  

Remembering Kenelm Burridge

Remembering Kenelm Burridge

The Department of Anthropology remembers Professor Emeritus Kenelm Burridge, who served as Department Head in the late 1960’s. More on his life and career can be found here.

ANTH Talk:  Dr. Hugh Gusterson

ANTH Talk: Dr. Hugh Gusterson

Dr. Hugh Gusterson Tuesday May 7th 11:00-12:30 Anthropology and Sociology Building, Rm 134 (lunch to follow in ANSO Lounge)   Abstract: Accident, Atrocity and Automated Judgment: Anatomy of a Drone Strike   On February 21, 2010, U.S. drone operators attacked what they were certain was a Taliban convoy preparing to ambush U.S. troops.  The attack, […]

UBC Anth Colloquia: Dr. Margaret Bruchac

UBC Anth Colloquia: Dr. Margaret Bruchac

Seemingly routine practices of collection and display have created artificial separations among Indigenous peoples, objects, and stories; restorative decolonizing research is, therefore, crucial in any efforts toward recovery and reconciliation.

UBC Anth Colloquia: Chan Yuk Wah

UBC Anth Colloquia: Chan Yuk Wah

This talk explores new migrations from Hong Kong in the 2010s. It will examine the different factors leading to the new exodus and the pattern of outmigration, return migration, and double reverse migration of the Hong Kong diaspora.    

Faculty Brown Bag: Dr. John Barker

Faculty Brown Bag: Dr. John Barker

*Please be informed that the following event has been confirmed for January 21, 2019 TUESDAY, January 21, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 pm Room 134    |  Anthropology & Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive “Eco-politics in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea” Bio: Dr. John Barker’s research focuses mainly on the interface between local and global religion, […]

ASTU 4XX: Tools of Travel

ASTU 4XX: Tools of Travel

This is a 400-level ASTU Student Directed Seminar blurring disciplinary lines within the social sciences (chiefly anthropology, geography, and sociology) and interdisciplinary subfields that have recently come into focus (Mobilities and Sensory/Affect Studies).