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Anth Colloquia: Drum Breach: Error Politics, Operational Temporalities, and the U.S. WIPP Nuclear Waste Repository’s Kitty Litter Accident

Anth Colloquia: Drum Breach: Error Politics, Operational Temporalities, and the U.S. WIPP Nuclear Waste Repository’s Kitty Litter Accident

      In 2014 at the WIPP underground repository in New Mexico, a nuclear waste drum mispackaged with organic kitty litter erupted with fire. This ethnographic talk explores a fraught nexus of U.S. Department of Energy technopolitics, performance incentives, labor exploitations, subcontracting arrangements, and workflow accelerations that entangled to trigger the accident.   Vincent […]

Anth Colloquia: Faculty and Grad Roundtable on Research During A Pandemic

Anth Colloquia: Faculty and Grad Roundtable on Research During A Pandemic

Roundtable panelists will speak for 5-7 minutes each about the challenges and opportunities of adapting research to the pandemic context, drawing upon their own expertise and experiences over the past several months. The floor will then be open for conversation, moderated by this term’s Anth Colloquium coordinators, Sara Shneiderman and Hugh Gusterson. Speakers: Cailin O’Hern, […]

STATEMENT ON THE SCHOLAR STRIKE CANADA

STATEMENT ON THE SCHOLAR STRIKE CANADA

    Photo credit   The UBC Department of Anthropology will be participating in this week’s Scholar Strike Canada on September 9 and 10. Students in UBC Anthropology courses should check with their instructors regarding plans for classes on those dates. We encourage students to participate in the Programme of Digital Teach-Ins organized by Scholar […]

Congratulations on your retirement!

Congratulations on your retirement!

    On behalf of the Anthropology Department, thank you for everything you’ve done for the department! We wish you nothing but the very best in your retirement.  

The Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series

  Join our faculty members in discussing the latest departmental updates, book launches, researches, and other related announcements.

3C:  Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation!

3C: Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation!

  WEDNESDAYS | 10:00 – 10:45 AM Come join us for a short mid-morning break with coffee, cookies, and conversation! This is a social event for Anthropology students, faculty and staff at UBC to come together, and discuss current Anthropological happenings.  

Welcome to UBC Anthropology

Welcome to UBC Anthropology

As the second oldest anthropology program in Canada, our dedicated community advances the study and constructive understanding of human diversity and existence across the globe through collaborative teaching, learning and research. PC: UBC/Russ Heinl

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  The weekly Coffee, Community, and Conversation (3C) hour begins in early September.   This is a social event for Anthropology students, faculty and staff at UBC to come together, enjoy some delicious treats and discuss current Anthropological happenings; Wednesdays at 10:00-10:45 am. starting Wednesday, September 16th.   Stay tuned for the Faculty Brown Bag Lunch […]

Anthropology in the News

Anthropology in the News

        Wade Davis, Rolling Stone magazine’s article, ‘The Unravelling of America’, appeared in Rolling Stone magazine on August 6.  You may read the article here.     ==================================================================== On August 5 the Financial Times wrote on Prof. Hugh Gusterson’s work on student drinking.  You may read the article here.     ==================================================================== Prof. […]

Meet our Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Meet the faculty members of the UBC Anthropology Department, 26 individuals whose interests span every subfield within anthropology and archaeology. Learn more about their passions here.