William McKellin

Medical, linguistic and cultural anthropology; socio-linguistics and discourse analysis; clinical medical anthropology; genetics and society; international health; cognitive anthropology; kinship and social organization; Papua New Guinea; Canada.

Medical anthropology: impact of genetic testing on families and clinicians; disability; qualitative health research. Sociolinguistics: cultural and cognitive models; interpretation of metaphors.

  • 2003 McKellin, William H. Comparative Analysis. InInternational Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships. J. et.al. Ponzetti, ed. New York: Macmillan.
  • 2001 McKellin, William H. Clinical Ethics and Family Morality. American Journal of Bioethics 1(3):31-32.
  • Cox, S. and W. McKellin. “There’s This Thing in Our Family”:Predictive Testing and the Social Construction of Risk for Huntington Disease. Sociology of Health and Illness 21:(5) 622-646.
  • 1999 Dougan, S, S. Creighton, W. McKellin, and B. McGillivray Carrier testing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Identifying concerns and assessing attitudes. Journal of Genetic Counseling 8(6):391.
  • 1998 McKellin, W. Health, Disease, Sickness, and Illness in Maternal and Child Health. Cape Town: Child Health Unit, University of Cape Town.
  • 1997 McKellin, W. Introduction to the Social and Behavioural Sciences. Vancouver: Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
  • 1995 McKellin, W. Cognition, Meaning and Kinship: Connectionist Models of Cultural Representation. Culture 15(1):19-31.
  • 1995 McKellin, W. Hearing Impaired Families: The Social Ecology of Hearing Loss. Social Sciences and Medicine 40(11):1469-1480.
  • 1995 Copley, T., S. Wiggins, S. Adam, M. Bloch, W.McKellin, M. Hayden. Are We all of One Mind? Differences in Opinion between Clinicians and Participants Regarding a Service Protocol for Predictive Testing for Huntington’s Disease. American Journal of Medical Genetics 38:59-69.
  • 1995 Adam, S., S. Wiggins, K. Lawson, B. McKellin, and M. Hayden Predictive testing for Huntington disease (HD): Differences in uptake and characteristics of linked marker and direct test cohorts. American Journal of Human Genetics 57 (Suppl.):A292.
  • 1995 Barker, J. and W. McKellin A Bibliography of Oro Province. Research In Melanesia 17:123-182.
  • 1994 Benjamin, C. M, S. Adam, S. Wiggins, J.L. Theilmann, T. Copley, M. Bloch, F. Squitieri, W. McKellin, S. Cox, et al. Proceed With Care: Direct Predictive Testing for Huntington Disease. American Journal of Human Genetics 55:606-617.
  • 1994 McKellin W. Hearing and Listening: Audiology, Hearing and Hearing Impairment in Everyday Life. Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology 12(4): 212-219.
Winter 2017

ANTH413A Relatedness: Family, Kinship, and Social Relations - FAMILY & KINSHIP Sections

A cross-cultural survey of the social and cultural bases of relatedness including changing family relationships, kinship, and social organization, based on theoretical analysis and case studies.

Winter 2017

ANTH428 Medicine, Technology, Culture, and Society Sections

A medical anthropological perspective on medical science, technology, translational research, and clinical practice, in laboratory, clinic, family, social, and cultural contexts. Topics include explanatory models of health, acute and chronic illness, disability; social and cultural dimensions genetics; clinical interaction.

Winter 2017

ANTH516 Qualitative Methods in Anthropology Sections

A discussion of selected methods used to observe, describe, and interpret cultural phenomena and social organization, including participant observation, interviewing, ethnographic semantics, life histories, componential analysis, and photography. Attention will also be given to ethics in anthropological research and writing and to such analytic matters as the nature of description, conceptualization, generalization, and content analysis.

Winter 2017

ANTH519 Seminar in Medical Anthropology Sections