Remembering Professor Emeritus, Martin G. Silverman

July 13, 2018

  Professor Emeritus, Martin G. Silverman (September 23, 1939 – June 29, 2018)     Martin G. Silverman was born in New York, NY in 1939. After concluding undergraduate studies at Harvard, he went to the Australian National University as a Fulbright Scholar in 1960. Under the supervision of the renown Pacific historian, Harold Maude, […]

New class: ANTH 206, Anthropology of the Supernatural

June 6, 2018

Term 1 TR, 9:30 – 10:45 AM with Professor Magliocco What is the supernatural, and why are we fascinated with it? Where do supernatural beliefs come from? How are supernatural creatures such as witches, vampires, and zombies enjoying a new life in the modern world? These are some of the questions this course will address. […]

Dr. Vinay Kamat and Dr. Andrew Martindale awarded SSHRC Insight Grants in April 2018

April 9, 2018

  The Department of Anthropology extends its congratulations to Dr. Vinay Kamat and Dr. Andrew Martindale, both of whom received SSHRC Insight Awards in March 2018. Please read on to learn more about their research projects.   Vinay Kamat: Contested Landscapes: The Social Complexity of Natural Gas Extraction in a Marine Protected Area in Tanzania […]

Click here to RSVP for the Hawthorn Lecture

March 9, 2018

Presenting the idea that nature is not only such, Dr. Marisol de la Cadena discusses an emergent ‘politics across divergence,’ or the possibility for alliances that require becoming through “interests in common that that are not the same interests.” Click here to RSVP for this event.

Disseminating the Findings of the Study “Natural Gas Projects and Community Development in East Africa”

November 9, 2017

Vinay Kamat held a workshop on Natural Gas Projects and Local Community Development in East Africa. This was the second of the two workshops organized in Tanzania as part of the research project with the same title - both funded by CIRDI.

Q&A with Daisy Rosenblum


UBC Anthropology professor Daisy Rosenblum discusses her recent SSHRC Insight Development Grant and her new project, "q̓ə́nq̓oƛaχənc ʔəwin̓agʷis, ‘Knowing our land’".

Sara Shneiderman receives SSHRC award to study Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction

September 10, 2017

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 […]

Congratulations to Bruce Granville Miller, 2017 CASCA Fellow

September 6, 2017

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 from Michael Blake, Department Head


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 […]

Q&A with Dr. Sabina Magliocco


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 […]