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Student Members


Name Description Contact
Barber, Nicholas

PhD candidate;
The Impact of Participatory Video Making and Circulation on Indigenous Identities in sub-Saharan Africa
Research Interests: Indigenous Media, Indigenous Identity, African Indigenous Cultures, Visual Anthropology

Postdoctoral Fellows


Name Description Contact
Rudiak-Gould, Peter Climate change; environmental discourse; metaculture; historical narratives; science communication peter [dot] rudiak-gould [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Jennifer Glassco

Jennifer Glassco, PhD candidate, Anthropology

jennie [dot] glassco [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Project title: Beyond an African Youth Crisis: Livelihood Strategies and Youth Culture in Kajiado County, Kenya

Research interests: Youth employment, Globalization, Identity politics, Dryland systems/Pastoralism, Anthropology of development.

Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD)

The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) is an interdisciplinary research institution founded in 1990 to foster research on development at McGill University. 

STANDD's mandate is to provide a setting for transdisciplinary research and learning at McGill regarding cultural, social, and technological aspects of development. Its aims include the integration of research, having both scientific and policy significance, on the developing world.

Director & Academic Staff

Faculty Members

Professor Colin Scott is the current STANDD director. 

University researchers from McGill's Department of Anthropology: professors John Galaty and Ronald Niezen




Institution and research focus


STANDD publishes working papers and bibliographies on a number of relevant topics. Click on the titles below to download these publications [PDF], or contact STANDD at the address provided.