Dept. of Anthropology

The McCall MacBain Scholarship enables students to pursue a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University while connecting with mentors and participating in an intensive leadership development program.

Published on: 29 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Katherine Lemons whose book Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism (Cornell University Press, 2019) has just received an Honourable Mention in the inaugural South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) Book Award, which recognizes scholarship taking place within the field of South Asian Muslim Studies.

Published on: 19 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Ronald Niezen, , for being awarded a Distinguished James McGill Professorship

Published on: 22 Mar 2021

Women today represent two-thirds of all Canadian doctorates in archaeology, but only one-third of Canadian tenure-stream faculty. While men with Canadian PhDs have done well in securing tenure-track jobs in Canada over the past 15 years, women have not, according to a new study from McGill University. The current COVID-19 pandemic is likely to exacerbate these existing inequalities.

Classified as: gender gap, academia, Archaeology, doctorates, PhDs, women, Canada, canadian, hiring, Lisa Overholtzer
Published on: 11 Feb 2021

Sandra Teresa Hyde was the Editor for 2020 Special Issue of the journal Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness titled "Balancing the Quotidian: Precarity, Care and Pace in Anthropology's Storytelling."

Published on: 26 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic sadly removed members of the Anthropology department from our face to face collective spaces. To fill this void, the Anthropology Graduate Students collectively created Talking Culture and its mini-series COVID Conversations. As the producer and host, Alejandra Melian-Morse conducted nine interviews on how COVID-19 entangled scholarship and lives. These podcasts showcase how Anthropology asks questions and fosters meaningful conversations through creative digital media, generating novel ways to think about this pandemic.

Published on: 26 Jan 2021

Time: Select Mondays Livestream on Zoom from 12:35-1:35 pm on zoom Office hours: Wednesdays 2-4pm or by email request Email: sandra.hyde [at] Please kindly contact during working hours.

Published on: 26 Jan 2021

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Lemons for winning the Honorable Mention for her book, Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Law and the Making of Indian Secularism (Cornell University Press 2019) from the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Book Prize in Critical Anthropology, 2020.

Published on: 26 Nov 2020

Check out the Courses page for updated course descriptions and syllabi for the Anthropology courses you can take in Fall 2020!

Published on: 20 Aug 2020

The 2020 J. I. Staley Prize book award prize is awarded to Lisa Stevenson for her 2014 book, Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic. Lisa Stevenson is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University, where she teaches courses on medical and psychological anthropology, narrative and anthropology, violence and subjectivity, social and political theory, ethnographic film, the Inuit, and the Canadian Arctic. She received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (2005).

Classified as: Lisa Stevenson
Published on: 10 Mar 2020

With the retirement of Connie DiGiuseppe in late 2019 as Area Manager for Student Affairs, the administrative centre of History and Classical Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Jewish Studies says a farewell to a superb and beloved administrator. In her 31 years at McGill, Connie DiGiuseppe worked for the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Student Affairs Area, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Anthropology, and eventually for the administrative centre of four departments.

Classified as: news
Published on: 22 Jan 2020


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