About Us

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We are one of the largest graduate programs in socio-cultural anthropology in Canada. As a graduate student, you will be joining a dynamic program known for innovative research and theory integrating a diverse range of specializations not found at any other university.

With 19 full-time and seven affiliated faculty members, our program has a well-established national and international reputation for critical scholarship, advanced theory, and engagement in local, national and global contemporary issues. York’s anthropologists have a long tradition of combining scholarship with a commitment to social and economic justice.