Graduate Faculty

Full-time Faculty

headshot photo of Othon AlexandrakisOthon Alexandrakis

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Rice University (2010),
M.A., University of Western Ontario (2003),
B.A., University of Western Ontario (2001).

Interests:
Citizenship, Migration, Emergent and Contested Identities, Governance, Cities, Greece and Europe


headshot photo of Lalaie AmeeriarLalaie Ameeriar

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University,
M.A., Stanford University,
Honours B.A., University of Toronto

Interests:
Anthropology, Race and Racism, Globalization, Citizenship, Labour


headshot photo of Rosemary CoombeRosemary Coombe

Professor
Canada Research Chair

J.S.D./Ph.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law/Minor in Anthropology), Stanford University,
J.S.M. (Master of the Science of Law), Stanford University,
LL.B. (With Great Distinction) Highest standing in graduating class, University of Western Ontario,
B.A. (Honors) Anthropology/Political Science, University of Western Ontario

Interests:
Law and Justice, Cultural, political, and social implications of intellectual property laws, Communications and Culture


headshot photo of Kathryn DenningKathryn E L Denning

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Sheffield, UK,
MA, McMaster University,
BA (hons), McMaster University

Interests:
Anthropology, Science and Technology, archaeology, anthropology of science


headshot photo of Denielle ElliottDenielle A Elliott

Associate Professor
Deputy Director, Tubman Institute

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Simon Fraser University

  •  | York Lanes, 311 |
  •    ext. 77990 |
  •    dae@yorku.ca |

Interests:
Anthropology, Community-Based Research, Urban Ethnography; Literary Ethnography and Storytelling, Colonialism and Postcolonialism, Medicine, Science and Technology


headshot photo of Shubhra GururaniShubhra Gururani

Associate Professor
Chair
Undergraduate Program Director

PhD, Anthropology, Syracuse University,
MPhil, Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,
MSc, Anthropology, University of Delhi,
BSc (Hons) Zoology, Hindu College, University of Delhi

Interests:
Anthropology, Global/Climate Change, Peripheral Urbanization, Cities of the South , Space and Place, Political Ecology, Property, Commons, India, South Asia


headshot photo of Zulfikar HirjiZulfikar Hirji

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Individualized Studies

DPhil, University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 2002,
MPhil, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Department of Islamic Studies, 1997,
MA, Institute of Ismaili Studies, Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and the Humanities, 1996,
BA (Joint Honours), McGill University, Faculty of Arts, Departments of Religious Studies and Anthropology, 1989

Interests:
Anthropology, History, Visual Anthropology, Anthropology of the Senses, Islam & Muslim Societies, Indian Ocean & East Africa


headshot photo of Teresa HolmesJ. Teresa Holmes

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Virginia,
MA, University of Virginia

  •  | Vari Hall, 2030 |
  •    ext. 77782 |
  •    jth@yorku.ca |

Interests:
Anthropology, African Studies, Tourism in Belize, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Colonial culture in East Africa, Tourism Studies, Historical Anthropology


headshot photo of William Kenneth LittleWilliam Kenneth Little

Associate Professor

Ph.D, Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Dissertation Title: Inventing Circus Clowns: The Irony and Parody of Pastiche In the Modern European Circus. 1988,
M.A., Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Thesis Title: Life History and Understanding Personal Meanings. 1979,
B.A., Anthropology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. 1975

  •  | Vari Hall, 2044 |
  •    ext. 22327 |
  •    wkl@yorku.ca |

Interests:
Cultural Anthropology


headshot photo of Margaret MacDonaldMargaret MacDonald

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

Interests:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Reproduction , Global Health , Senegal, Midwifery and Childbirth in North America


photo of Carlota McAllisterCarlota McAllister

Associate Professor

PhD, Johns Hopkins University,
MA, Johns Hopkins University,
MA, University of Arizona,
BA Honours, University of Toronto

Interests:
Anthropology , Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Religion, Revolution, Political Ecology, Political Theology


headshot photo of David MurrayDavid A. B. Murray

Professor

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Virginia,
M.A. (Distinction) Anthropology, University of Virginia,
B.A. (Honours) Anthropology, McGill University

Interests:
Sexuality, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Migration, Nationalism, HIV/AIDS


headshot photo of Natasha MyersNatasha Myers

Associate Professor
Convener, Politics of Evidence Working Group
Director, Plant Studies Collaboratory

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
MES, York University,
BSc, McGill University

Interests:
Anthropology, Science and Technology, Ecology, Visual and Performance Cultures, Environmental Studies, Feminist, Decolonial, Queer technoscience


headshot photo of Albert SchrauwersAlbert Schrauwers

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Toronto

Interests:
Anthropology, Asian/Pacific Studies, Economic Anthropology, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Corporations, Banks, Money, Anthropology


headshot photo of Alexandra WidmerAlexandra Widmer

Professor

PhD, York University,
MA, Dalhousie University,
BA, Dalhousie University

Interests:
Anthropology, History, Anthropology of Science, Medicine and Technology, Anthropology of Reproduction, Anthropology of Colonialism, Feminist Anthropology


headshot photo of Daphne Naomi WinlandDaphne Naomi Winland

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, York University,
M.A. Social Anthropology, York University,
B.A. (Honours) Anthropology, York University

Interests:
diaspora and transnationalism, migration, Eastern Europe, Anthropology


headshot photo of Daniel YonDaniel Arthur Yon

Associate Professor

  •  | Winters College, 268 |
  •    ext. 88806 |
  •    dyon@yorku.ca |