Faculty Research and Inquiry

Our program focuses on four interrelated areas of critical research and inquiry in social and cultural anthropology:


Representation, Identity & Performance

photo of dancers to illustrate research on representation, identity and performance

  • Public Culture
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Race, Racism
  • Ethnicity
  • Media
  • Visual Culture
  • Tourism


Health, Illness & the Body

photo to illustrate the research area of health, illness and the body

  • Disability
  • Global Health
  • Mental Health
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Medical Systems

Faculty Members primarily associated with this area of research include:


Power, Politics & Development

photo to illustrate the research area of power, politics and development

  • Political Economy
  • (Post) Colonialism
  • Economics
  • Nationalism, Diaspora and Trans-nationalism
  • Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Social Movements


Knowledge Systems

photo to illustrate the research area of knowledge systems

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Religion
  • Nature
  • Environments