Western University AntropologyWestern Social Science

Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar takes place on Fridays, 2:30-3:45pm in SSC 2257

Course Aim & Learning Outcomes

This seminar is organized by the Department of Anthropology. All graduate students present their research results in the seminar during the second half of their programs. Time permitting, faculty members and guest speakers may also present papers on their ongoing research in anthropology. This required course does not count for credit but appears as an audit on transcripts.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Be familiar with the current research of colleagues and faculty members.
  • Appreciate the different ways in which anthropology is defined.
  • Have been introduced to new theoretical perspectives and approaches that might be useful in their own research.
  • Recognize what makes for an engaging and effective public presentation.
  • Know how to effectively communicate with colleagues across sub-disciplinary boundaries.

2017-18 Schedule

Date What's On? Who Should Attend?
Fall 2017
Sept. 8

Department Research in the Spotlight

Everyone welcome *Note: begins at 1:30pm

Sept. 15

Felipe Gonzalez Macqueen: 'Reconstructing the Architectural Landscape of Cerro Arena, Peru'

Carolina Delgado: 'Lingering Chaupiyunga traditions during the Colonial period. An ethnohistorical approach'

Required session
Sept. 22 No seminar
Sept. 29 Workshop: External Scholarships Q & A Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Oct. 6

Diana Moreiras Reynaga: 'The Life Histories of the Aztec Sacrificial Victims: A Stable Isotope Study of Human Offerings from the Sister Temples at Tlatelolco and Tenochtitlan’

Peter Epler: 'Archaeology of Urban Ontario: Where we are and where we should be going'

Required session
Oct. 13 Fall Study Break - no seminar
Oct. 20 Workshop: SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Applications Recommended for students applying for scholarship
Oct. 27 Kelly Linton: 'Agrarian Citizen Science and Climate Change Mitigation in Southern Ontario' Required session
Nov. 3 No seminar
Nov. 10

Emily Pitts: 'A House of Healing: The Importance of Friendship Centres to Urban Indigenous Populations'

Mingyuan Zhang: 'Intimate Relationships in Chinese-Malagasy Encounters: Masculine Anxiety, Female Agency and Ambiguous Morality'

Required session
Nov. 17 Workshop: CGSM Scholarship Applications Recommended for students applying for scholarship
Nov. 24 No seminar
Dec. 1 No seminar
Dec. 8 No seminar
Winter 2018
Jan. 5

No seminar


Workshop: OGS Scholarship Applications

Recommended for scholarship applicants
Jan. 19

No seminar

Jan. 26

Student Presentations:

Kara Kelliher

Tyler MacIntosh

Nathan Dawthorne

Required session
Feb. 2

No seminar

Feb. 9

Student Presentations:

Abdulla Majeed

Alex Nelson

Required session
Feb. 16

Information session: Research Ethics

Recommended for all students
Feb. 23

Reading Week: no seminar

Mar. 2

Student Presentations:

Corbin Berger

Katya Valladares

Required session
Mar. 9

Student Presentations:

Nadja Schlote

Rachael Simser

Lauren Gilhooly

Required session
Mar. 16

Gehman Lecture

Jason De Leon - University of Michigan

Students encouraged to attend
Mar. 23

No seminar

Mar. 30

Good Friday - no seminar

Apr. 6

No seminar