Anthropology is the study of humans in all our social, cultural, linguistic and biological diversity and complexity.  The four subfields of Anthropology (Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology) are united by shared perspectives on how we study the full breadth of humanity.  

Our four-field areas of research focus on: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology.  These subfields create the basis for our graduate program (PhD and Masters degree) as well as our undergraduate modules and courses.

As Anthropologists, we acknowledge and respect the longstanding relationship that Indigenous Nations have to this land and continue to honour and work collaboratively with the Indigenous communities through our work to improve understandings across cultures and work toward equitable relationships.

Collaborative Programs with Anthropoogy at Western are: Transitional Justice; Environment & Sustainability & Migration & Ethnic Relations.

 

News and Updates

Greg Beckett Haiti Article

Haiti Beyond Crisis - an article written by Greg Beckett & Laura Wagner

This article in the series suggests new ways to understand the current situation in Haiti and poses questions about what is and isn't happening in Haiti right now.

Pam Block Allies and Obstacles

Allies and Obstacles book wins Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award

Pam Block wins Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award for her co-authored book Allies and Obstacles.

A. Waters-Rist - Breastfeeding in Netherlands

Busy mothers breasfed less in 19th century Netherlands

Research lead by Andrea Waters-Rist examines infant bones from rural Dutch village and found little to no evidence of breastfeeding.

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