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The Department of Anthropology, including both faculty members and graduate students, are often in the news. They also frequently lend their expertise to various community organizations. This webpage highlights some of these contributions.

All Department Archived News.

November, 2022 - How accessibility for disabled students can benefit all students - an article by Kim Clark

In this article, Professor Kim Clark and a research team of undergraduate students explore how instructors' everyday practices impact students - positively and negatively - who self-identify as disabled. Professor Andrew Walsh helped to design the team's research process.

October, 2022 - Climate change and deforestation may drive tree-dwelling primates to the ground

Ian Colquhoun was part of a massive collaboration study demonstrating the importance of protected habitats for lemurs and other arboreal species. Read more.

August, 2022 - Confirming museum shrunken head as human

Lauren Poeta, MA student, co-authored a paper confirming museum shrunken head as human, helping to preserve and understand Indigenous history. Content Warning.  Article contains digital visualizations of Ancestral human remains. Read more.

July, 2022 - Supporting Mutual Care Relationships

Funding from the Canadian Centre of Caregiving Excellence will provide support for research (by co-investigator Pam Block) on primary caregivers of disabled or autistic sibilngs and how disability impacts mutual care relationships. Read more.

May, 2022 - 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 currently.

April, 2022 - Allies and Obstacles book wins Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award 

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

March 8, 2022 - Alum at helm of Trinidad and Tobago rugby

Maria Thomas, BA'05 (Anthropology), brings 'power and strength' to sports, management and life.  Read the article.

February, 2022 - Disability Portraits from Brazil

Dr. Pamela Block's participatory research creation project, "Disability Portraits from Brazil", unveils a digital art gallery and podcast channel.  See the website

February, 2022 - Archaeology Opportunity

January 7, 2022 - Western-Trained Egyptologist 'unwraps' mummy mystery

Paleoradiologist Shar Saleem uses CT Scans to reveal Amenhoptep I secrets with the colloboration of Dr. Andrew Nelson.  Read the article.

October, 2021 - Spooktacular Imaging.

Dr. Andrew Nelson has CT-Scanned everything.  Now is your chance to peek inside a warty pumpkin.

July 12, 2021 - Lindsay Bell - Article: From Ashes to Diamonds

July 9, 2021 - Neal Ferris - Archaeology of Native-Lived Colonialism

July 8, 2021 - Jay Stock - Body of Evidence Article

Prof Jay Stock shares new international research offering an insight on climate change impact on early human size.  Read the article.