The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

UWOJA Vol. 25 is now available!  

UWOJA is an open-access, peer-reviewed, student-run journal of anthropology published annually by students in the Department of Anthropology at Western University. UWOJA, previously known as TOTEM, was first published in 1994. It had a long hiatus from 2016 to 2022 and it was relaunched in March 2023. UWOJA was the second most popular publication (second only to the electronic theses and dissertations) accessed at Western in April of 2012. 

UWOJA’s mandate is to publish exceptional works of creative and original research by undergraduate and graduate students in any of the four subfields of anthropology including socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. UWOJA is dedicated to providing a forum for students to present and discuss their work with their peers. Due to anthropology’s interdisciplinary nature, we invite students from other disciplines and institutions to submit papers of value or interest to anthropology and anthropologists. 

UWOJA’s Editorial Committee currently consists of graduate students in Anthropology who are the co-editors. Additionally, we have graduate and undergraduate peer-reviewers from the Department of Anthropology that change every year. UWOJA is pleased to feature the artwork of David Kanatawakhon-Maracle across the journal and the website.  

Find us at the UWOJA website! If you have any questions, please email