Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar takes place on Fridays, 1:30-2:45pm in SSC 2257 (times may differ for guest speakers)

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.

2019-20 Schedule

Date What's On? Who Should Attend?
Fall 2019
Sept. 6 Department Research in the Spotlight Everyone welcome! *Note: Begins at 1:30
Sept. 13

 Information session: External Scholarships, Q & A

Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Sept. 20

Workshop: SSHRC Doctoral Applications

Note: Global Climate Strike Day

Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Sept. 27 Workshop: Effective Marking: Karyn Olsen - Center for Teaching & Learning Required session for all grad students & strongly recommended for faculty
Oct. 4


Dallas Hauck

Indigenous Coaching at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship

Beatriz Juarez Rodriguez

Blackness, Gender, and the State: Afro Women's Organizations in Contemporary Ecuador

Required session
Oct. 11


Kayla Golay Lausanne

Mapping the invisible: Using an integrated remote sensing approach to understand the urban development of Las Colmenas

Hilary Hager

Communicative Frequencies in Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemurs)

Required session
Oct. 18


Jillian Graves

Childhood in Ancient Egypt: Reconstructing Life through Death

Everett Newland

Transgender Ethnography: Life and Politics of a Volatile Existence

Required session
Oct. 25 Workshop: Applying for Academic Jobs: Kim Clark Recommended for students applying for academic positions
Nov. 1 Graduate Program Open House

Students interested in the Anthro Graduate Program, current students & faculty welcome to meet prospective students

Nov. 8 Fall Study Break - No Seminar
Nov. 15 Spence Lecture - Dr. Shari Forbes - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières All students encouraged to attend. 2:30pm, UC 3110
Nov. 22 Workshop: CGSM Scholarship Applications Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Nov. 29 No seminar
Dec. 6 No seminar
Winter 2020
Jan. 10 Workshop: OGS Applications Recommended for students applying for OGS scholarships
Jan. 17 Research Ethics Information Session: Katelyn Harris Required session for students applying to NMREB for approval
Jan. 24 Workshop: MA Thesis Proposals & PhD Statements of Interest Required session for first-year students
Jan. 31


Jason Lau

Jennifer Willoughby

Required session
Feb. 7

No seminar

Feb. 14


Andrew Arsenault

Corbin Albani

Required session
Feb. 21

Reading Week: No seminar

Feb. 28 No seminar
Mar. 6


Alana Kehoe

Required session
Mar. 13

No seminar

Mar. 20

Gehman Lecture:

Dr. Lisa Stevenson - McGill University

All students encouraged to attend. Begins at 2:00pm
Mar. 27

Guest speaker:

Dr. Clark Spencer Larsen - Ohio State University

All students encouraged to attend
Apr. 3

Darnell Lecture:

Dr. Elizabeth Povinelli - Columbia University

All students encouraged to attend