Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar takes place on Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm 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?
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

No seminar 

Feb. 7


Jason Yuk-Fai Lau

Living Art: Co-Creating Inuvialuit Living History

Jennifer Willoughby

Cancer in the Ancient World: A Paleoradiological Analysis of Mummies

Required session
Feb. 14


Corbin Albani

Finding Farmsteads: Alternative Assessment Methodologies in Cultural Resource Management for 19th Century Domestic Sites

Andrew Arsenault

Social Stratification and Ancient Egyptian Mummification 

Required session
Feb. 21

Reading Week: No seminar

Feb. 28

Guest speaker:

Dr. Craig Cipolla - Royal Ontario Museum/University of Toronto

In Search of Different Pasts

All students encouraged to attend.
Mar. 6


Alana Kehoe

How Colonialism and Structural Violence Shape Indigenous People's Experience of Wildfire and Evacuation

Required session
Mar. 13

Info Session: Non-Academic Jobs for Social Scientists


Phaedra Daipha - Allstate Insurance Company

Becky Ellis - London Public Library, London Community Resource Centre

Recommended for all students. Students from other departments are welcome to attend.
Mar. 20

Gehman Lecture:

Dr. Lisa Stevenson - McGill University

All students encouraged to attend. 2:30pm, SSC 2028
Mar. 27

Guest speaker:

Dr. Clark Spencer Larsen - Ohio State University

All students encouraged to attend. 2:30pm, UC 3110 (Conron Hall)
Apr. 3


Amedeo Sghinolfi

Darnell Lecture:

Dr. Elizabeth Povinelli - Columbia University

Attendance required at student presentation.


All students encouraged to attend. 2:30pm, UC 3110 (Conron Hall)