The Anthropology of AI with Joseph Wilson
What can AI tell us about what it means to be human? It’s the question that has been central to countless science fiction stories over the years.
Centre for Ethnography shares new study hours
The Centre for Ethnography (HL348) is delighted to share its new study hours!
Hoarding and Kinship with Katie Kilroy-Marac
The mention of hoarding conjures up images of unlivable homes stuffed with detritus and garbage that will be familiar to anyone who has ever seen an episode of the A&E TV show “Hoarders,” but despite this often sensationalist portrayal the issue raises serious questions about how humans relate to the material world around them, and to each other.
UTSC Archaeologist unearths 8000-year old human burial in Mongolia
UTSC Archaeologist Lisa Janz and her colleague, Davaakhuu Odsuren of the Mongolian State University of Education, had a running joke that every time they discovered odd bones on their dig in Tamsagbulag, Mongolia, one of them would quip that they might be a human burial.
Christopher Krupa receives Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology Book Prize
The Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate Christopher Krupa, whose book, A Feast of Flowers: Race, Labor, and Postcolonial Capitalism in Ecuador (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022) has won the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) 2023 Book Prize.
UTSC Professors explore the “Suburban Penalty” of the Spanish Flu
New research from two UTSC Anthropology professors is shedding new light on the way that the Spanish Flu spread across the island of Malta during the pandemic of 1918-19.
CBC Tapestry - Girish Daswani on what it means to belong
Associate Professor Girish Daswani appeared as a guest on a CBC's Tapestry radio program. The episode asked the question "What does it mean to belong?"
Prof. Christopher Krupa awarded 2023 SEA Book Prize
UTSC Anthropology Associate Professor Christopher Krupa has been awarded the 2023 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize for his book A Feast of Flowers: Race, Labor, and Postcolonial Capitalism (2022).