Full-time Faculty Directory

Department of Anthropology

Naomi Adelson

PhD, McGill University
MA, McMaster University

2048 Vari Hallext. 77786nadelson@yorku.ca

Anthropology , Indigenous Peoples , Medical Anthropology

Othon Alexandrakis
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Rice University (2010)
M.A., University of Western Ontario (2003)
B.A., University of Western Ontario (2001)

Vari Hall, 2118ext. x40139oalexand@yorku.ca

Citizenship, Migration, Emergent and Contested Identities, Governance, Cities, Greece and Europe

Rosemary Coombe

J.S.D./Ph.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law/Minor in Anthropology), Stanford University
J.S.M. (Master of the Science of Law), Stanford University
LL.B. (With Great Distinction) Highest standing in graduating class, University of Western Ontario
B.A. (Honors) Anthropology/Political Science , University of Western Ontario

Technology Enhanced Learning Building, 2017ext. 30157rcoombe@yorku.ca

Law , Cultural, political, and social implications of intellectual property laws

Kathryn E L Denning
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Sheffield, UK
MA, McMaster University
BA (hons), McMaster University

Vari Hall, 2036ext. 40136kdenning@yorku.ca

Anthropology , Science and Technology

Wenona Giles

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Toronto
M.A. Anthropology, University of Toronto
Education degree, British Columbia
BA.. English and French Literature, University of Santa Clara
Diplôme de Langue et des Lettres Françaises, Université d'Aix-Marseille

Kaneff Tower, 851ext. 66340wgiles@yorku.ca

Anthropology , Gender Issues , Migration and Forced Migration; the Gender Relations Economic and Political Migration, Gender and Militarization; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Gender, Women and Development.

Shubhra Gururani
Associate Professor

PhD, Anthropology, Syracuse University
MPhil, Sociology, Delhi School of Economics
MSc, Anthropology, Delhi University
BSc (Hons) Hindu College, Delhi University, Delhi University

Vari Hall, 2038ext. 33716gururani@yorku.ca

Environment , Gender Issues , Science and Technology Studies, Postcolonial Theory, South Asia

Zulfikar A. Hirji
Associate Professor

DPhil, University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 2002
MPhil, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Department of Islamic Studies, 1997
MA, Institute of Ismaili Studies, Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and the Humanities, Department of Academic Research and Publications, 1996
BA (Joint Honours), McGill University, Faculty of Arts, Departments of Religious Studies and Anthropology, 1989

Vari Hall, 2040ext. 77783zhirji@yorku.ca

Anthropology , History , Islam and Muslim Societies, Visual Anthropology, Anthropology of the Senses

J. Teresa Holmes
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Virginia
MA, University of Virginia

Vari Hall, 2030ext. 77782jth@yorku.ca

Anthropology , African Studies , Tourism in Belize, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Colonial culture in East Africa

William Kenneth Little
Associate Professor

Ph.D, Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Dissertation Title: Inventing Circus Clowns: The Irony and Parody of Pastiche In the Modern European Circus. 1988
M.A., Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Thesis Title: Life History and Understanding Personal Meanings. 1979
B.A., Anthropology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. 1975

ext. 22327wkl@yorku.ca

Margaret MacDonald
Associate Professor

Founders College, 232ext. 77466maggie@yorku.ca

Carlota McAllister
Associate Professor

PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of Arizona
BA Honours, University of Toronto

Kaneff Tower 827ext. 66121carlota@yorku.ca

Anthropology , Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Religion, Political Ecology, History

David A. B. Murray

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Virginia
M.A. (Distinction) Anthropology, University of Virginia
B.A. (Honours) Anthropology, McGill University

312 Foundersext. 40481damurray@yorku.ca

Sexuality , Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Cultural Anthropology, Migration, Nationalism

Natasha Myers
Associate Professor

Vari Hall, 2032ext. 22394nmyers@yorku.ca

Anthropology , Science and Technology , Feminist technoscience, Visual and Performance Cultures, Environmental Studies

Albert Schrauwers
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Toronto

Vari Hall, 2054Eschrauwe@yorku.ca

Anthropology , Asian/Pacific Studies , Economic Anthropology, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Corporations, Banks, Money

Christianne V Stephens
Assistant Professor

Vari Hall, 2048ext. 77786stephecv@yorku.ca

Anthropology , health geography, risk perception & risk communication cultural epidemiology, historical trauma & trauma narratives, participatory action research, Indigenous health, health inequalities, syndemics, embodiment, decolonizing methodologies, environmental health social determinants of health, structural violence, grounded theory

Alexandra (Sandra) Widmer
Assistant Professor

PhD, York University
MA, Dalhousie University
BA, Dalhousie University

Vari Hall, 2042ext. 33716swidmer@yorku.ca

Anthropology , History , Anthropology of Science, Medicine and Technology, Anthropology of Reproduction, Anthropology of Colonialism

Daphne Naomi Winland
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, York University
M.A. Social Anthropology, York University
B.A. (Honours) Anthropology , York University

Vari Hall, 2034ext. 33539winland@yorku.ca

diaspora and transnationalism, migration, Eastern Europe

Daniel Arthur Yon
Associate Professor

Winters College, 268ext. 88806dyon@yorku.ca