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Anthropology

Faculty List

  • S. Bamford, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (McMaster), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia), Associate Professor
  • F.D. Burton, B.Sc., M.A. (NYU), Ph.D. (CUNY), Professor Emerita
  • M. Cummings, B.A. (York), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (York), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • B. Dahl, B.A. (California, San Diego), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago), Assistant Professor
  • G. Daswani, B.Sc. (National University of Singapore), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London School of Economics), Associate Professor
  • G. Dewar, B.Sc., MA. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cape Town), Assistant Professor
  • K. Kilroy-Marac, B.A. (Wisconsin-Madison), M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia), Assistant Professor
  • C. Krupa, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California, Davis), Assistant Professor
  • M. Lambek, B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan), F.R.S.C., Professor
  • M. Latta, B.A. (Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor Emerita
  • L. Mortensen, B.A. (Cornell), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • A. Paz, B.A. (Queen's), M.A. (Tel Aviv), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago), Assistant Professor
  • L. Sawchuk, B.A., M.A. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • M. Schillaci, B.A. (New Mexico), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (New Mexico), Associate Professor
  • M. Silcox, B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins), Associate Professor
  • J. Teichroeb, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. (Calgary), Assistant Professor
  • D. Young, B.A., M.A. (New Brunswick), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor

Program Advisor:  J. Roopnarinesingh Email: anthropology-advisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Anthropology is the study of humankind, dealing with the origin, development and nature of humans and their culture in all its varieties. As such, it is concerned with human phenomena in the widest possible terms, both biological and cultural. It differs from other social sciences in its comparative and historical approach, and in its intimate links with both the natural sciences and the humanities. Anthropology examines societies today and in the past, including relatively remote and small-scale societies, complex civilizations, and contemporary global and transnational interconnections.

From this vantage point, Anthropology attempts to understand the common factors underlying human existence and the factors that produce social change and differences between people and cultures.

Due to its vast subject matter, Anthropology is traditionally divided into four subject fields: Socio-cultural Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeology. At the present time, University of Toronto Scarborough offers programs within two major streams: Socio-cultural and Evolutionary Anthropology. Some Linguistic Anthropology courses are also offered and are closely linked to the Socio-cultural stream. 

Students intending to complete a program in Anthropology should take ANTA01H3 and ANTA02H3 within their first year in order to prepare them for more advanced courses. Students normally elect whether to pursue the Socio-cultural stream (which leads to a B.A. degree) or the Evolutionary Anthropology stream (which leads to a B.Sc. degree) at the beginning of their second year of study, but are encouraged to take courses in both streams.  All courses in Evolutionary Anthropology carry a science credit.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.