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Department of Anthropology

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Sustainability, Justice & Global Interdependence

Global perspectives on environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability, justice, and interdependence.

Immigration, Refugees & Diaspora

Dynamics, politics, and experiences of human migration and their intersection with globalization processes.

Culture, Identity & Autonomy

Artistic and socio-cultural expressions and contestations of meaning, identity and agency in the context of globalization.

Public Policy, Governance & Citizenship

The roles of various state- and non-state actors in relation to global public goods (e.g., knowledge production, security, health and human rights).

Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor: Dr. Nandita Sharma

October 7: “The Postcolonial New World Order and the Containment of Decolonization”, 12:30-2 p.m. in L.R. Wilson Hall Room 1003 and October 8: “National Autochthonies and the Marking of Postcolonial National-Natives”, 12:30-2 p.m. in L.R. Wilson Hall Room 1003.
Sep 23, 2019

Digital Democracy Working Paper Series 2019

The Digital Democracy Working Paper Series came out of an Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition/ Faculty of Social Sciences September 2018 workshop.
Sep 19, 2019

What comes after the liberal order? Call for Ideas

The Institute of Globalization and the Human Condition is seeking participants who can bring their disciplinary expertise to an upcoming speakers series.
Aug 09, 2019

SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.
Jul 17, 2019

Retired professor ensures her legacy with a gift of life insurance

Majumdar is now extending her remarkable legacy through a gift of life insurance, of which McMaster is the owner and beneficiary. This planned gift will support student travel bursaries, so that those without the financial means will be able to travel for their research projects.
Jun 10, 2019

Canada’s recycling system is trash – but it’s not too late to fix it

Vito Buonsante is the plastics program manager at Environmental Defence Canada. He also teaches environmental health policy at McMaster University.
May 28, 2019