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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.

Culture, Identity & Autonomy

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

Immigration, Refugees & Diaspora

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

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).

Talking with Miriam Toews about her novel, Women Talking

Miriam Toews is a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/ Timothy Findley Award. Her most recent novel, Women Talking, has been released to wide acclaim.
Jan 29, 2020

Refugee Studies Working Paper Series

New Working Paper Series, titled States of Refuge: Keywords for Critical Refugee Studies, with contributions by authors from McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Western University, Université de Montréal, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College, York University, and Carleton University.
Jan 09, 2020

Global Anger

A lively discussion explored the global upsurge in populism, nationalism, and protest in a November 11 event at McMaster University sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
Nov 14, 2019

A Public Discussion on Populism and Nationalism

What does the global upsurge in populism and nationalism signify globally, nationally, and personally? Please join Tina Fetner, James Ingram, Neil McLaughlin, Tony Porter, and Petra Rethmann for a public discussion on Mon, Nov 11 2:30-4:00 PM in LRW 1003.
Nov 07, 2019

Application for Masters in Globalization Opens Nov 15!

Applications for the Masters in Globalization program opens on Nov 15! For more information on admission and program requirements, visit the McMaster Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition website.
Oct 24, 2019

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