Trying to deviate from just posting event updates and so on, I believe that the McMaster Anthropology website should also post compelling and interesting articles related to the field of Anthropology (this includes all the sub-disciplines) and also the works from individuals from our own faculty. My goal is to keep the website up to date with current events in order to highlight the relevance of Anthropology as a field in contemporary society. If you have any ideas or things you would like to showcase, message me through the website or through the McMaster Anthropology Facebook page and I’ll post it depending on whether or not it can be deemed relevant or appropriate (yes, I know pretty much censorship, but this endeavour has to be regulated to some degree because of it’s association with the school). So first off, I’d like to post a link to an awesome article by Sophie Kleeman on the Ebola outbreak and how it highlights a number of relevant concepts such as the idea of the “Other” or “West vs. Rest” and goes on how to explain how the media frames the situation around these concepts.

source: André Carrilho

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Posted by on October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized


Anthropology Grad School Information Session


Hey everybody! I’m going to apologize in advance for the severe anxiety that I will cause, but it’s time to think about your future. With your impending doom (graduation), the bubble that you call undergrad will be soon torn asunder. Okay, not that serious but thinking about your future is a scary thought. If you ever considered continuing your studies in Anthropology, this event will be a great. Hosted by the good Dr. Karen McGarry, she will be discussing how to

  • Apply, because taking the first step is important.
  • How to approach your professors
  • How to write a letter of interest
  • How to apply for funding, because we all know how expensive education is

The information session will be held on October 8th, from 3-5pm in CNH 607

Grad students will be attending to share their experiences. You will also meet people equally as anxious as you. Hope to see you guys there!

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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Uncategorized


McMaster Anthropology Society Bake Sale!


Come get your daily dose of diabeetus and see the pretty faces of the MAS exec team for 2014/2015. All proceeds will go toward funding future MAS events, so you won’t get struck down by post-gorging guilt. We will be located in MUSC across the COMPASS booth from 10:00-3:30. We promise good things.

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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


End of term stress got you feeling peckish?

Come to the MAS bake sale tomorrow in the Student Centre, across from Compass.

We promise good things.

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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


Last Minute Voting!

What’s better than an MAS T-shirt? Why, a T-shirt that you had say in choosing, of course! 

The MAS is planning to sell shirts in 2014 and we want YOUR opinion on our three designs. If you have a Facebook account, you can click on your vote on the MAS Facebook page at If you don’t have a Facebook but still want a say in these snazzy shirts, feel free to leave a comment on this post, or email the MAS at, and we’ll make sure to count your vote. The shirts will have the given designs and slogans on the front, and say McMaster Anthropology Society on the back, so everyone who follows you knows that you are part of an elite group.

But hurry! Voting will end on the 15th!

We look forward to clothing you! Stay tuned for sales details.


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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Is it spooky how empty your schedule is for tomorrow night? Are you keen to take in a grotesque display of an anthropological nature in the name of the season? Then come out to Emerson Pub tomorrow for cheap drinks and karaoke. It’s bound to be a frightful sight, and great company!Image 

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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Don’t forget, lovely anthropologists-to-be, to come out to the Phoenix today at any point from 2-6 to mingle with your professors and fellow students! They don’t bite, we swear.

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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Beyond bones & stones


Wisdom from the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition

American Anthropological Association

Conversations in Anthropology


Exploring the origins and history of food&drink around the world.

Anthropology Now

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