Academic Calendar

Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science

Interim Chair

Hugh McKenzie, PhD (Alberta)
Anthropology

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans and human culture. As a discipline, it encourages recognition and understanding of the value of all humans, the diversity of human cultures across regions and in the past and present, and of the human experience in its wider context. It is a broad and inclusive social science discipline and Anthropologists draw upon theories and methods from fields such as psychology, economics, and political science, as well as biology, ecology, and zoology. Students may find themselves specializing in one of the five fields of anthropology: social/cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, or applied anthropology.

Faculty

Katie Biitner, PhD (Alberta)
Anthropology

Franca Boag, PhD (Alberta)
Anthropology

Jennifer Long, PhD (Western Ontario)
Anthropology

Paul Prince, PhD (McMaster)
Anthropology

Sarah Shulist, PhD (Western Ontario)
Anthropology

Katherine Sinclair, M.Phil. (McGill)
Anthropology

Treena Swanston, PhD (Saskatchewan)
Anthropology

Cynthia Zutter, PhD (Alberta)
Anthropology

Economics

Economics isn't just about the movement of money, goods, and services. It applies to every nook and cranny of human experience. It is an aspect of all conscious action. Whenever and wherever alternatives exist, life takes on an economic aspect. There is an economics of money and trade, of production and consumption, and of distribution and development. There is also an economics of welfare, manners, language, industry, music, and art. There is an economics of war and an economics of power. There is even an economics of love.

Faculty

Rafat Alam, PhD (Ottawa)
Economics

Junaid bin Jahangir, PhD (Alberta)
Economics

Constantin Colonescu, PhD (Charles)
Economics

Ergete Ferede, PhD (Alberta)
Economics

Joseph Fong, PhD (Queen’s)
Economics

Shahidul Islam, PhD (Oregon State)
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Political Science

As Aristotle points out, the ‘science’ of politics is the master science on which all other aspects of civilization depend. Political scientists examine how humans organize their societies and make collective decisions. Students taking political science will be able to understand and evaluate complex political issues in the contemporary world, develop independent analytical ability, and learn the basic concepts for making intelligent political analysis.

Faculty

Brendan Boyd, PhD (Victoria)
Public Administration

Jean-Christophe Boucher, PhD (Laval)
Political Science

Sen Lin, PhD (Calgary)
Political Science

Chaldeans Mensah, PhD (Alberta)
Political Science

Christopher Gaelan Murphy, PhD (Georgetown)
Political Science

John Soroski, PhD (British Columbia)
Political Science

Andrea Wagner, PhD (Carleton)
Political Science