Theses awarded in Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology MA Theses (Since 1990)
2012 Laughing in Circles: Exploring the Relationship Between Politically Correct Discourses and Stand-Up Comedy in Toronto
2010 A Treatise on the South Slavic Vila
2009 Weaving Culture in Sambaak'e.
2009 The Living Church: Mapping a Community of Faith in Rural Prince Edward Island during Parish Restructuring.
2008 The Communication of Sensation and Affect Amongst Dancers.
2008 The Life of Stories: Narratives of Front Line Shelter Work.
2007 Who Can Make a Land Claim? Identity and the Papaschase Band.
2006 An Orchid in the Swamp: Traditional Medicine, Healing, and Identity at an Urban Aboriginal Community Health Center.
2006 The Contested Gallery: Street Art as Resistance.
2005 Healing Through the Holy Spirit: Contesting Catholicisms and Communitas at a Canadian Catholic Pilgrimage Shrine.
de Laat, Sonya
2003 "Shock Packs”: Audience Responses to Health Canada’s Graphic-Image Health-Warning Labels on Tobacco Product Packaging.
2002 Insiders and Outsiders: Boundary Maintenance and the Construction of Identity Among Youth Travellers in Whistler, British Columbia.
2001 “The Wind from Below”: The Zapatista Movement and Independent Unionism in Mexico.
2001 Implementing Sustainable Tourism Development: A Sheguiandah First Nation Case Study.
2000 Managing Discourse: Medical Heresy, Integrative Medicine, and the Therapeutic Touch Debate.
2000 The (Dis)comforts of Belonging: Feminist Negotiations of German Identity.
1999 Many Voices in Dialogue: Translating Research Evidence into Community-Based HIV Interventions.
1998 Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Traditional Native Healing in Southwestern and South-Central Ontario.
1998 Subcortical Processing of Auditory Stimuli in the Profoundly Deaf: Cultural and Educational Implications.
1998 Reaching for New Perspectives on Co-Management with First Nations: Exploring the Possibilities for Conflict Management, Indigenous Rights, and Systemic Change under the Interim Measures Agreement in Clayoquot Sound, B.C.
1998 Breaking With Tradition: Female Genital Mutilation or Female Circumcision Among Canadian-Somalis in Southern Ontario.
1998 The Construction of Risk in Childbirth in Rural Zimbabwe: The Case of Traditional Midwifery.
Azzarello, Mary Ann
1997 The Role of Health Care Services in Isolation of the Elders of Moose Factory Ontario.
1997 Golden Feathers: Exploring the Cultural Dimentions of Transformation on Outward Bound Courses.
1996 Art, Ethnicity and Cultural Change: First Nations Art in the Age of Modernity.
1995 Here to Stay, Gone Tomorrow: Working as a Service Provider in Mooseonee and Moose Factory.
1995 “Danger” and the “Dangerous Case”: Divergent Realities in the Therapeutic Practice of Traditional Birth Attendants in Garhwal, India.
1994 Ethnic Identity as Process: In- and Out-group Perceptions of Scots in Hamilton.
1994 "Fenced In": Horden Hall Residential School at Moose Factory.
1993 The Known and the Unknown: An Exploration of Attitudes Towards Death, Dying, and Grieving.
Truscott, Deborah J.
1993 Culturally Sensitive Palliative Care for Native Seniors: A Case Study.
Clarke, Judith A.
1992 On Their Own Terms: Health Perceptions of Urban Native People.
Hughes, Christine R.
1992 "You Never Get Lonely Here": Community Creation in a Seniors' Housing Co-Operative.
Wilson, Illah P.
1992 Metanarrative and Media: Retrospective on the Montreal Massacre.
Logotheti, Argyro Rula
1991 Six Moose Factory Cree Life Histories: The Negotiation of Self and the Maintenance of Culture.
Cultural Anthropology PhD Theses (Since 1990)
2012 Urban Aboriginal Health: Issues, Culturally Appropriate Solutions and the Embodiment of Self-Determination
2012 The Bedouin Know! Using Local Knowledge to Understand the Effects of Development at the Wadi Rum Protected Area in Southern Jordan
2011 Aspirations for Senegal: Exploring International NGO Connections
2010 Conjuring and Avoiding the "Bad Man": Narratives of Crime and Fear in Trinidad
2010 Lives Once Lived: ethnography and sense of place in the abandoned and isolated spaces of North America
2009 The US/UK - Iraq War, 1991-2003: How a Process Model of Violence Illuminates War.
2008 Spectacular Native Performances: From the Wild West to the Tourist Site, nineteenth century to the present.
2007 From Servitude to Dignity: Belinging in the “New” Europe.
2007 “Knowing My Status” and the PMTCT Program: Preservation of Life Strategies Post HIV Diagnosis.
2006 From Self-Determination to Community Health Empowerment: Aboriginal Health Services on Manitoulin Island.
2006 The Political Ecology of Crop Commercialization and Dietary Change in the Kolli Hills, South India.
2006 “You Will No Longer Be you, Now you Are Us”: Zapatismo, Transnational Activism, and the Political Imagination.
2006 “it isn’t easy”: The Politics of Representation, “Factionalism”, and Anthropology in Promoting Haudenosaunee Traditionalism at Six Nations.
2005 Muddy Waters: Conservation Discourse and the Politics of Power in Marine Park Co-Management in Belize.
2005 Expanding Borders: Creating Latitude for Hungarian-Minority Autonomy in Transylvania, Romania and a New Europe.
Balazs Dunlop, Shanna
2004 Carving Self-Identity: Contemporary Hopi Katsina Doll Carving as Cultural Expression.
2003 Governmentalities and Authorized Imaginations: A (non-Modern) Story About Indians, Nature, and Development.
2003 Shaping the Moral Imagination of Caregivers: Disability, Difference and Inequality in L’Arche.
2003 Physician Ranking of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Domains.
2002 Caught Between Worlds: An Ethnography of Western Tibetan Buddhists in Toronto.
2002 From Birchbark Talk to Digital Dreamspeaking: A History of Aboriginal Media Activism in Canada.
2002 Re-Claiming Justice and Community: The Community Council Project of Toronto.
2001 Clothed Encounters: The Power of Dress in Relations Between Anishnaabe and British Peoples, 1760-2000.
2001 Speaking Through the Body: Leukorrhea as a Bodily Idiom of Communication in Garhwal, India.
2000 Native Fishing Conflicts on the Saugeen-Bruce Peninsula.
1999 Imagining Israel, Belonging in Diaspora: North American Jews’ Reflections on Israel as Homeland, Nation, and Nation-State.
Barron Hoyle, Marcia
1999 Finding Our Way: Paths to Justice Reform in an Aboriginal Community.
1998 “‘Workin’ on the contract’: St. Lucian Farmworkers in Ontario. A Study of International Labour Migration”.
1998 Regaining Control: Community Development and Self-Determination in Fort Albany First Nation.
1997 Carpets Markets and Makers: Culture and Entrepreneurship in the Tibeto-Nepalese Carpet Industry.
1996 Gifts and Commodities on a Tongan Atoll: Intention and Action in a Mirab Economy
1996 Pioneer, Oldtimer, Newcomer: Place and the Construction of Collective Identity Labels among Northern Vancouver Island Women.
1996 Knowledge Transmission: Teachers’ Expectations and Assumptions in the Post-Secondary System.
1996 “Playing Ourselves”: Native Histories, Native Interpreters, and Living History Sites.
1995 Lubicon Lake Nation: Spirit of Resistance.
1995 Development and Resistance: Rural Resistance to Economic Development Practices in Western Samoa.
1995 Deadly Choices: Women’s Risk for HIV Transmission in A Truck Stop - Trading Centre in Rural Southwestern Uganda.
de Freitas, Patricia
1994 "Playing Mas": The Construction and Deconstruction of National Identity in Trinidad Carnival.
1994 Cree Children's Drawings.
1994 The Good Death in Kashi: Process and Experiences of the Pilgrimage to Die in the Hindu Holy City.
1994 Commercial Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS In Khon Kaen, Thailand.
1994 Together We Survive: East Cree Material Culture.
1994 Community Participation in Research and Development: A Case Study from Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories.
St. Christian, Douglass
1994 body/work: Aspects of Embodiment and Culture in Western Samoa.
1993 Building Basic Christian Communities: Religion, Symbolism and Ideology in a National Movement to Change Local Level Power in the Philippines.
1993 Santiago de Carreira: Stories of Labour in a Community of Spanish Galician Worker-Peasants.
1992 Attawapiskat Cree Land Tenure and Use 1901 - 1989.
1992 A Certain Kind of Education: Education, Culture and Society in West New Britain.
Szala-Meneok, Karen V.
1992 Time and Contingency: Temporal Organization in Southern Labrador.
Lovisek, Joan A.M.
1991 Ethnohistory of The Algonkian Speaking People of Georgian Bay -- Precontact to 1850.
1991 Stress, Distress, and 'Nerves': A Sicilian-Canadian Idiom of Distress.
1991 Identity, History and the Northern Athabaskan Potlatch.