The 2019-2020 Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce the line up for the 2019-2020 season of Got Anthropology! Please note that the dates and locations vary more than past years, contact us at or find us on Facebook if you have any questions. Click here for further details on attending.

January 31, 2018

Anti-Vax, Pro-White Privilege: Expat Communities as Enclaves of Disease Outbreak in Mexico Sarah Williams Public opinion and discourse within medical institutions often cast “anti-vax” communities as lacking in education and an understanding of the science behind immunology, and situate the burgeoning problem of un- or under-vaccinated children as one that can be solved via mandatory... Continue Reading →

Introducing the 2018 Series

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! With 2018 now well underway, we are excited to announce the start of the Got Anthropology? seminar series in partnership with the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library (239 College Street). A schedule of all presenters and the proposed titles of their talks can be found... Continue Reading →

Got Anthropology?

We want Torontonians who otherwise may not visit the University of Toronto to feel that they can engage with our department and the research that’s being done here. We have a responsibility to be available, to open the doors and give back in that way.  ~Kim Valenta, 2014~ Got Anthropology? was founded in 2013 with... Continue Reading →

Announcing the 2016-2017 Series

Due to a late start in the year, the 2017 Got Anthropology? Speakers' Series will be a shorter season. We hope to have our October and November talks running again in 2017-2018. January 25, 2017 Trouble Brewing: Alcohol and the Law in North America – Thomas Blennerhassett February 15, 2017 Vandalism or Virtuosity? Graffiti and... Continue Reading →

Announcing the 2015-2016 Series

October 28, 2015 Traditional Knowledge in the Canadian North: Ways of Knowing the Past, Present, and Future - Rebecca Gray November 25, 2015 From A to Zoonoses: How Diseases Travel from Animals to Humans - Malcolm Ramsay January 27, 2016 Animals and their By-Products: More than Just Resources - Aleksa Alaica February 24, 2016 Consuming... Continue Reading →

Announcing the 2014-2015 Series

October 22, 2014 Reproducing Culture: Capitalism, Power, and Hospital Births - Sarah Williams November 19, 2014 Ghosts, priests, doctors, and witches: what we miss when we talk through science and belief - Letha Victor January 28, 2015 Redefining Space and Self: A look at Street art, Ideology, and Banksy - Matthew Resendes Medeiros February 25,... Continue Reading →

Announcing the 2013-2014 Series

October 23, 2013 Are Tattoos, Piercings, and other Body Modifications Natural? - Daniel Dick November 20, 2013 Is it Really Possible to be an “Ethical” Consumer? - Jess Davidson January 22, 2014 Disappearing Species: Saving Primates through Community Conservation - Travis Steffens February 19, 2014 Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse: What is Technology? - Emma Yasui... Continue Reading →

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