Graduate Faculty

The level of excellence exhibited by our faculty, and the diversity of research interests, allows us to provide an ideal educational setting for an equally high quality, and diverse, group of graduate students. Our faculty members have been, and continue to be, highly successful in terms of publishing, and have also received numerous external research grants and awards.

Faculty | Adjunct Faculty


James ConollyJames Conolly

Professor, Department of Anthropology
BA (Toronto), MSc (Southampton), MA, PhD (University College London)

Champlain College E1.3, ext.7877,

Research Interests: landscape archaeology; historical ecology; geoinfomatics; radiocarbon modelling; lithic raw materials and technologies (Great Lakes)




Laure DubreuilLaure Dubreuil

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology (on sabbatical 2019-2020)
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Aix-Marseille), DEA, Ph.D. (Bordeaux I)

Life & Health Sciences DNA  C212 ext.6361,

Research Interests: Prehistory of Southwest Asia, Mongolia, Epipaleolithic, Natufian, Mesolithic, Neolithization process, Neolithization of Europe, Material Culture, Ground-stone tools, Use-wear studies, Functional analysis, Technology, Experimental archaeology.



Rodney FitzsimonsRodney D. Fitzsimons

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Chair, Department of Anthropology

B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cincinnati)

Life & Health Sciences DNA  C220 ext.7264,

Research Interests: Bronze Age and Iron Age Greece; architectural studies, energetics, monumental architecture; socio-political organisation, early state formation, urbanisation and urbanism; mortuary practices, funerary architecture; cultural identity, acculturation, ethnogenesis, hybridisation



Hugh EltonHugh Elton

Professor, Department of Cultural Studies
B.A. (Sheffield), D.Phil. (Oxford)

Lady Eaton College S107, ext.7838,

Research Interests: field survey, archaeology of warfare, GIS, climate change, the late Roman eastern Mediterranean, the regions of Cilicia and Isauria in Southern Turkey



Helen HainesHelen Haines

Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (University College London)

Durham Campus 181, ext. 5045,

Research Interests: Maya and Mesoamerica culture (areas of focus: development of social complexity/kingship, architecture, socio-economic ogranisation, trade, obsidian analysis, pXRF)



Gyles IannoneGyles Iannone

Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Anthropology Graduate Program

B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.A. (Trent) Ph.D. (University College London)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C213 ext. 7453,

Research Interests: The Archaeology of Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Human Impact on Ancient Environments, and Collapse; Resilience Theory; Settlement Archaeology; Early Tropical State Formations; Mesoamerica (especially Maya); South and Southeast Asia (especially Myanmar and Cambodia).


Anne KeenleysideAnne Keenleyside

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology (on leave 2019-2020)
B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C208 ext. 7852,

Research Interests: bioarchaeology, paleopathology, paleonutrition, Greek and Roman populations, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Canadian Arctic, Franklin Expedition


Roger LohmannRoger Lohmann

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Wisconsin–Madison)

Durham Campus, Room 182, ext.5043,

Research Interests: cultural, linguistic, and general anthropology, religion, dreaming, cultural transmission and change, Melanesia


Jennifer MooreJennifer Moore

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, TUARC

B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C226, ext.6102,

Research Interests: archaeology of ancient North Africa (c. 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E.), especially votive and funerary practices, pottery as an indicator of culture and economy, and cultural identity


Eugene MorinEugene Morin

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology (on sabbatical 2019-2020)
B.A., MSc (Montréal), DEA (Paris-X Nanterre), Ph.D. (Michigan)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C216, ext.7682,

Research Interests: archaeology, paleolithic of Europe, methods and theory in faunal analysis, human behavioural change during the late Pleistocene, prehistory of Northeastern North America. 


Marit MunsonMarit Munson

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology (on sabbatical Winter 2020)
B.A. (Miami, Ohio), M.A., Ph.D. (New Mexico)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C218, ext. 7503,

Research Interests: art and archaeology, ceramics, rock art, iconography US Southwest, gender




Paul SzpakPaul Szpak

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Archaeology

B.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Western)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C227, ext.6373,

Research Interests: Archaeological science, environmental archaeology, stable isotopes, paleoecology, animal management, ancient agriculture, South America, Arctic




Jocelyn WilliamsJocelyn Williams

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Calgary)

Life & Health Sciences DNA C222, ext.7441,

Research Interests: stable isotopes of C, N, Sr, O, human mobility, ancient diet, nutrition and health, infant feeding practices including breastfeeding and weaning; environment, social and political influences on diet and mobility; South America, Caribbean, North America

Adjunct Faculty

Sue Colledge

BSc (Birmingham), PhD (Sheffield)
Research Interests: archaeobotany; the origins, spread, and development of Neolithic farming in SW Asia and Europe; plant domestication; the early prehistory of SW Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean; quantitative methods.

William FoxWilliam Fox

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology
B.A., M.A. (Toronto)

Archaeology Centre 104, ext. 7668,

Research Interests: First Nation trade networks In the Great Lakes region with particular emphasis on the Middle Woodland and Historic (17th Century) periods, lithic sourcing in Ontario, symbolic artifact evidence for native religious belief systems in the Great Lakes region, the identification of ethnicity in the archaeological record



Eric Guiry

BSc (Lakehead), MA (Memorial), PhD (British Columbia)
Research Interests: Stable isotopes, Palaeodiet, Migration, Historical ecology, Environmental archaeology, Historical archaeology, Trade, Animal husbandry, Zooarchaeology, Pealeoethnobotany. 

Lisa JanzLisa Janz


Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology
B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Arizona), Ph.D. (Arizona)

GCS 344.6, ext.7674,

Research Interests: East Asia (Mongolia/China) and North America, palaeoecology, megafaunal extinctions, hunter-gatherer social organization, diet breadth expansion and domestication, pastoralism, conservation (applied archaeology).  Methods: collections research, zooarchaeology, lithics, spatial and distribution analysis.


Scott Macrae

BSc, MA (Trent), PhD (Florida)
Research Interest: tropical societies, settlement studies, water management, and agricultural practices.

Kimberly Monk

BA (Western), MA (East Carolina), PhD (Bristol)
Reserach Interest: British Atlantic, economic and social history, Hudson’s Bay, North American Great Lakes, maritime archaeology, landscape archaeology, social anthropology of technology.

Laura Peers 

BA (Trent), MA (Manitoba), MA (Oxon), PhD (McMaster)
Reserach Interests: museum-Indigenous relations, museum anthropology, visual anthropology, historic material culture, North America.

Robert I. MacDonald

BSc, MA (Trent), PhD (McGill)
Research Interests: environmental archaeology, geoarchaeology, cultural resource management, geographical information systems, archaeological site potential modelling, Great Lakes and Eastern Woodlands prehistory, lithic analysis, public archaeology.

Terry G. Powis

BA, MA (Trent), PhD (Texas)
Research Interests: Maya Lowlands of Belize; pottery, diet, and subsistence; evolution of complex societies; origin of chocolate in the New World.

Douglas Stenton

BA (Windsor), MA (Trent), PhD (Alberta)
Research Interests: 1845 Franklin Expedition, Arctic prehistory, faunal analysis, Thule culture, historical archaeology, cultural resource management, archaeology legislation and policy.