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Senior Supervisor

Elizabeth Danis

Morgaine Lee

Yueming Chen

Cheyanne Connell

Yuan Wei

Paola Vidal

Bardia Khaledi

Comittee Member


Denise Findlay

Jelena Golubovic

Lauren Kyle

Bicram Rijal

Jennifer Thomas

Lisa Poole

Maggie Tsang

Siran Huang

Candace Massey

Scott Garoupa

Sibo Chen

Aynur Kadir

Maureen Kihika

Noah Schillo

Michael Green

Debbie Dergousoff

Matthew Theoret

Kathleen Inglis

Pepita McKee

Jillian Deri

Chris Hergesheimer

External Examiner Member

Erica Weston

Douglas Olthof

Julie Andreyev

Lesley Cerney

Undergrad Honour's Thesis Supervision




Anastasia Gaisenok

Graduate supervision


I am taking new graduate students


My students’ research has often been divided between fieldwork in North America and Asia. Although a number of my students are native speakers of Asian languages (including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Khmer, and Nepali), others have studies advanced levels in Vancouver.


I expect a lot out of my students, and I devote “relational energy” to them. Many students, especially doctoral students, will go through challenging times. My goal as a supervisor is to support them and try to create space for them to figure things out. I tend not to be pushy, so rely on student initiative to let me know they are ready to re-engage. I prize good communication. I find it hard to deal with students who dis-engage and don't reply to emails.


I relish providing opportunities for growth, such as trying to find (often funded) conferences, chances to do pubic speaking or arranging visiting scholar visits.


I prize students who are independent and brave thinkers, able to creatively put forward a claim and then through research and conversation with other intellectuals, nuance their claim over time.


I am a historical anthropologist that always emphasises the ……. I expect my students to take a keen interest in history.


I am increasingly writing for a more-than-academic audience. Compelling and clear writing takes multiple drafts, sharing work with others, and appreciating feedback.


I am building a cohort of my students, from my first classes at the University of Michigan in 2006, to my students at SFU since 2007.


I am a strong supporter of funding opportunities for my students. I actively monitor for new funding possibilities, encourage students to apply, and build networks of alliance between students. I help students acquire winning grant proposals, study what was successful and use the grant writing process as a way to refine the research project.

Olivia Walker

Editor in Chief

Tess Anderson

Art Director

Dan Mitchell

Assistant Manager

Tess Anderson

Art Director

Noah Patterson

Programming Editor

Tess Anderson

Art Director

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