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November Newsletter

AUJ Call for submissions

The Anthropology Undergraduate Journal (AUJ) is now taking submissions for our 2019-2020 edition to be published in April 2020. We encourage you to submit a paper you’re particularly proud of from any of the four sub-fields of anthropology or any related disciplines that use anthropological methods or insights. These papers can be essays written for classes at the 300-400 levels and that have received a mark of 80 or higher, or independent undergrad research!Publishing your work in the AUJ is a rewarding opportunity to showcase your work to the anthropology community and other scholarly communities here at U of T. It also has the added benefit of looking great on your C.V.! If you would like to submit a paper, please fill out the submission form (linked below). Write an abstract and remove any identifying markers from all pages of your paper (i.e. name, student number, etc.) and send both the submission form and paper (including an abstract) to We won’t be able to accept papers without abstracts. Further information/submission guidelines can be found at the bottom of the post. The deadline to submit is January 17, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at We hope you submit and look forward to reading your submissions!

Submission Form:
Further Information/Instructions:
– AUJ Editorial Team

Further Information/Instructions: Editorial Team

ASA Academic Seminar:

Nigerian traders in Yiwu, China: sentiments of temporariness and desires for elsewhere

Please join us for the Academic Seminar with PhD ABD Jing Jing Liu on Monday 3-5pm, at AP 367. This year’s Seminar focuses on the emerging scholarship in Socio-cultural Anthropology, especially through the lens of race, identity, and commodities.
Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

Monday, Nov 18, 2019
3 to 5pm
AP 367

Got Anthropology Speakers series:

Jesus Saves…and Scores: The Lives, Drives & Desires of Christian Soccer Players in Greater Vancouver

Presenter: Nicholas Howe Bukowski  (PhD Student)

How do Christian soccer players combine their religious and sporting lives? This talk will discuss Christian soccer players in the British Columbia Christian Soccer League and how soccer fits into the life they try and want to live. It will discuss how soccer is part of their process of forming relationships with others, their ideas about masculinity, how they learn about themselves through playing, and as a way to worship God. Soccer and Christianity are both deeply popular and important for people around the world and looking at how they come together is a way to understand how Christians place themselves in the world and project their hopes for the future. Come learn more at the Grad Room (66 Harbord Street) on November 26th from 6:30 to 7:30PM!  

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street