Department of Anthropology
Faculty and Staff
P. Erickson - On sabbatical
PhD (Connecticut), Professor. Biological anthropology; forensic anthropology; history of anthropological theory; teaching anthropology; urban archaeology; Halifax history and heritage.
PhD (Oxford), Associate Professor. Archaeology and colonialism; landscape archaeology; material culture and identity; archaeological geophysics; public archaeology.
PhD (Cornell), Assistant Professor. Linguistic anthropology; China; global languages (English and Chinese); language teaching; modernity and cosmopolitanism.
Chariperson 902-491-6447 (MS224)
PhD (Arizona), Associate Professor. Socio-cultural anthropology; the anthropology of food labour and marginality; social class, gender and consumerism; visual anthropology; engaged and public anthropology; United States and Viet Nam.
PhD (Auckland). Assistant Professor. Socio-cultural anthropology; The Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea/Oceania; Anthropology of tourism; gender; economic anthropology; Christianity, witchcraft and sorcery; methods and theory.
T. R. Peckmann - On sabbatical
PhD (Cape Town, South Africa), Associate Professor. Forensic Anthropology; Indigenous peoples of Canada and South Africa; Human skeletal morphometrics.
A. H. O'Malley
PhD (Dalhousie). Latin America; theory/policy nexus; ideology and culture; politics of environment; community and structure.
MA (Saint Mary's), Principal and Senior Archaeologist, Boreas Heritage Consulting Inc. Cultural resource management; applied archaeology; public archaeology; material culture research.
PhD (Royal Military College of Canada), Archaeologist and built heritage specialist at Golder Associates Ltd. Historical archaeology; field methods in archaeology; military archaeology, architecture, and engineering; Buildings archaeology and Canadian vernacular architecture; landscape survey and mapping.
PhD (Dalhousie), Curator of Archaeology, Nova Scotia Museum, Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Historical archaeology; landscape archaeology; African diaspora archaeology; Atlantic World history; urban archaeology; proto-historic/fur trade period archaeology; Maritime region pre-contact archaeology.
J. L. Cormack
PhD (University of Liverpool), Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Royal University. Archaeology and biological anthropology; prehistory; paleoanthropology; history of race; human osteology; lithics: Jordan; sub-Saharan Africa, China.
PhD (University of Illinois), Associate Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan. Sociocultural and cognitive anthropology; practice theory; education; identity; gender; film/media studies; childhood and adolescence; qualitative methodology; Japan; East Asia.
PhD (New Brunswick), Director of the Office of Aboriginal and Northern Research, Saint Mary's University. Cultural anthropology; indigenous science education; circumpolar studies and research; applied research/community development; youth cultures; cultural landscapes; climate change.
S. A. Davis
DPhil (Oxford), Professor. Archaeology of the anonymous; archaeological evaluation of excavations; Canadian prehistory; historical archaeology; world prehistory.
Aaron Taylor has worked as a professional archaeologist for almost a decade and is the senior archaeologist and president of True North Archaeological Consultants & Associates. He has participated and led excavations on both historical and pre-contact sites. Some of these include excavations at the Grand Pre UNESCO World Heritage site, Beachville Black Refugee site, Gaspereau Lake Pre-contact site, Prescott House Public Archaeology Program, and the Planters’ Barracks Inn Public Archaeology Program, to name a few. He is also a part-time instructor at Acadia University in the History Department and a part-time faculty member in the Anthropology Department at Saint Mary’s University.
He holds a BA degree from Acadia University, an Honours BA in Anthropology and an MA in Historical Archaeology from Saint Mary’s University. He is currently a PhD candidate in the IDPhD program at Dalhousie University. His thesis research examines sea-level rise, drowned landscapes and predicting settlement patterns of pre-contact societies in the Maritime Provinces.
Aaron has traveled extensively throughout Latin America spending a great deal of time in Mexico and Cuba and is fluent in Spanish. He lives with his wife and two daughters on a small hobby farm in the Annapolis Valley.
Secretary, 902-420-5628 (MS218)