New M.A. program in soc. anthro

Sat, 26 Feb 1994 08:19:20 -0400


Dalhousie University is now offering a program leading to the
Master of Arts in Social Anthropology, complementing its long-
established M.A. program in Sociology.

The two programs, offered by the department of Sociology and
Social Anthropology, accept a relatively small number of students
each year, permitting a supportive and informal atmosphere that
maximizes faculty accessibility and student involvement. The
department has three special foci:

1. Social Disorder and Human Justice
2. Health and Illness
3. Industry and Development: Regional and International

Anthropologists and sociologists at Dalhousie often have
overlapping interests and are available to students regardless of


JEROME H. BARKOW B.A. (CUNY), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago). Professor
Barkow is a psychological/medical anthropologist who has
conducted extensive research in West Africa and, more recently,
in Nova Scotia and in the Philippines. His research and teaching
interests include human psychology and culture and their
evolution, disabilities, international development, and fieldwork
and qualitative methods. Dr. Barkow also serves as the
Coordinator of Dalhousie's Programme in International Development

PAULINE GARDINER BARBER B.A., M.A. (Univ. of Auckland); Ph.D.
(Univ. of Toronto). Professor Gardiner Barber is a social
anthropologist. Her current research focuses upon women and
development in the Philippines, and in general upon work, gender
and class politics under conditions of global economic
restructuring. Other interests include feminist theory, cultural
studies, and sexism and social issues.

MARIAN BINKLEY M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto). Associate Dean, Faculty of
Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Binkley is a medical
anthropologist with a broad spectrum of interests. Her current
research looks at two inter-related questions. The first project
investigates the social and economic factors affecting health and
safety of Nova Scotian Fishers. The second project explores the
impact of fishers' work on the lives of their spouses and
families. Dr. Binkley's teaching interests include: coastal
communities, work, gender, health, and qualitative and
quantitative methods.

TANIA MURRAY LI B.A. (Cambridge), Ph.D. (Cambridge). A Social
Anthropologist with strong interests in social theory, Dr. Li
works across the borders of economic anthropology, international
development, environment and women's studies. Her regional focus
is Southeast Asia, where she has carried out both urban and rural
field research. Her current project is a study of class and
gender relations in the context of agrarian transformation in
uplands regions in Indonesia. She teaches in the areas of
family, rural societies, and social change and development.

VIRGINIA MILLER A.B. (California at Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D.
(California at Davis). Dr. Miller is an anthropologist whose
research interests focus on the Native Peoples of North America,
particularly the Micmac people of Maritime Canada and the Yuki
people of Northern California. Employing the ethnohistoric
method, she is currently contributing to the literature on
aboriginal culture and culture change. History and theory of
anthropology, and anthropological linguistics, are other areas of
Dr. Miller's attention.

The department's SOCIOLOGISTS are:

Richard Apostle, Ph.D. (California at Berkeley); Economy and
Society, Cultural Sociology, Qualitative methodology.

Peter Butler, Ph.D. (Toronto); Quantitative methodology,
Political Sociology, Economy and Society.

Donald Clairmont, Ph.D. (Washington - St. Louis);
Criminology/Delinquency, Work and Labor Markets,
Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations .

Peter Clark, Ph.D. (British Columbia); Cultural Sociology,
Religion, Community.

David Elliott, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh); Quantitative methodology,
Environmental Sociology, Demography.

Jean Elliott, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh); Medical Sociology,
Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Collective Behavior/Social

Deborah Findlay, Ph.D. (McMaster); Health and Illness, Sex and
Gender, Family.

Herbert Gamberg, Ph.D. (Princeton); Theory, Deviant
Behavior/Social Disorganization, Political Sociology.

Jennifer Jarman, Ph.D. (Cambridge); Work and Labor Markets, Sex
and Gender, Quantitative methodology.

J. Graham Morgan, Ph.D. (Oxford); History of Sociology/Social
Thought, Religion, Knowledge.

Christopher Murphy, Ph.D. (Toronto); Criminology/Criminal
Justice, Comparative Sociology, Social Control & Policing.

James Stolzman, Ph.D. (Oregon); Mental Health, Undergraduate
Education/Teaching, Stratification/Mobility.

Victor Thiessen, Ph.D. (Wisconsin); Quantitative methodology,
Family, Social Psychology.


Enquiries about either program should be directed to the Graduate
Secretary, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3J5. Telephone enquiries
may be made at (902) 494-6593 or by FAX (902) 494-2897.
Application kits will be forwarded directly by the Registrar's

Complete applications should include university transcripts sent
directly by the applicant's university(ies); two letters of
reference from former professors; and a statement of research

Deadlines: Canadian students (July 1)
Foreign students (May 31)

Early application is critical for those who wish to be considered
for scholarships. Killam and Faculty of Graduate Studies
scholarships are usually awarded in February and May of each

Dalhousie University supports Affirmative Action in Education.
The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology encourages
applications from Women, Visible Minorities and the Physically


All candidates for the M.A. must satisfy the general requirements
for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Candidates
will normally be expected to hold a four-year degree with at
least an upper second class (B+) standing. It is expected that a
candidate's undergraduate work will have included classes in
theory and methods appropriate to the particular discipline.

Special Students

A candidate considering the M.A. who has a general (three year)
B.A., or whose records are judged to be promising but not yet of
suitable standard for graduate work, may apply for "Special
Student" status. During this year the student does advanced
undergraduate classes in several areas in which she or he will be
expected to maintain an average of A-. Upon completion of this
work the department will evaluate the student for admission to
the Master of Arts programme. Special students are not
considered graduate students and are ineligible for scholarships.


Financial assistance is available, on application, in the form of
Dalhousie Graduate Fellowships. The current amount offered to
successful applicants by this Department is $8,000. In addition,
all students are eligible to receive a teaching assistantship.
The holders of Teaching Assistantships are normally assigned to a
section of the department's undergraduate classes to aid the
instructor of the section.

Exceptional students may be recommended by the department for the
award of an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship
($14,500.00). No separate application is necessary for
consideration for this award.

Other awards may be available from other sources. Consult the
Awards Office of Dalhousie University, or the Awards Office of
your own university.