Our aim is to build on our already well-established reputation for publishing and to become one of the top international journals in social and cultural anthropology. We encourage submissions from anthropologists without preference for any single region of the world. We do not restrict ourselves to any particular theoretical tradition. As a bilingual journal, we actively encourage submissions in both French and English from around the world.

A typical issue of Anthropologica contains a thematic section on a topic of interest to many of our readers, between three and five volunteered papers on a variety of themes, one or more special features, such Ideas, Anthropological Reflections, and Practitioner’s Corner, book reviews and, from time to time, film reviews and reviews of museum exhibits.

The Ideas section was created by past-editor Winnie Lem. It consists of a brief, position paper by a well-known scholar concerning a key concept in anthropology and the social sciences such as “community” and “the state” and short responses by other scholars to that paper. Normally Ideas are between 3500 and 5000 words in length.

Anthropological Reflections is a feature created by Jasmin Habib that invites anthropologists to reflect on their experiences in the field in autobiographical and auto-ethnographic pieces, photo-essays, poetry, travelogues, exchanges with interlocutors, experimental writing, etc. The point of our efforts is to broaden the scope of our anthropological writing, publishing and reception.

Practitioner’s Corner is the newest feature of the journal which invites anthropologists working outside of academia to share their experiences in their practice as public servants, human rights advocates, museum curators, NGO and INGO workers, lawyers, social workers, teachers, etc. These submissions are between 3500 to 5000 words in length.

ALL article submissions submitted to Anthropologica undergo double-blind review, including special features. Book Reviews are subject to review by the Anglophone and Francophone Book Review Editors as well as the Anglophone and Francophone Editors.

Our style for references and bibliography generally follows the Chicago Style with Canadian spelling.

Anthropologica appears twice a year, usually in Spring and Fall. 


All Anthropologica submissions, reviews, and editorial work are done through our online peer review management system Scholar One.

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For more information:

Jasmin Habib, Editor-in-Chief jhabib@uwaterloo.ca




Annual reports




Between 1959 and 1979, Anthropologica was initially run by the Canadian Research Centre for Anthropology / Centre canadien de recherches pour l’anthropologie at St. Paul University (Ottawa). The journal had acquired a solid reputation, specializing in the study of Canadian First Nations. Anthropologica was transferred to Laurentian University in 1983 and to Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 1989, where it stayed until the merger with Culture.

The Canadian Ethnology Society was established in 1974. In 1981, under its current name, the Canadian Anthropology Society began to publish Culture (now the name of CASCA’s electronic newsletter). In 1987, the association changed its name to the Canadian Anthropology Society / Société canadienne d’anthropologie (CASCA). The current series of Anthropologica started in 1998 after the merger of Canada’s oldest refereed journal of social anthropology, Anthropologica, with the Canadian Anthropology Society’s primary journal, Culture. The Canadian Anthropology Society, which owns the combined journal decided to use the name Anthropologica, which had been in existence for 40 years. In March 2013, Anthropologica moved to its new publisher, the University of Toronto Press.

Anthropologica’s mandate is to reflect the range of research carried out by Canadian Anglophone and Francophone anthropologists and to disseminate that research within Canada and internationally in both languages. Given that Canadian Anthropologists conduct research in any number of global communities, rural and urban, our current focus extends beyond the traditional coverage of Canadian First Nations to include ethnographic research carried out anywhere in the world by Canadian anthropologists. In this way, the journal provides a more inclusive representation of Canadian anthropology scholarship which encompasses global as well as Canadian issues. We also include ethnographic research from international scholars who conduct research in Canada or who are identified by the editors as having important contributions to make to Canadian readers and to the theory, method and ethnography of the discipline.


A free subscription to Anthropologica is included with your membership to CASCA. To learn more about CASCA, click here. To learn more about CASCA membership and susbscribe to CASCA, click here

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The journal is published by University of Toronto Press, and is available on the Project Muse.

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Senior Editors

Editor in Chief: Jasmin Habib

Editor, French Manuscripts: Alicia Sliwinski

Book Review Editor (English): Margaret MacDonald

Book Review Editor (French): Karine Gagné

Editorial Board

Vered Amit [r] Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University
Mario Blaser [r] Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Kathleen Buddle-Crow [c] Anthropology, University of Manitoba
Simon Coleman [c] Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Virginia Dominguez [n] Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Parin Dossa [c] Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
Susan Frolick [n] Community, Culture + Global Studies, Univ. of British Columbia
Pauline Gardiner Barber [c] Sociology and Anthropology, Dalhousie University
Louise de la Gorgondière[c] Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
Gray Graffam [c] Media Studies, University of Toronto
Ellen Judd [c] Anthropology, University of Manitoba
Michael Lambek [r] Anthropology, University of Toronto
Richard B. Lee [c] Anthropology, University of Toronto
Harriet Lyons [n] Anthropology, University of Waterloo
Eva Mackey [n] Canadian Studies, Carleton University
Theresa McCarthy [n] American Studies/Transnational Studies, SUNY (Buffalo)
Thomas (Tad) McIlwraith [r] Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
Anne Meneley [n] Anthropology, Trent University
Bruce Miller [c] Anthropology, University of British Columbia
David A. B. Murray [n] Anthropology, York University
Dave Naisargi [r] Anthropology, University of Toronto
Sarah Pink [c] Media and Communications, RMIT, Melbourne
Francine Saillant [c] Anthropology, University de Laval
Allan Smart [c] Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary
Ted Swedenburg [n] Anthropology, University of Arkansas
Helena Wulff [n] Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

 [c] Continuing Members, to April 30, 2017; [r] Re-appointed Members, to April 30, 2019; [n] New Members, to April 30, 2019

Advisory Board of Past Editors

Naomi McPherson Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia
Andrew Lyons    Wilfrid Laurier University
Winnie Lem Trent University


Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015-2016 (PDF)



Editor-in-Chief and Editor, English Manuscripts: Jasmin Habib (jhabib@uwaterloo.ca)

Editor, French Manuscripts: Alicia Sliwinski (asliwinski@wlu.ca)

Book Reviews English: Margaret MacDonald: maggie@yorku.ca

Book Reviews French: Karine Gagné: karine.gagne@yale.edu

Mailing address:
Jasmin Habib, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Anthropologica
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2L 3G1

Note to publishers: to submit a book for review, please contact the appropriate book review editor for a mailing address.

Contact Info

Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
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