The Bricoleur


The Anthropology Graduate Student's Union at the University of Toronto now has a new publication, The Bricoleur. To submit a publication or be an external reviewer, please email or head on over to


Posted: 2016-11-28

New Issue of vis-à-vis now online!

We are pleased to announce the release of vis-à-vis's final volume! Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our editors and authors, we have been able to release this final set of papers from the Vis-a-Vis archives.  Miranda Dahlin writes about the emergence of “Narco-vocabulary”, a new vocabulary used to describe the activities of the narcotraficante (drug trafficker) and their activities in Mexico, Trieneke Gastmeier looks at contemporary beauty practices and femimity, Gillian Slogett provides an extensive literature review of the paleoecological environment of the ‘Makapansgat Formation’ in Makapansgat Valley, South Africa, and Sarah Duignan draws from  bioarchaeology and  ethnoarchaeology to study the social roles children played in the past. Finally, Liliana Gil-Sousa and Filipa Queirós disucss the importance of method in developing ethically responsible applied health research projects. Please join in the discussion of their research, and find out more about future direction of vis-à-vis.  
Posted: 2016-08-19

Call for Papers: Vis-à-Vis Now Accepting Submissions


Vis-à-vis provides a space for students from Anthropology and related fields to present innovative research and gain publishing experience. We are now welcoming submissions from student scholars. Submissions are due May 15, 2014, and are accepted through this website.

To submit an article or book review:
1. Register an account on the website.
2. Go to the “Register As” section and click the "Author" checkbox. We also encourage all users to register as a peer reviewer by clicking the "Reviewer" checkbox and indicating their areas of expertise.
3. Once registered, visit your User Home page to start the submission process.

We look forward to your submissions.

Posted: 2013-11-14

vis-à-vis is searchable on serials directories!


Did you know that vis-à-vis is searchable on GoogleScholar and is listed on several serials directories? We're proud to have entries in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and in Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, one of the best sources for information on periodicals. Our ISSN is 12034274.

This means that all papers published in our journal can be found by other scholars around the world.

Posted: 2013-06-05

vis-à-vis is on Facebook!


vis-à-vis is expanding beyond the traditional issue-by-issue journal format. Hot on the heels of our early-view system, we have launched into the wild world of social media with our new Facebook group and microblog! This moderated site will be a platform for us to introduce and discuss interesting new scholarship from the wider literature, and soon will also be our forum for direct dialogue between readers, authors, and editors.

Drop by, take a look, and leave a comment on the wall!

Posted: 2012-11-27

Announcing Volume 11, Issue 1

The first issue of Volume 11 is now online! It features 7 articles by authors specialising in the sociocultural, medical, and biological fields of anthropology, dealing with topics as diverse as the anthropology of disability and ethical-eating movement.

We have high hopes of publishing another issue in the Winter 2012 term. Keep an eye on this space for updates!
Posted: 2011-09-26

Special Issue: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Graduate Students Lithic Symposium

A new issue of vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology (Vol 10, No 2, 2010) is now available for online viewing. This special issue is dedicated to publishing research from the 2010 event "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Graduate Students Lithic Symposium". This symposium was held at the University of Toronto from February 24-25 2010 and served as a venue for graduate students from across North America to share current research methodologies with their peers interested in lithic technology studies. The goal of the symposium was to facilitate scientific exchange, generate feedback, questions, and discussions that would help to advance innovative lithic research.

Included in this issue are an introduction from the organizers summarizing the event, seven papers presented at the symposium, and the complete list of abstracts.

Special thanks to Jayne Wilkins and Danielle Macdonald, who organized the symposium and served as guest editors for this issue.
Posted: 2010-07-21

New Issue of vis-à-vis now online!

Our first issue of 2010 is now available.

The new issue contains 7 research articles written by students at Trent University, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of Toronto, as well as a book review of James Ferguson's Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order.

Click "More..." to see short descriptions of our new research articles.
Posted: 2010-02-03 More...
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