Paulina Johnson, Doctoral Candidate (Western University) BA (University of Alberta)
Jordon Munizzi, Doctoral Candidate (Western University) BA Hons (University of Central Florida)

Welcome to another year of UWOJA: The University of Western Ontario Anthropology Journal.

We are pleased to announce that UWOJA (formerly known as TOTEM) was the second most popular publication (second only to the electronic theses and dissertations) accessed at Western in April of 2012. The journal is now included in the EBSCOhost™ database system – widely used in academic libraries around the world making UWOJA an internationally accessed journal. We have published submissions from graduate and undergraduate students in Canada, the United States and Europe.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed a manuscript last year and we look forward to reading this year’s submissions – Due January 15, 2016.

UWOJA is a peer-reviewed, student-run journal of anthropology published annually in association with the Anthropology Society and the Department of Anthropology at The University of Western Ontario (UWO). UWOJA’s mandate is to publish exceptional works of creative and original research by undergraduate and graduate students in any of the four sub-fields of anthropology.

Current Issue: Volume 24, Issue 1 (2016)


The editors would like to thank everyone who chose to submit to UWOJA and acknowledge the time and feedback given by our reviewers. We hope you enjoy this issue and we look forward to your submissions in the coming years.

Jordon Munizzi and Paulina Reghan Johnson Department of Anthropology The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario June 2016