Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology provides a platform for graduate and undergraduate students to publish their scholarly work in a peer-reviewed academic journal. The journal is guided by an ethos of social justice, which informs its functioning, structure, and policies. This ethos also informs the selection of relevant material for publication. The editorial board is a collective of graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Anthropology at York University.

Contingent Horizons is committed to a variety of formats, including ethnographic research papers, literature reviews, book reviews, photo essays, and creative writing. Contingent Horizons is an open access journal, a publication format that reflects the aspiration and desire to render knowledge accessible to broader audiences. The website offers a platform for respectful discussions that extend the life of scholarly materials and debates.

Editorial Collective Members

Meredith Evans

Nadine Ryan

Katie Squires

Isabella Chawrun

Divy Puvimanasinghe

Faculty Advisor

Othon Alexandrakis

Journal Design and Composition

Kathe Gray

Publication Information

ISSN 2292-7514 (Print)
ISSN 2292-6739 (Online)
Published by the Department of Anthropology at York University

Discussion Ground Rules

We welcome visitors to provide commentary and engage in discussion among the content posted to this website. Please know that comments will be moderated to allow for a safe and constructive environment, without personal attacks or derogatory language.


In June 2013, the first cohort of York Anthropology’s newly founded methods field school flew to Athens, Greece, for an intensive month of learning opportunities. It was there that grew the idea to create a publication platform for student engagement with anthropology.

Past Editorial Collective Members

Parinaz Adib (2013-2017), Julien Cossette (2013-2015), Kathe Gray (2015), Dayna Jeffrey (2015), Vishwaveda Joshi (2017-2018), Janita Van Dyk (2015-2017), Andrea Vitopoulos (2013-2017), Melanie Zhang (2016-2017)


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