NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology

Nexus is a graduate student-run publication from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For nearly thirty years Nexus has provided a forum for quality four-field student work in anthropology from Canadian and international colleges and universities. Nexus attempts to present a cross section of current student work from any area of anthropology, and to advance scholarship through anonymous peer review. We believe that each sub-field interacts and informs the others and actively encourage submissions from any area of the discipline of anthropology. Submissions consist of original ongoing research and/or reviews of current anthropological issues. Critical reviews of current publications of anthropological interest are also included. As an online journal, Nexus is not constrained to physical printing limitations and encourages the use of technology and multi-media projects that may not be suited for traditional print materials. GIS, 3D modeling and audio/video media files are welcomed.




Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on March 29th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the peer reviewed anthropological graduate student journal, Nexus. For more than thirty years, Nexus has served as Canada’s premier graduate student journal of anthropology. The journal is freely available online.

The editorial staff is seeking submissions from all four subfields at any level of graduate or upper level undergraduate work to be considered for publication in the upcoming issue. The deadline is 11:59 PM EST on March 29th, 2015. Manuscripts can be submitted online at Submission guidelines and instructions are also available on the Nexus website. Please contact us with any questions.

We are also looking for peer-reviewers at this time. If you are interested in being a reviewer for Nexus please fill out the reviewer application [.docx] form and email it to us at the above address with ‘reviewer’ in the subject line of your email.

We look forward to continuing this long tradition of showcasing Canadian academic excellence.

Your editorial staff,
Alyson Holland, Madeleine Mant, Laura Lockau, and Lelia Watamaniuk 


Vol 22 (2014)

Table of Contents


A McMaster retrospective: how publishing in a student journal shaped my career PDF
Alan Morris 1-4


Counterfeit Antimalarials and the Commodification of Health PDF
Stephanie Marciniak 5-18
Gendering the Nation and Empire: Anthropological Investigations in Retrospect PDF
Sebastian Jackson 19-31
Ideology, Agency, and the Federal Acknowledgement Process PDF
Nicholas Barron 32-43
Fire modified rock illuminated: Rediscovering the applications of hearth assemblages in site analyses PDF
Rebekah Renee Kneifel 44-52
Hybridization at the Neutral Iroquoian Walker Site (AgHa-9) PDF
Melissa Marie Wallace 53-67
The Impact of Sex and Ancestry on Cranial Sutures in the Hamann Todd Collection PDF
Rajitha Sivakumaran 68-80