2021 CAPA-ACAP Annual Meeting

Precarious Positions: A discussion on diversity and marginalization in Biological Anthropology

Save the date! Friday, October 29, 2021.

This event is intended for both students and early career members (ECMs) interested in an open discussion about experiences of precarity, diversity, and underrepresentation in Biological Anthropology. We define these experiences broadly, including but not limited to queer, racialized, low-income, or first-generation individuals. As a field, Biological Anthropology has and continues to struggle to address EDID (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization) issues. 


This luncheon intends to increase representation and support for traditionally underrepresented identities within Biological Anthropology and will facilitate networking and mentorship opportunities between members at different stages in their careers. We also envision this luncheon as an opportunity for learning, understanding, and solidarity through listening to the experiences of other members in our organization and discipline. This event will further develop CAPA/ACAP’s commitment to EDID values.


A free lunch will be offered to those attending in-person. This will be a hybrid event to accommodate those unable to travel to Hamilton. Time is reserved for questions of both in-person and virtual participants to engage with our panelists. At the start of October, a link to a Google form will be posted on this page to allow members to submit questions to our panelists anonymously for the moderator to ask. 



Confirmed Panelists (more to be announced…):  


Dr. Michelle E. Cameron

Michelle Cameron (she/her) joined the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in 2018. Dr. Cameron specializes in skeletal biology and bioarchaeology. Her research explores human plasticity and adaptability, looking at how diverse environmental and cultural contexts shape the human body. Dr. Cameron also enjoys science communication and co-hosts the YouTube series Humans in 5


Dr. Sarah Lockyer

Sarah Lockyer is an Acadian from Moncton, New Brunswick. She obtained a BSc in Anthropologie from the Université de Montréal, an MSc in Forensic Archaeological Science from University College London, and a PhD in Bioarchaeology from Bournemouth University. She now works for the Canadian Armed Forces as the Casualty Identification Coordinator.