The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

Erin McGuire

Primary Field
Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advisor, University of Victoria, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Historical archaeology, funerary rituals, gender identities, teaching and learning in undergraduate education

I have been teaching at UVic since 2010. In addition to ANTH 100: Introduction to Anthropology, I teach courses on the archaeology of death (ANTH397), Viking archaeology (ANTH398), and special topics such as Medieval archaeology, and Gender archaeology. Heritage and Historical Archaeology field course (ANTH395) has been based at the Jewish Cemetery, in Victoria. Students in this course have been recording the cemetery for the Synagogue. From time to time, I also offer courses through the UVic Medieval Studies Program. In my teaching I aim to help students develop transferable skills relating to research, project design, group work, and technologies relevant to anthropology and archaeology. I am interested in how students learn, and so I strive to consistently further my knowledge in learner-centred theories and strategies for teaching. In May, 2016, I was honoured to become the first recipient of UVic’s Excellence in Teaching for Experiential Learning Award.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Europe / Eurasia