Medusa Conference 2019


March 28-29, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Department of Anthropology, 19 Russell Street, St. George Campus

  • Conference Presentations - AP246
  • Keynote (March 29, 13:00) - AP130

The Medusa Graduate Conference is an annual event hosted by the Anthropology Graduate Student Union since 2013. Medusa is intended to provide both internal and external students with early-career conference and networking experience in a collegial and interdisciplinary environment. Generally, participants come from universities across Ontario, Quebec, and the eastern United States, with many presenting their research for the first time. Medusa is an important plank of the AGSU’s mandate, and marks a highly anticipated event in the calendars of graduate students in our department and across the University of Toronto.

2019 Theme: Futures

What kinds of futures do we hope for, dread, imagine, cultivate?

  • Featuring 10 interdisciplinary panels and faculty discussants speaking to the theme of Futures
  • Keynote theme by Dr. Michael Degani (John Hopkins University): "The Flickering Torch: Blackout, Phatic Communication, and the Politics of Data in Tanzania"
  • Co-presented in collaboration with the Development Seminar

With special thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Jackman Humanities Institute
  • Archaeology Centre
  • Graduate Student Union
  • Anthropology Graduate Student Union
  • Student Initiative Fund


Please refer to the PDF icon2019 Medusa CFP (PDF) for more information on this year’s conference.

Please email the Medusa organizers in the instance that you have any further questions.