Boddy, Janice

Janice Boddy is a Professor, Graduate Chair and St. George Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Anthropology. She is cross appointed into the Department of Religion. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at McGill, her Master’s at Calgary and her PhD at University of British Columbia. Her current research areas include women, Islam, and colonialism, gender, ritual and religion, medical and historical issues, meaning, “the body” and self-hood. Her works include Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan (2007); “Barbaric Custom and Colonial Science: Teaching the Female Body in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”  (2003); and “Spirits and Selves in Northern Sudan: The Cultural Therapeutics of Possession” (2001).

Areas of Research:

Women, Islam and colonialismgender, ritual and religion, medical and historical issues, meaning, “the body” and selfhood.

Selected Publications:

2007. Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan
2003. “Barbaric Custom and Colonial Science: Teaching the Female Body in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”
2001. “Spirits and Selves in Northern Sudan: The Cultural Therapeutics of Possession”
1998. “Violence Embodied? Female Circumcision, Gender Politics, and Cultural Aesthetics”

Contact Information:

Prof. Janice Brody
Chair, Dept. of Anthropology
BA (McGill), MA (Calgary), PhD (UBC)

19 Russell Street, Room 268
Tel: (416) 946-3318
Email: janice.boddy@utoronto.ca