I joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 2005. I received my BA and MA from the University of Western Ontario, and my PhD from McMaster University. My substantive areas of research include the sociology of education, immigration, and mental health; however, my primary area of...
I received both of my graduate degrees in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, after having completed a first degree in English Languages and Literature in the United States Since my initial work with the Őmie of Papua New Guinea, focused on the rare form of gender specific group formation professed by this group, I have pursued research in gender relations. Over time my interests in Papua New Guinea moved to issues of nationhood and identity in the postcolonial state, specifically a regional system of identities in the province of East New Britain, including notions of indigeneity. Having the opportunity to study the impact of a regional development project on women’s empowerment in northern Burkina Faso and more recently the impact of globalization on the livelihoods of the rural poor in central India, gender in development has been a central research focus. In the present I am pursuing interests in corporate social responsibility and its impact on development practice, comparative regimes of gender and technology specifically in relation to equal access to engineering education and economic anthropology including the growing importance of consumption, migration and trade for local communities.
Rohatynskyj, M., V.Davidson, W.Stiver and M.Hayward 2008 Obstacles to Gender Parity in Engineering Education, Forum on Public Policy Online, Spring 2008 edition http:www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/archivespring08/obstaclestogenderparityinexgineeringeducation.pdf(accessed Oct.5,2008).
Rohatynskyj, M.A., 2006 Producing Ömie Locality in Embodied Modernity and Post-Modernity in Melanesia: Ritual, Praxis and Social Change in the South Pacific Sandra Bamford (ed.), Chapel Hill: Carolina Academic Press.
Rohatynskyj, M.A., 2005 On Knowing the Baining and Other Minor Ethnic Groups of East New Britain inAnthropology and Consultancy: Issues and Debates, P.Stewart and A.Strathern (eds) Berghahn Studies in Applied Anthropology. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books
Rohatynskyj, M.A., 2003 Individual Agency, the Traffic in Women and Layered Hegemonies in the Ukraine,
Special Issue on Migration, Labour and Exploitation: Trafficking in Women and Girls Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme 22(3/4):160-165.
Jaarsma, S.R. and M.Rohatynskyj (eds) 2000 Ethnographic Artifacts: Challenges to a Reflexive Anthropology. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
Rohatynskyj, M. 1997 "Culture, Secrets, and Omie History: A Consideration of the Politics of Cultural Identity", American Ethnologist, 24(2) : 438-456.