BODDY, JANICE Contact Areas of Interest
Boddy, Janice Department of Anthroplogy 19 Russell Street, Room 268 Toronto, ON t: 416-946-3318 e:
  • Women, Islam and colonialism
  • Gender
  • Rritual and religion
  • Medical and historical issues
  • Meaning
  • “The body” and selfhood


Janice Boddy is a Professor, Graduate Chair and St George Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Anthropology. She is cross appointed into the Department for the Study of Religion. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at McGill, her Master’s at Calgary and her PhD at University of British Columbia.

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”