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About the Journal

UNBC Anthropology's Capstone Reader is a yearly collection of exemplary student work in the undergraduate program's capping course. 


The University of Northern British Columbia's (UNBC) Anthropology Capstone Reader published its first issue in 2023. The Reader was created as a tool to promote a more lasting, meaningful, participatory engagement with the ideas of anthropology in the department's undergraduate capstone course.

Focus and scope

The Reader will explore the key concepts and issues that shape the current and relevant contributions to research and to the societies and communities with whom we work, laying down the building blocks of the discipline, as each paper addresses the question: How does anthropology contribute to relevant issues and questions of society?

The idea is for students to take ownership of the material and their deep understanding of it. Focused around the broad research areas of social justice, identity, and heritage, students choose their own anthropological topic for their research paper. The goal is that this research paper allows students to fully appreciate the intellectual, social, and practical applications of anthropology in contemporary society as they move into further education, into the job market, or into any area of their future life.

Open access policy

The UNBC Anthropology Capstone Reader provides immediate and full open access to all its published issues and articles. No fees are charged to access the Reader, nor are authors charged any article processing fees or other such submission and publishing fees.

Full copyright for articles published in the Reader are retained by the authors.

Publishing frequency

The UNBC Anthropology Capstone Reader is published annually by UNBC's Department of Anthropology in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

The Reader may, from time to time, publish other special issues on particular themes or topic areas of interest.

Peer review policy 

The Reader publishes exemplary student work from the capstone class in UNBC's Department of Anthropology undergraduate program. All accepted articles undergo a further open editorial review process before publication. Editorial comments are not published with the articles.

Copyright notice

All copyright is retained by the authors.


The Reader is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Northern British Columbia in partnership with the Geoffrey R. Weller Library.

Privacy statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


The UNBC Anthropology Capstone Reader is part of the Public Knowledge Project's PKP Preservation Network, which uses the LOCKSS Program to digitally preserve OJS journal content.