Mary-Lee Mulholland Professor


Department Chair
Former President/Présidente,  Canadian Anthropology Society/Société canadienne d'anthropologie

Office: B349A
Phone: 403.440.8547

Ph.D. Social Anthropology
York University, Toronto
Dissertation: Mariachi in Excess: Performing Race, Gender, Sexuality and Regionalism in Jalisco, Mexico

M.A. Anthropology
Carleton University, Ottawa
Thesis: Sensuous Politics: Salsa as Culture Critique

B.A. Honours Social Anthropology
University of Calgary, Calgary

Research Interests:
Performance and Performativity, Popular Culture, Sport (Martial Arts and Self-Defense), Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Modernity, Nationalism, Latin America, North America, Religion, Gender and Work, Consumption and Immigration.

Current Research:

• Gender, Performance and Martial Arts (Self-Defense)
• Religiously Affiliated Settlement Agencies in Alberta

Teaching Interests:

Anthropology of Religion, Ethnography of Latin America, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Performance, Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture.
Current Courses:
• Anthropology 1103 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
• Anthropology 2231 - Anthropology of Gender
• Anthropology 2233 - Anthropology of Religion
• Anthropology 2251 - Gifts and Commodities
• Anthropology 3205 - Anthropological Imaginings of Latin America
• Anthropology 4401 - Anthropological Theory
• Anthropology 4450 - Advanced Topics: Anthropology of the Body

Select Publications

Latin America & Popular Culture
Mulholland, Mary-Lee (forthcoming) “Jalisco Is Mexico: Race and Class the Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería in Guadalajara, Mexico (1994-2003).” In  Journal of American  Folklore .

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2013). "A Beautiful Thing: Mariachi and Femininity in Jalisco, Mexico." Anthropologica, 55(2), 359-372.

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2012). "Mariachis Machos and Charros Gay: Masculinities in Guadalajara." In V. M. Macías-González & A. Rubenstein (Eds.), Masculinity and Sexuality In Modern Mexico (pp. 234-261). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico.

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2007). "Mariachi and Mexican National Identity: Myths, Mestizaje and Mexicanidad." National Identities, 9(3), 247-264.

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (1999). Claiming Salsa: Rhythm as Identity Narratives. Socialist Studies Bulletin, 56 (April-June), 19-31.

Immigration & Integration
Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2017). "Welcoming the Stranger in Alberta: Newcomers, Secularism and Religiously Affiliated Settlement Agencies." Canadian Ethnic Studies, 49 (1): 19-42.

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2006). "Guelph: A Promising City for Newcomers." Our Diverse Cities, 2(31-35).

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2004). "Overview of Integration and Immigration Policies of Nine European Countries and the European Union." Ottawa: Integration Branch of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Mulholland, Mary-Lee and John Biles (2004). "Newcomer Integration Policy in Canada." Italy: Fondazione Inizative Estudi Sulla Multietnictá (ISMU).

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2020). "Honour and Shame: Plagiarism and the Governing of Student Morality."  In Journal of College and Character 21.2 (2020): 104-115.

Mulholland, Mary-Lee (2016). "Do These HIPS Lie?: Neoliberalism, Academic Plans and a Budget Crisis at Mount Royal University."  Culture,10(1).

Mulholland, Mary-Lee and Éric Gagnon Poulin (editors). 2016 "Exclusions."  Culture, 10 (1).

Mulholland, Mary-Lee and Éric Gagnon Poulin (editors). 2015 "Solidarit(i)és."  Culture, 9(2).

Mulholland, Mary-Lee and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fornier (editors). 2015. "Precarity/Précarité."  Culture, 9(1).

Mulholland, Mary-Lee and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fornier (editors). 2014. "Celebrating CASCA's History: Connecting Anthropologists for Forty Years."  Culture, 8(2).