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Daniel Arthur Yon

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Department of Anthropology

Associate Professor

Office: Winters College, 268
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 88806
Email: dyon@yorku.ca


Daniel Yon is Associate Professor at York University. He is jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Education and the Department of Anthropology and is a former Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology.

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He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town. Dan was born on the Island of St Helena where, after studying in the UK, he taught history and was a founding member of the island's Heritage Society. He worked in post-independent Zimbabwe, first as Head of History in a high school in the sprawling suburb of Chitungwiza (Harare), and then as lecturer and writer for the Curriculum Development Unit. His research and teaching interests include school ethnography; anthropology of race and racism, diasporas and cosmopolitisms, anthropology and film. He is the author of Elusive Culture (SUNY 2000), an ethnography of youth, schooling and identity in 'global' times. His two films, One Hundred Men and Sathima's Windsong come out of larger on-going project on the making of the South Atlantic World. Dan's most recent work focuses on aesthetics and the apartheid archives.

Appointments

Faculty of Education

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 ED/EDST2450 3.0 A Multilingualism and multiculturalism LECT
Fall 2020 GS/ANTH5175 3.0 A Discourses of Race and Racist Discourse SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/ANTH3370 3.0 A Power and Violence LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 GS/EDUC5025 3.0 M Cosmopolitanisms: Re-imagining multicult SEMR


Daniel Yon is Associate Professor at York University. He is jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Education and the Department of Anthropology and is a former Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology.

He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town. Dan was born on the Island of St Helena where, after studying in the UK, he taught history and was a founding member of the island's Heritage Society. He worked in post-independent Zimbabwe, first as Head of History in a high school in the sprawling suburb of Chitungwiza (Harare), and then as lecturer and writer for the Curriculum Development Unit. His research and teaching interests include school ethnography; anthropology of race and racism, diasporas and cosmopolitisms, anthropology and film. He is the author of Elusive Culture (SUNY 2000), an ethnography of youth, schooling and identity in 'global' times. His two films, One Hundred Men and Sathima's Windsong come out of larger on-going project on the making of the South Atlantic World. Dan's most recent work focuses on aesthetics and the apartheid archives.

Appointments

Faculty of Education


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 ED/EDST2450 3.0 A Multilingualism and multiculturalism LECT
Fall 2020 GS/ANTH5175 3.0 A Discourses of Race and Racist Discourse SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/ANTH3370 3.0 A Power and Violence LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 GS/EDUC5025 3.0 M Cosmopolitanisms: Re-imagining multicult SEMR