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- ANTH 1100 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
- ANTH 2100 - Methods and Ethics in Anthropology
- ANTH 2120 - Cross-Cultural Women's Studies
- ANTH 2133 - Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft
- ANTH 2140 - Aboriginal Peoples and Cultures of B. C.
- ANTH 2142 - Aboriginal Peoples and Cultures of Canada
- ANTH 2160 - Culture and the Environment
- ANTH 2163 - Culture, Health and Well-Being
- ANTH 3100 - Anthropological Theory
- ANTH 3500 - Advanced Study in Anthropology
- ANTH 4500 - Culture, Community, Well-Being
Education: B.Sc. (University of Toronto); M.A. (Wilfrid Laurier University);
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
Fieldwork Background: Lakota community, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, 1995-present.
Interests: Larissa Petrillo has a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation contextualizes the life stories of a Lakota/Mexican couple from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This work, Being Lakota: Identity and Tradition on Pine Ridge Reservation (2007), has since been published by the University of Nebraska Press and is well-respected for its methodology and ethics. She has worked in Women’s Studies, First Nations Studies, Anthropology, English and Canadian Studies. Her central academic interests are in social and cultural change, cross-cultural communication, research ethics, oral history methodology, gender studies and indigenous knowledge.
L. Petrillo. (2008) “Figuring it Out: Sundancing and Storytelling in the Lakota Tradition,” 91-111 in Religion and Healing in Native America. Suzanne J. Crawford, ed. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
L. Petrillo, in collaboration with Melda and Lupe Trejo. (2007) Being Lakota: Identity and Tradition on Pine Ridge Reservation. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
L. Petrillo. (2007) “Crazy Horse.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan.
L. Petrillo. (2002) “I Am Reading These Stories: Review Essay of Helen Hoy’s How Should I Read These?: Native Women Writers in Canada” Essays on Canadian Writing 77:186-192.
L. Petrillo. (2000) “Bleakness and Greatness in Ian Frazier’s On the Rez,” American Indian Quarterly 24(2):287-291.