Joshua Barker

Joshua Barker

Joshua Barker

Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies


Professor Joshua Barker was Vice-Dean of Graduate Education & Program Reviews in the Faculty of Arts & Science, as well as Director of the Asian Institute and Acting Chair of the Department of Anthropology. Professor Barker has also been heavily involved in the multi-divisional initiative to establish a new School of Cities.

Professor Barker’s research areas include urban anthropology, science and technology studies, and political anthropology. His research focuses primarily on Indonesia, where he has conducted ethnographic field research on a range of groups, including: the police and civilian guards; information technology engineers and entrepreneurs; and city-level journalists.