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Anthropology, Gender, Women and Sexuality StudiesOther Titles: Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Office: ASC 402
Office Hours: Fridays from 9am to 12pm
A feminist anthropologist/archaeologist with field and historical research in Eastern & Central Europe, Siberia, South Africa, Dr. Tomášková is interested in knowledge production, particularly about places and spaces in the deep past, as alternatives to modernity.
A native of a country no longer in existence – Czechoslovakia, Dr. Tomášková came to Canada as a political refugee in the 1980’s. She found her new home in academia, in the discipline of Anthropology. Dr. Tomášková taught at Deep Springs College in California, the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Postdoc, Harvard University
PhD, University of California - Berkeley
MA, University of California - Berkeley
MA, Yale University
BA, McGill University
Selected Publications & Presentations
Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea. The University of California Press. (2013)
Reindeer as a toggle: Animal agency in domestication. In M. Smith (ed.) The Power of Nature: Agency and the Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics. (2021) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press.
Prehistoric art as a boundary object: Technology and temporality of South African petroglyphs, in Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 27 (2020)
Skills and traces: Imagining differences in engravings, Northern Cape, South Africa. In Jan Magne Gjerde and Mari Strifeldt Arntzen (eds.) Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art. (2020) Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.
Feminist mapping for archaeologists: at the intersection of practices. In Piraye Haçigüzeller, Gary Lock, Mark Gillings (eds) Re-Mapping Archaeology: Critical Perspectives, Alternative Mappings (2018) Routledge.
Digital technologies in context: Prehistoric engravings in the Northern Cape, South Africa, in Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 2 (2015) Elsevier Publishers.
Seasons of difference: stone tool use and Palaeolithic seasonality in Central Europe, Canadian Journal of Archaeology 37 (1 (2013)
Selected Grants & Awards
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leakey Foundation Research in Human Origins
National Geographic Society
National Humanities Center, residential fellowship
School for Research on the Human Experience (Santa Fe, NM), residential fellowship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Stellenbosch Advanced Institute (South Africa), residential fellowship
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
American Anthropological Association
Society for American Archaeology
Society for Feminist Anthropology
2019 – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, Schloß Conversations: “Venus in Transit: Prehistoric Art and Religion”