William Campbell

William Campbell

PhD candidate


Daromir Rudnyckyj


Culture, health and inequality
Space, place, knowledge and power

I am a doctoral candidate currently conducting federally-funded (SSHRC) fieldwork under the supervision of Dr. Daromir Rudnyckyj. 

My anthropological interests focus broadly on the Latter-day Saint (LDS/Mormon) population of southern Alberta. Currently, I am interested in ways that LDS cultural practices and economic practices inform each other in Cardston, Alberta. My research aims to identify an LDS economic subject, the ways that this subject is created through official institutional discourse, and the ways that this subject is creatively negotiated in the lives of Latter-day Saints themselves.

My Master's thesis addressed inter-generational narratives of acculturation and transnational identity construction as told by Latin American immigrants to the Greater Toronto Area. I pulled on theories of performative identity to highlight how perceived notions of what it meant to be Canadian vs. Mexican, for example, resulted in conflict as individuals and families attempted to perform these identities, which often were conceived of as being in opposition to each other. I received my MA from the University of Guelph in 2015.