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February 16- Anthropology Day!

February 16, 2017 They are cracking the culture codes of consumers and corporations (Intel, Pepsico, Target, Hormel), studying human-machine interactions (driverless cars anyone?), and unlocking the mysteries behind “superspreaders” – the people responsible for accelerating infectious disease epidemics. This week’s … Continued

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Ian Hodder Visits Archaeology Class

February 8, 2017 Ian Hodder from Stanford University was a guest in the Archaeology core seminar (ANTH 705) Wednesday morning. The topic of the seminar was materiality studies. The discussion focused on content in Hodder’s new online book, Studies in Human-Thing Entanglement … Continued

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Department News and Celebrations

January 18, 2017 Recent PhD graduate Orisanmi Burton accepted a tenure track job at American University. Charles Price received an IAH Fellowship for Fall 2017.  

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Anthropology Department Celebrations!

December 5, 2016 Bryan Dougan just received  the 2016 Royal Air Morocco-ASA Student Travel Award through the African Studies Association. On Monday November 28, 2016, Malena Rousseau successfully defended her dissertation, “Seeking Buen Vivir: Re-imagining Livelihoods in the Shifting Political … Continued

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Anthropology News and Celebrations

November 14, 2016 New Books: Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca Walker, eds. 2016 Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations Across the Disciplines, has been published by UNC Press, Social Medicine Series. New projects: Michele Rivkin-Fish received a $94,000 … Continued

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Fall InHerit Newsletter

November 4, 2016 The Indigenous heritage fall newsletter has been released. Features include InHerit’s newest initiative, introduces the new program director, and so much more! Find the full newsletter by clicking here.

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Anthropology professor Charles Price looks at the how’s and why’s of Rastafarianism

November 2, 2016 Anthropology faculty member, Charles Price, was featured in the Daily Tarheel on Monday for his work on the origins of Rastafarianism. Find the full article here.  

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Anthropology News and Celebrations

October 24, 2016 New Book:  Tricia McAnany’s Maya Cultural Heritage: How Archaeologists and Indigenous Communities Engage the Past is now out from Rowman & Littlefield. New project: Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld a grant received a grant from the US Embassy-Quito, to inaugurate … Continued

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Arts and Sciences Magazine Features UNC Anthropologists

October 21, 2016 Culture anthropologist, Colin West, and biological anthropologist, Amanda Thompson, were featured in the fall issue of Arts and Sciences magazine. For the full story, click here.

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Anthropology Department Celebrations

September 26, 2016 The Japan Times published a list of ten important books about Okinawa and Chris Nelson’s book , Dancing with the Dead: Memory, Performance and Everyday Life in Post war Okinawa was included: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2016/09/17/books/okinawan-chronicles-10-books-show-many-faces-japans-island-paradise/#.V-LxiIUX78Q Martha King received a … Continued

Spring views around the Old Well at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Department News and Celebrations

August 26, 2016 New Book! Dale Hutchinson’s Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America, is recently out from University Press of Florida. Prize! The Society for the Anthropology of Work’s 2016 Book Prize has been awarded to … Continued

Spring views around the Old Well at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anthropology Department Celebrations

April 25, 2016 UNC- CH Faculty Council voted on Friday April 15 to elect Vin Steponaitis as the 45th Secretary of the Faculty, an office that goes back to 1823. Deans Jonathan Hartlyn and Kevin Guskiewicz have selected Margie Scarry … Continued


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