In Memory of Bill Lachicotte

December 11, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Department of Anthropology announces the passing of Bill Lachicotte. Bill was a much beloved teacher, mentor, and brilliant thinker. He lost his battle with leukemia on December 3, 2014. An online memory book … Continued

Dale Hutchinson Named AAAS Fellow

December 11, 2014

Dale Hutchinson is among six UNC Chapel Hill scientists (and eight anthropologists nationally) who have been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. This honor is bestowed upon association members by their peers in … Continued

Peter Redfield Joins DSMB

December 11, 2014

Peter Redfield has been invited to be a member of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the therapeutic clinical trial: “Efficacy of favipiravir in reducing mortality in adults at early stage of Eboal virus Disease in Guinea: a … Continued

Graduate Student Receives Fellowship

December 11, 2014

Kelly Houck, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, has received a NESCent Graduate Fellowship in Evolutionary Medicine from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center for the Spring 2015 semester.

Graduate Student’s Work Published, Profile Spotlighted

October 27, 2014

Anthropology graduate student Cassandra Hartblay’s work was published in a summer issue of The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (8.2, 225–230).  “Comment from the Field” is about a conference on decolonizing disability studies that was held last fall … Continued

James Peacock to be Awarded

September 26, 2014

James Peacock has been selected to receive the 2014 George Johnson Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.  The Johnson Award is given once every two years to recognize the exceptional contributions to UNC made … Continued

Marketplace Consults Peter Redfield

September 26, 2014

Peter Redfield was recently consulted by Marketplace, the national business and news radio program, about the changing actors in international public health.  View the article and listen to the interview here.

Graduate Student Receives Teaching Position

September 26, 2014

Bill Westermeyer, a Department of Anthropology graduate student whose research focuses on American politics and social movements, has been selected for a one-year teaching position at High Point University.

Excavation at UNC President’s House

August 29, 2014

Brett Riggs, Anna Agbe-Davies, Vin Steponaitis and others from the Research Laboratories of Archaeology and Department of Anthropology have been involved in a high-profile, rapid response excavation at UNC System President Tom Ross’s house. Among the media coverage are the … Continued

2014 – 2015 Anthropology Colloquium Schedule

August 29, 2014

The Anthropology Colloquium Committee is very excited to announce our Colloquia for the 2014-2015 academic year. There may be some additional sessions scheduled in the future.  Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia will take place in Alumni Hall 308 from 3:30-5pm. … Continued