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Anthropology Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement

May 16, 2021 From everyone in the Department of Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill – Congratulations to all of our 2021 graduates!! To watch the video of our virtual commencement, click here.

Department Celebrations

May 12, 2021 Further achievements by our graduate students: Anusha Hariharan has been awarded a 2021 Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in support of the writing of her dissertation entitled, “‘In Solidarity: Feminist Friendship, Care and Ethical Life in Southern … Continued

Professor Caela O’Connell Featured

May 11, 2021 Professor Caela O’Connell had her research and lab featured in the Carolina Scientific. To see the full write-up, click here.  

Class of 2021!

Congratulations Class of 2021! We will be celebrating you on Sunday, May 16 at 1pm for a virtual Anthropology Graduation. For friends and family who would like to watch, please check out our YouTube page for the live stream.   … Continued

Escobar elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 26, 2021 College of Arts & Sciences’ department of anthropology Professor Emeritus Arturo Escobar is the 40th Carolina faculty member elected to the academy, founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock and others who believed the new republic … Continued

Department Celebrations!

April 6, 2021 Celebrations: Further achievements by our graduate students: Moriah James has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Anna Suk has received FLAS funding to study Hindi-Urdu during the next academic year. Christine Mikeska received a 9-month fellowship … Continued

Department Celebrations

February 19, 2021 Further achievements by our graduate students: Sora Enomoto has just had an article about his research published in the extremely popular and influential Japanese journal Sekai (The World). Lauren Nareau has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at York University … Continued

The Anthropology of Air Conditioning in the Arab Gulf

Anthropology Graduate Student, Marwa Koheji, is featured for her research work at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies. To read the whole article, click here.

Department Celebrations

January 20, 2021 Celebrations Further achievements by our graduate students: Samantha King received the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, first runner up award for Student Achievement for her article “GIS as a bridge across the digital divide: Engaging … Continued

Professor Glenn Hinson Honored

Glenn Hinson has just been awarded a coveted Chapman Family Teaching Award. To see the write up, click here.

How Will We Know If Society Is On the Verge Of Collapse?

Click here for the podcast page. How Will We Know If Society Is On the Verge Of Collapse? By Betsy Kaplan • Dec 9, 2020 Are we on the verge of societal collapse? We tend to worry about the big … Continued

Graduate Student article wins honor

December 2, 2020 Samantha King’s article “GIS as a bridge across the digital divide: Engaging participatory methods to build capacity in research communities” won an award from the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology. It received first runner up … Continued


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