Anthropology PhD student helps with UNC Edible Campus

July 12, 2018 Working with plants in the present and the past, Ph.D. candidate Gabby Purcell has split her summer between dissertation research in the lab, and an internship with the UNC Edible Campus program. Her dissertation research involves looking … Continued

In the Field with Aidan Paul in Peru!

July 5, 2018 Report from the First Week of Excavation at the UNC Archaeology and Bioarcheology Field School in Peru Aidan Paul  This summer marks the 20th annual UNC Chapel Hill archaeological field school in Peru’s Moche valley, the birthplace … Continued

Canine Cultures Class Featured in Durham Herald Sun and University Gazette

June 15, 2018 A dog may be man’s best friend, but the relationship is far more complex than most folks think. That’s what students in a Maymester course titled Canine Cultures discovered while using sociocultural anthropology research methods and concepts. … Continued

Congratulations Class of 2018!

May 14, 2018 Congratulations to the Anthropology class of 2018! Watch the ceremony here

Dr. Angela Stuesse receives multiple grants

May 9, 2018. This semester Angela Stuesse had some success securing internal research support, including a Junior Faculty Development Award, a University Research Council Grant, and a CFE Research Communication Grant to support her new book project, #FreeDany: Dreaming & … Continued

Department Celebrates Faculty and Graduate Student Achievements!

May 7, 2018 Katie Barrett received a Royster award for the dissertation completion. Ashley Peles was awarded fellowship support for dissertation completion. Anusha Hariharan has been awarded an off-campus dissertation award. David Cranford defended his dissertation and accepted a position … Continued

Anthropology Graduate Students Receive Summer Awards

May 3, 2018 Lauren Nareau received a Wenner-Gren Dissertation fieldwork Grant, as well as the Summer Research Fellowship from the Graduate School for her research in Cuba. Sugandh Gupta was awarded three fellowships for her summer fieldwork project, “Experiencing Addiction and … Continued

Department of Anthropology Statement Concerning UNC’s Confederate Monument

Department of Anthropology Statement Concerning UNC’s Confederate Monument Anthropology is a discipline of engagement with social issues that matter. As such, anthropologists are acutely aware of inequality and the way that systems of power marshal words, symbols, and even silences to … Continued

Human Biology Association Awards

April 26, 2018 Caroline Owens received the Spielvogel Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation or Poster and Isa Godinez who received the Edward E. Hunt, Jr. Award for Outstanding Graduate Presentation or Poster. Effects of psychosocial stress and BMI on c-reactive protein in a … Continued

Prehistoric Art course features Masks

April 25, 2018 For the past four years Professor Silvia Tomaskova has been teaching a large lecture class on Prehistoric Art, a survey of creativity around the globe, from the emergence of “art” in Africa to current creative production of … Continued

Anthropology PhD Student, Achsah Dorsey – Iron Woman Crosses Hemispheres to Wipe Out Anemia

April 23, 2018 During her initial pre-dissertation fieldwork in Lima, Achsah Dorsey met with a number of women about their primary health concerns. “Every person I spoke to wanted to know more about anemia and its effect on their children,” … Continued

Performance and workshop focus on why art matters in medicine

April 10, 2018 What does art do and why does it matter in medicine? Performance artist Marina Tsaplina, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since she was 2, attempted to unpack that question at a recent event at UNC-Chapel … Continued


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