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Reckoning and re-imagining in Warren County

July 20, 2022 Anthropology Professor Glenn Hinson and his course ANTH 370 is featured on the College of Arts and Sciences website. To read the full article, click here.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

May 11, 2022 The department of Anthropology celebrated the class of 2022 on Saturday, May 7. Over 95 students finished their degrees in Anthropology or Medical Anthropology during the academic year. Congratulations to all of our graduates!  

Reconstructing the past

April 29, 2022 Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery. Read the whole article here.

PhD Candidate Receives 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship Recipient

April 29, 2022 Parag Jyoti Saikia is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology department at UNC. His doctoral project explores the environmental, social and political impacts of an incomplete hydropower in the North-Eastern region India. In Summer 2022, he will … Continued

Department Celebrations

April 19, 2022 Diane Slocum is the recipient of both a Pre-Dissertation Summer Field Research Grant from the Institute for the Study of the Americas and a Seed Grant from the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research. Both grants will support … Continued

Across Continents, Florence Babb Collaborates to Enhance Course Instruction

March 1, 2022 When Florence Babb, professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, heard about Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), she jumped at the opportunity to enhance her Introduction to Latin American Studies (LTAM 101) … Continued

Galápagos: A Gateway for Global Research

February 16, 2022 For more than 10 years, the UNC Center for Galápagos Studies has been a hub of collaborative research activity spanning many disciplines, with the potential to impact the globe. Diego Riveros-Iregui and Amanda Thompson, the center’s new … Continued

The CAFE special issue More than a Disaster: Creativity in Growing, Distributing, and Accessing Food During COVID-19

January 18, 2022 The CAFE special issue More than a Disaster: Creativity in Growing, Distributing, and Accessing Food During COVID-19 is out featuring work from many here at UNC including Professor Caela O’Connell; Anthropology students Rosemary Gay, Sita Tayal, Noreen … Continued

Sifting through schoolyard memories – Featuring PhD student Colleen Betti

November 19, 2021 Last summer, Colleen Betti, a doctoral student, and 80 volunteers rushed to uncover a historic schoolyard that was about to be paved over. Their mission: to illuminate the overlooked, everyday lives of African American school children from … Continued

Graduate Student Colleen Betti Work Featured

October 6, 2021 The research of graduate student Colleen Betti was featured in the Virginia Archaeology Month poster this year. To request your copy of the poster, click here.  

Professor Glenn Hinson featured in “Seeking Justice”

August 24, 2021 This summer, UNC folklorist Glenn Hinson and students provided research for a community re-enactment of a 1921 Warren County court trial where 16 Black men were unfairly accused after being threatened by a white mob. To read … Continued

Department Celebrations

August 23, 2021 Further achievements by our graduate students: Julio Villa-Palomino has been awarded an NSF DDRIG in support of his dissertation project, “De-institutionalization Unfolding: The Transition to Community Mental Health in Lima, Peru.” Christine Mikeska has been awarded the … Continued


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