Anthropology Graduate Student Celebrations

October 18, 2017 Sierra Roark, 1st year graduate student, won a prestigious award for her undergraduate honors thesis at U Tenn. UT will provide resources for Sierra to travel to Dublin to accept this award. Awards are made “under the … Continued

Department Celebrates 3 Fullbright-Hays Fellows

October 3, 2017 The Department of Anthropology has 3 graduate students who have received the Fullbright-Hays fellowship. Congratulations Achsah, Hannah and Samantha! Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays … Continued

RLA and Human Biology Lab Celebrate University Research Week with Events

Research Laboratories of Archaeology will host an Open House on Thursday, October 12 from 2-4pm on the ground floor of Alumni Building. The Human Biology Lab at UNC will host their Open House on Wednesday, October 11 from 2-4pm in … Continued

“Water, Food, and the Triple Burden of Disease in the Galapagos, Ecuador” from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health

September 28, 2017 UNC Anthropology Professor, Dr. Amanda Thompson received funding for her grant, “Water, Food, and the Triple Burden of Disease in the Galapagos, Ecuador” from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. I am leading … Continued

Graduate Student Celebrations!

September 19, 2017 Samantha King has received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for her dissertation fieldwork in Dominica. Hannah Jahnke was awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Grant. Achsah Dorsey was awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Grant. Lisa Kago Nebie has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Wadsworth Dissertation … Continued

Department Welcomes new Chair and Cohort!

August 30, 2017 Dr. Patricia McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor, is the new Chair of the Department of Anthropology. Dr. McAnany is a Maya archaeologist who has conducted field research and cultural heritage programs through the Maya region. Her professional interests include the intersection … Continued

Professor Peter Redfield named incoming President of SCA

August 30, 2017 The executive board of the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) is pleased to announce that Peter Redfield has been appointed incoming president. Peter will rejoin the board, on which he served from 2007 to 2012 as an elected … Continued

Department News and Celebrations

August 29, 2017 PhD Graduate, Lindsay Bloch, is now collections manager for the ceramic technology lab and Florida collections at the University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History Hannah Jahnke received an Off Campus fellowship and a NSF DDRI … Continued

UNC Anthropology Student published in Anthropology News

June 7, 2017 UNC Anthropology major, Alex Polydoroff, was recently published in Anthropology news. For the full article, click here.

Students Make Videos to reflect The First Year Seminar Race, Racialization, and Blackness: A Multidimensional Perspective

May 30, 2017 The First Year Seminar Race, Racialization, and Blackness: A Multidimensional Perspective (ANTH 89), was designed to prepare students to think and talk intelligently about race. At the end of the semester students must demonstrate what they’ve learned, … Continued

Mary Beth Fitts Awarded GEAB Impact Award

May 17, 2017 Studying Pottery, Food Processing Habits to Uncover Catawba Nation History GEAB Impact Award North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized American Indian tribes, according to the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs. Accounts of the strategies these tribes … Continued

PhD Student Anusha Hariharan featured in Carolina Chronicle

May 17, 2017 Anthropology graduate student Anusha Hariharan was featured in a Carolina Chronicle article about international graduate students who are making a difference at Carolina and around the world. To see her story and others, click here.


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