Student and Faculty Recent Accomplishments

December 11, 2017 At the AAA meetings in Wash., D.C., Angela Stuesse received the 2017 Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) Book Award. Professor Stuesse was also mentioned in the credits of this week’s This American Life about poultry’s recruitment … Continued

“Cats of Anthropology” Calendar on sale now!

November 30, 2017 Do you like cats? Do you like to support graduate students? If yes, you are in luck! As you know, SAS created “Cats of Anthropology” calendars featuring the pets of our graduate students and faculty. We are happy to … Continued

Adjunct Anthropology professor Stephen Davis featured in University Gazette

November 16, 2017 Adjunct anthropology professor and assistant director of the Research Labs of Archaeology, Stephen Davis Jr, was featured in the University Gazette discussing archaeological findings around Chapel Hill and campus. Full article written by Susan Hudson can be … Continued

Department News and Celebrations!

November 14, 2017 Anusha Hariharan has been awarded a grant from the Taraknath Das Foundation to support her work on social justice issues in Tamil Nadu, South India. Lauren Nareau has been awarded a UNC Off-campus Dissertation Fellowship for her … Continued

Summer Research of First Year Graduate Students

October 30, 2017 Dr. Harriet Kupferer was one of the early PhDs in Anthropology from UNC- Chapel Hill.  She was awarded her degree in 1961 upon completion of her dissertation, “The “principal people,” 1960: a study of cultural and social … Continued

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


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