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Department Celebrations

April 12, 2023 Achievements by our faculty: Valerie Lambert has been promoted to Full Professor effective July 1, 2023 The SAA session organized by Brian Billman, “Warfare and the Origins of Political Control” has been selected as a finalist for … Read more

Department Celebrations

February 15, 2023 Achievements by our current and former graduate students: Sierra Roark was awarded an Oak Spring Garden Foundation residency. Cayla Colclasure passed exams and is ABD. Andie Zurek-Ost received a Timothy P. Mooney Travel Award to assist with travel to the … Read more

Rooted: Karla Slocum

January 12, 2023 Karla Slocum has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 27 years in a variety of roles, most recently as senior associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She is … Read more

Anthropology Professor Aalyia Sadruddin Awarded Johnston Teaching Excellence Award

January 10, 2023 The word “inspiring” comes up again and again when describing Prof. Sadruddin. Only in her second year at UNC, Prof. Sadruddin has revealed herself to be a passionate, engaging professor who has already touched many students’ lives, not … Read more

Department Celebrations

November 2, 2022 Achievements by our faculty Patricia McAnany will receive the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology on Friday, Nov. 11 in Seattle at the AAA Annual Meeting Achievements by our current & … Read more

Department Celebrations

October 19, 2022 Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Ariana Avila was awarded a Wenner-Gren Fieldwork Grant, is presenting at the International Creole Day Celebration virtual event hosted by Duke on October 28th and is serving as a … Read more

Prison camps and the Western North Carolina Railroad featuring Grad Student, Cayla Colclasure

October 13, 2022 Southern Futures Townsend Fellow Cayla Colclasure is studying the prison labor that built the Western North Carolina Railroad, which weaves through Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina. For the full article, click here.  

Burdens of Paradise Features Professor Amanda Thompson

October 13, 2022 Anthropology professor and department chair, Dr. Amanda Thompson, is featured in a UNC Research article regarding her work in the Galapagos Islands. To read the full article, click here.

University Day Features Anthropology Professor Caela O’Connell

October 3, 2022 We invite you to join us for our annual University Day ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 12, in Memorial Hall to celebrate Carolina’s 229th birthday. Our campus first recognized University Day in 1877, which marks the 1793 … Read more

September Celebrations

September 14, 2022 Department Celebrations: Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Colleen Betti just had an article published: ““They Gave the Children China Dolls”: Toys, Socialization, and Gendered Labor on American Plantations.” Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and … Read more

Department Celebrations

August 24, 2022 Achievements by our current & former graduate students: Isaura Cruz successfully defended her dissertation and has started as an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University Lucía Stavig (PhD May 2022) accepted a postdoc at the University of … Read more

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