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Department Welcomes new Chair and Cohort!

August 30, 2017

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

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

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

Mary Beth Fitts Awarded GEAB Impact Award

May 17, 2017

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

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.

Department News and Celebrations

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 Gabby Purcell received a summer research award from the Center for the Study of the American South for her ” Engaged Archaeology: Cherokee Foodways Past and Present” project.  This is in addition to the award that she … Continued

Department News and Celebrations

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 Molly Greene was award a Fulbright to support her research on gender, civilc society and climate change in Colombia. Liz Berger has been offered a 2-year post-doc in the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of … Continued