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Congratulations to UNC Anthropology’s 2024 Student Award Winners!

May 10, 2024 Congratulations to University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Department of Anthropology 2024 Student Award winners Jackson Plemmons, Rosemary Gay, Julio Villa-Palomino, Anusha Hariharan, and Ann Suk!Read more

A Visit from Wengrow

February 14, 2024 David Wengrow, professor of comparative archaeology at University College London gave a lecture as part of the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series in early February.Read more

Congratulations to our 2024 retirees

January 26, 2024 Congratulations Lorraine Aragon, Dale Hutchinson, Don Nonini, John Scarry, Margie Scarry, Sandy Smith-Nonini, and Laurie Steponaitis, our 2024 faculty retirees! The UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Anthropology celebratedRead more

UNC anthropologist cited in ABCNews article on the complicated history of abortion policy in Russia

November 22, 2023 University of North Carolina Anthropologist and Associate Professor, Michele Rivkin-Fish, PhD, was recently cited in an ABCNews article for her expertise on the conditions of Russian abortion clinicsRead more

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 OriginsRead 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 TimothyRead 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)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,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 SeattleRead 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 hostedRead 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, NorthRead more

Tiny tools: how drill bits measure time featuring Professor Anna Agbe-Davies  

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,Read more

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 campusRead 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 GenderedRead more