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Anthropology Alumna Earns Fellowship in Afro-Latinx Studies at Dartmouth

   September 17, 2021

Vanessa Castaneda (B.A. Anthropology 2009) went on to earn an M.A. degree in Latin American Studies at New York University and a Ph.D. at Tulane. She has recently been awarded the Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin...

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Anthropology Alumnus Co-Authors Paper on World Heritage Site

   September 3, 2021

Anthropology Department alumnus Seth B. Grooms (B.A. 2016), currently a Ph.D. student in archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, has co-authored a paper in the journal Southeastern Archaeology on the ...

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Migration Research at UNC Charlotte

   August 30, 2021

Three upcoming workshops have been scheduled by the Migration Research Network at UNC Charlotte. Learn about the experiences of climate refugees, the effects of migration on language use, and the impact of emigration on local governance practices, as outlined by UNC Charlotte faculty in History, Anthropology, English, and Political Science...

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Archaeologist Evaluates New Research on the Inca Empire

   August 9, 2021

Dr. Dennis Ogburn was recently interviewed by Live Science about new research on the age of the prominent Inca site Machu Picchu in Peru. An authority on the site and its significance for Inca history, Ogburn explained that "As we are able to revise and...

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Encouraging "genetic literacy"

   May 19, 2021

Can genetic tests really provide us with firm insights into the kind of diet or fitness program that's best for us? Or even into our own national ancestry? Professor Jonathan Marks urges us to be skeptical of the claims...

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Statement concerning our human osteological collections

   April 30, 2021

The human skeletal remains housed within our laboratories at UNC Charlotte have been evaluated and inventoried within the last five years. The remains used in teaching scenarios are predominantly anatomical in origin, having been purchased recently from reputable anatomical companies who note provenience, obtained from other anatomical skeletal collections, or inherited from prior faculty...

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Faculty and student work with frontline nurses

   April 24, 2021

Dr. Freidus, Lennin Caro and incoming graduate student James Robbins have conducted a rapid qualitative appraisal of North Carolina frontline nurses experiences providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This infographic presents the main themes that were uncovered focusing on the narratives of these nurses and highlights the kind of engaged projects our faculty and...

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Faculty member in the news

   February 20, 2021

Dr. Elise Berman's collaborative work looking at the impact of COVID remote learning on Marshallese students and families was featured in the University of Arkansas news. You can read the full article here.

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Anthropology Day 2021

   January 28, 2021

Once again, our graduate and undergraduate student organizations have planned what promises to be another exciting Anthropology Day celebration on February 18th, 2021. Events will start at 10:00 am and all interested parties are encouraged to register at ...

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Charlotte Observer profiles faculty research on COVID

Professors Shenk and Freidus study the social and psychological effects of COVID on the elderly
   January 8, 2021

The Charlotte Observer reports on research by two UNC Charlotte Anthropology faculty, Professor Emerita Dena Shenk and Assistant Professor Andrea Freidus. Residents of nursing homes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus. But even when they're not the victims of infection themselves, their...

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