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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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Anthropologist awarded National Geographic Society grant

Elise Berman receives research grant for her work with Marshallese immigrants
   January 8, 2021

The National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded Associate Professor Elise Berman a prestigious grant in support of her research on Pacific immigrants. Berman, a specialist in the study of childhood and language acquisition, is moving her research from the Marshall Islands to rural Arkansas.

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Faculty member co-authors articles on COVID-19 and hurricane recovery

   August 5, 2020

Dr. Erin Eldridge recently contributed to an article examining the social construction of pandemic social worlds by governing officials in two states. Eldridge also co-authored another article...

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Faculty members start new research on effects of COVID-19 on people with dementia

   July 7, 2020

Anthropology faculty emerita Dr. Dena Shenk and assistant professor Dr. Andrea Freidus have recently published a case study looking at how COVID-19 affects people with dementia. You can read the case study ...

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Statements of Solidarity

   June 5, 2020

The Department of Anthropology is one of many UNC Charlotte departments committed to addressing issues of social justice. Below are statements and links to statements from other UNC Charlotte departments:

The Department of Africana Studies issued the following statement:

Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Jordan-Davis, Yahira Nesby, Tamir...

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Statement of Solidarity

   June 4, 2020

The Department of Anthropology has issued the following Statement of Solidarity:

As members of the UNCC Anthropology Community, we raise our voices to call for social justice in the United States and worldwide. In particular, we share the sadness and frustration shown in protests and other actions around the world in reaction to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and...

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Congratulations Graduates!

   May 11, 2020

Congratulations to all the Anthropology Graduates of Spring 2020! Due to the need to maintain social distancing, our usual celebration of our graduates was delivered virtually. If you would like to watch the presentation, it is available here (click here). The faculty would like to extend our warmest congratulations to you all!

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Student groups host Anthropology Day on February 20th

   February 7, 2020

Charlotte's Anthropology Legion and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association and are co-hosting this year's Anthropology Day festivities! We will have a number of different events on February 20th and will also be holding an essay competition. Please join us for our Anthropology Day Celebration! 

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Graduate student selected for national award

   January 22, 2020

Graduate student Ashley Shults (bioarchaeology) has been awarded a Sigma Xi Grands in Aid of Research!

The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement...

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Department of Anthropology research recognized by the Graduate School

   December 7, 2019

UNC Charlotte's Graduate School recently featured the work of Dr. Sara Juengst and MA graduate Abigail Bythell. To see the story, click here.

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