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Dr. Dana Powell and Ricki Draper highlighted in Appalachian Magazine for Standing Rock research
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:02pm

The Standing Rock protest has given Dr. Dana Powell an unexpected opportunity to further her research around indigenous land claims and energy infrastructure and enhance her teaching, with the help of Ricki Draper.

Dr. Tom Whyte and students highlighted in Appalachian magazine for archaeological research
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:16pm

Carefully digging, scraping and sifting. It's how archeologists seek clues into human history. Students at Appalachian State University learn these skills—and find cool artifacts—in a field archeology course each summer. In an Ashe County cow pasture this past summer, students led by Dr. Tom Whyte examined the earth for traces left behind by early Native Americans.

Dr. Timothy J. Smith and students highlighted in Appalachian magazine for Ecuadorian research
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 10:57am

This past summer, 16 students from Appalachian State University traveled to Ecuador to study indigenous activism and language in the Upper Amazon for three weeks. They came away with a greater appreciation of the impact of oil in the Amazon and its affect on the lives of the indigenous people.

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, helping sustain and revitalize Guatemala’s indigenous culture
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:35am

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has developed a special relationship during the past 17 years with the predominantly indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala.

Dr. Alice P. Wright recognized as top young scholar and leader of interdisciplinary research team
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 1:11pm

Dr. Alice P. Wright was presented the C.B. Moore Award for “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a younger scholar” at the October 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.



Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal wins best dissertation prize at London School of Economics
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 3:03pm

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal (2012) has been awarded the prize for "Best Dissertation" for the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics for her thesis, "Mind the Gap: Gender in National Elections in Varieties of Capitalism."

Dr. Gregory Reck quoted in German newspaper story on football in the U.S.A.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:37pm

In the wake of the success of his latest book, American Soccer: History, Culture, Class (co-authored with Dr. Bruce Dick), Dr. Gregory Reck is quoted in German newspaper article on his views about U.S. soccer. 

Dr. Gregory Reck and colleauge, Dr. Dinesh Paudel, publish piece in on research in Nepal
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:13pm

While international attention is focused on the recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and other Caribbean areas, the hyper-short-term memory of the mainstream media -- along with the tendency to see "disasters" as "over" with the passage of time -- leads us to forget quickly about ongoing social disasters that were accentuated by natural catastrophes.

Anthropology of Environmental Justice class takes engaged learning field trip to Halifax County
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:31am

Dr. Dana Powell’s Anthropology of Environmental Justice course spent two days on an engaged learning field trip to Halifax County, North Carolina, participating in the annual Summit of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.

Dr. Gregory Reck and colleague Dr. Dinesh Paudel (Sustainable Development) publish report on Nepal
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 2:06pm

Dr. Gregory Reck of the Department of Anthropology and his colleague Dr. Dinesh Paudel (Department of Sustainable Development) have published a report in Anthropology News on their research and experiences in post-earthquake Nepal.

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Alumni spotlights

Sarah Perry is executive producer and researcher for a new documentary about Colombian peace process

In 2015, alumna Sarah Perry (2014) moved to Colombia to work with Heart for Change, Volunteers Colombia, and the Colombian Ministry of Education. She now is the executive producer and researcher for a documentary about historical memory and the Colombian peace process.

Abby Bishop, Public Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Conservation Network

Abby Bishop (2013) joined the staff of the North Carolina Conservation Network in January 2014 as their Public Outreach Organizer.

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Faculty spotlights

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has developed a special relationship during the past 20 years with the predominantly indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala.

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Gwen Robbins Schug is a bioarchaeologist interested in paleopathology, paleodemography, long bone ontogeny, bone histology, and South Asian prehistory.

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