Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to ACLS national selection committee
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:01pm

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to the national selection committee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program.

Dr. Dana Powell named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

Dr. Dana Powell has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine. Her research covers the cultural politics of energy development, political ecology, and critical Native/Indigenous studies.

Dr. Tom Whyte named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:34pm

Dr. Tom Whyte has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachan Magazine. His areas of research include southern Appalachian prehistoric archaeology, zooarchaeology and experimental archaeology.

Dr. Gregory Reck and Dr. Dinesh Paudel receive Board of Trustees and URC grants for research on post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:27am

Appalachian State University has awarded Dr. Gregory Reck of the Department of Anthropology and Dr. Dinesh Paudel of the Department of Sustainable Development with the Board of Trustees International Research Grant and a University Research Council Grant for their forthcoming work in Nepal.

Dr. Julie Lesnik discusses research on human evolution and edible insects
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:22am
Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in anthropology at Wayne State University discussed the nutritional value of bugs and connection with human evolution in her talk on March 21.
Ethnography Lab hosts viewing of new film
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:54pm

Appalachian State’s anthropology department’s ethnography lab premiered a rough cut of their new film, “At the Foot of the Beast,” on March 1. The ethnography lab presented the film and held an open discussion in order to premiere the lab’s first project and introduce the concept of an ethnography to the audience.

Anthropology Alumnus Christopher Moore (B.S. '97) publishes article in Nature
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:58am

Anthropology Alumnus Christopher Moore (B.S. '97) publishes article in Nature on platinum anomaly in North American sedimentary sequences

Dr. Susan Lappan awarded Fulbright grant for primate research in Southeast Asia
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:44am

Dr. Susan Lappan of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University received a Fulbright award for her forthcoming research on primate ecology in peninsular Malaysia, entitled “Conservation of the Malaysian Siamang in a Changing World.”

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal wins best dissertation prize at London School of Economics
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 4:03pm

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 - 3:37pm

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. 

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