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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."

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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. 

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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.

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Dr. Gregory Reck and colleauge, Dr. Dinesh Paudel, publish piece in truth-out.org 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.

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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.

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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.

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Experimental Archaeology class highlighted in Appalachian Magazine
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:54am

If you’re a student in Dr. Tom Whyte’s archaeology class, prepare to get your hands dirty. Cooked roadkill, flint-chipping kind of dirty.

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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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Dr. Gregory Reck receives AAUP Chapter's Academic Freedom Award
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:02pm

The AAUP Chapter of Appalachian State University singled out Gregory Reck’s career-long defense of academic freedom and shared governance, his support for colleagues and his service. The award recognizes a member of the university community whose outstanding service has enriched the university by defending, supporting and working to advance academic freedom and faculty governance across the campus.

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Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen publishes new book on landscape, gender, and colonial encounters
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:26pm

Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen has published a new book, Native American Landscapes: An Engendered Perspective (University of Tennessee Press 2016). This collection of essays focuses on what she terms the “multi-vocal” landscape—the idea that different groups and genders look upon the same natural features but perceive different meanings and potential in what they are seeing.

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