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Humanities Council Symposium, "Sustaining Democracy"
Sep 22, 2017

The Department of Anthropology is helping to co-sponsor this year's Humanities Council Symposium, "Sustaining Democracy: Existence, Persistance, Resis...

Dr. Alice P. Wright named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
Sep 21, 2017

Dr. Alice P. Wright has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine. Dr. Wright is an anthropological archaeologist broa...

ASU Anthropology Graduate

ASU Anthropology graduates working as part of the Burned Area Emergency Response team in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Aug 16, 2017

Hayley Wynn and Cala Castleberry graduated together in May 2017, both with degrees in Anthropology, with Archaeology concentrations. They have been fo...

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug awarded Wenner Gren funding for bioarchaeological research in India
Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, received a research award from the Wenner Gren Foundation to conduc...

Timothy Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to Mellon/ACLS national selection committee
May 10, 2017

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

Dana Powell

Dr. Dana Powell named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
May 10, 2017

Dr. Dana Powell has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine. Her research covers the cultural politics of energy developm...

Tom Whyte

Dr. Tom Whyte named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine
May 10, 2017

Dr. Tom Whyte has been named a "Faculty Member of Distinction" in Appalachian Magazine. His areas of research include southern Appalachian p...

workers harvesting rice in Nepal

Dr. Gregory Reck and Dr. Dinesh Paudel receive Board of Trustees and URC grants for research on post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal
Apr 20, 2017

BOONE, N.C.- Appalachian State University has awarded Dr. Gregory Reck of the Department of Anthropology and Dr. Dinesh Paudel of the Department of Su...

Julie Lesnik with a basket of bugs

Dr. Julie Lesnik discusses research on human evolution and edible insects
Mar 31, 2017

Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in anthropology at Wayne State University discussed the nutritional value of bugs and connection with huma...

kids walking down a street

Ethnography Lab hosts viewing of new film
Mar 28, 2017

Appalachian State’s anthropology department’s ethnography lab premiered a rough cut of their new film, “At the Foot of the Beast,” on Mar...