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TImothy Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to 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...

Christopher Moore

Christopher R. Moore, Archaeologist at the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP)
Mar 13, 2017

After graduating from Appalachian with a B.S. in Anthropology in 1997, Chris attended East Carolina University where he received an M.A. in Anthropolo...

Christopher Moore

Anthropology Alumnus Christopher Moore (B.S. '97) publishes article in Nature
Mar 13, 2017

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

Susan Lappan

Dr. Susan Lappan awarded Fulbright grant for primate research in Southeast Asia
Mar 13, 2017

March 13, 2017Dr. Susan Lappan awarded Fulbright grant for primate research in Southeast AsiaBy: Savannah ClemmonsBoone, N.C.- Dr. Susan Lappan of the...

Caroline Federal

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal wins best dissertation prize at London School of Economics
Jan 14, 2017

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal (2012) has been awarded the prize for "Best Dissertation" in the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics progr...