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Book cover of A Companion to South Asia in the Past

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug publishes new book on South Asia
May 20, 2016

Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug has published a new book, A Companion to South Asia in the Past, with co-editor Subhash Walimbe (Wiley-Blackwell 2016). This pa...

grant and scholarship recipients

Three anthropology students win grants for international research
May 13, 2016

Three anthropology majors came up big in research grant competitions at Appalachian State this semester: Victoria Olender, Haley Hansen, and Catherine...

Dr. Timothy J. Smith Named Outstanding Young Faculty Award Winner for College of Arts & Sciences
Apr 1, 2016

Dr. Timothy J. Smith Named Outstanding Young Faculty Award Winner for College of Arts & SciencesDr. Timothy J. Smith of the Department of Anthropo...

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry ('14) is executive producer and researcher for a new documentary about Colombian peace process
Feb 8, 2016

Sarah Perry graduated in 2014 with a degree in anthropology and a minor in Spanish. She worked in the non-profit sector in Asheville for a year after ...

Abby Bishop

Abby Bishop ('13), Public Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Conservation Network
Dec 20, 2015

Abby Bishop (2013) worked for the staff of the North Carolina Conservation Network from 2014-2016 as their Public Outreach Organizer. Through this rol...

Dr. Timothy Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology
May 6, 2015

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

Joe Candillo

Joe Candillo ('98), Founder and Owner of Authentic Native American Arts, LLC
Jan 29, 2015

Joe Candillo (1998) is founder and owner of Authentic Native American Arts, LLC through which he creates and sells traditional works of hand-made Nati...

Sarah Perry and Janelle Wienke

Alumnae Sarah Perry and Janelle Wienke, HandMade in America
Nov 29, 2014

Sarah Perry received a B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Sustainable Development and a minor in Spanish from Appalachian State University i...

Caroline Federal

Caroline Federal ('12), Community Relations Officer, Solve, MIT
Mar 2, 2014

As a student entering Appalachian State University, Caroline Federal did not expect that she would one day be working for a former president of the Un...

Timothy Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith, helping sustain and revitalize Guatemala’s indigenous culture
Feb 21, 2014

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