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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 ('97), 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...

Soccer players celebrating a championship win

Dr. Gregory Reck quoted in German newspaper story on football in the U.S.A.
Jan 4, 2017

In the wake of the success of his latest book, American Soccer: History, Culture, Class (co-authored with Dr. Bruce Dick), Dr. Gregory Reck ...

Author talking with disaster-affected community members

Dr. Gregory Reck and colleauge, Dr. Dinesh Paudel, publish piece in truth-out.org on research in Nepal
Dec 12, 2016

While international attention is focused on the recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and other Caribbean areas, the hyper-short-te...

Standing Rock camp

Dr. Dana Powell and Ricki Draper highlighted in Appalachian Magazine for Standing Rock research
Dec 8, 2016

The Standing Rock protest has given Dr. Dana Powell an unexpected opportunity to further her research around indigenous land claims and ener...

students at the Tillery History House

Anthropology of Environmental Justice class takes engaged learning field trip to Halifax County
Nov 21, 2016

 Dr. Dana Powell's Anthropology of Environmental Justice course spent two days on an engaged learning field trip to Halifax County, North Carolin...