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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...

student taking notes next to grid

Experimental Archaeology class highlighted in Appalachian Magazine
Nov 21, 2016

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....

Dr. Gregory Reck

Dr. Gregory Reck and colleague Dr. Dinesh Paudel (Sustainable Development) publish report on Nepal
Sep 28, 2016

Dr. Gregory Reck of the Department of Anthropology and his colleague Dr. Dinesh Paudel (Department of Sustainable Development) have published a report...

Dr. Gregory Reck with award plaque

Dr. Gregory Reck receives AAUP Chapter's Academic Freedom Award
Sep 20, 2016

The AAUP Chapter of Appalachian State University singled out Gregory Reck’s career-long defense of academic freedom and shared governance, his suppo...

book cover of Native American Landscapes: An Engendered Perspective

Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen publishes new book on landscape, gender, and colonial encounters
Jul 23, 2016

Dr. Cheryl P. Claassen has published a new book, Native American Landscapes: An Engendered Perspective (University of Tennessee Press 2016). This coll...

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 ...