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Rooted: Tori Smith Ekstrand

November 1, 2022

Tori Smith Ekstrand has been contributing to research at Carolina for more than 10 years. Tori Smith Ekstrand has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for more than 10 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the Caroline H. and Thomas … Read more

21 Days at Sea

September 15, 2022

By Stephanie Caddell Junior Stephanie Caddell shares how three weeks on a research vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean changed her life. Laughter and cheers rang out over the side of the deck. The scientific crew of the … Read more

Capturing the Real-Time Human Experience in Ukraine

April 20, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Two weeks later the Society for Cultural Anthropology published a series of essays written by anthropologists in Ukraine and Russia. Two weeks after that, they had enough submissions to run a continuation of the series. The … Read more

Endeavors: Eduardo Tadafumi Sato

February 1, 2022

Eduardo Tadafumi Sato is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Music within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies how music is defined across national borders and unpacks the social and political definitions of what makes music … Read more

The P’urhépecha Podcasts

April 15, 2021

Through community radio and podcasts, Maria Gutierrez strives to preserve her ancestral language and identity — that of an indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, called the P’urhépecha. Maria Gutierrez is descended from the P’urhépecha, an indigenous group from a region along … Read more

Research UNCovered: Anthony Charles

March 3, 2021

Anthony Charles is the director of global surgery for the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Oliver Rowe distinguished professor of surgery in the UNC School of Medicine. He works to reduce barriers to surgical access and … Read more

Setting a Field Alight

November 12, 2020

From a young age, students are introduced to new concepts through textbooks: kindergarten alphabet workbooks that forge connection in language, fifth grade social studies textbooks to introduce state histories and governments, dense volumes of AP Chemistry reactions, a college student’s … Read more

2020 Hettleman Prizes Awarded to Exceptional Early-Career Faculty

September 17, 2020

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. The late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the Carolina … Read more

During a Pandemic, Strong Public Policy Can Save Lives

May 5, 2020

When it comes to a country’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease, strong public health policy can mean the difference between life or death for millions. Benjamin Mason Meier, a professor in the Department of Public Policy at … Read more

Parenting in an Increasingly Diverse World

September 5, 2018

Multicultural dynamics. Economic disparities. LGTBQ subtleties. Single-parent prevalence. Diversification of the American family is happening at an unprecedented rate, and while awareness of this increased diversity rises, research for what impact it has on parenting adolescents has been limited. A … Read more