News

Encouraging "genetic literacy"

   May 19, 2021

Can genetic tests really provide us with firm insights into the kind of diet or fitness program that's best for us? Or even into our own national ancestry? Professor Jonathan Marks urges us to be skeptical of the claims...

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Statement concerning our human osteological collections

   April 30, 2021

The human skeletal remains housed within our laboratories at UNC Charlotte have been evaluated and inventoried within the last five years. The remains used in teaching scenarios are predominantly anatomical in origin, having been purchased recently from reputable anatomical companies who note provenience, obtained from other anatomical skeletal collections, or inherited from prior faculty...

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Faculty and student work with frontline nurses

   April 24, 2021

Dr. Freidus, Lennin Caro and incoming graduate student James Robbins have conducted a rapid qualitative appraisal of North Carolina frontline nurses experiences providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This infographic presents the main themes that were uncovered focusing on the narratives of these nurses and highlights the kind of engaged projects our faculty and...

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Faculty member in the news

   February 20, 2021

Dr. Elise Berman's collaborative work looking at the impact of COVID remote learning on Marshallese students and families was featured in the University of Arkansas news. You can read the full article here.

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Anthropology Day 2021

   January 28, 2021

Once again, our graduate and undergraduate student organizations have planned what promises to be another exciting Anthropology Day celebration on February 18th, 2021. Events will start at 10:00 am and all interested parties are encouraged to register at ...

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Charlotte Observer profiles faculty research on COVID

Professors Shenk and Freidus study the social and psychological effects of COVID on the elderly
   January 8, 2021

The Charlotte Observer reports on research by two UNC Charlotte Anthropology faculty, Professor Emerita Dena Shenk and Assistant Professor Andrea Freidus. Residents of nursing homes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus. But even when they're not the victims of infection themselves, their...

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Anthropologist awarded National Geographic Society grant

Elise Berman receives research grant for her work with Marshallese immigrants
   January 8, 2021

The National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded Associate Professor Elise Berman a prestigious grant in support of her research on Pacific immigrants. Berman, a specialist in the study of childhood and language acquisition, is moving her research from the Marshall Islands to rural Arkansas.

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Faculty member co-authors articles on COVID-19 and hurricane recovery

   August 5, 2020

Dr. Erin Eldridge recently contributed to an article examining the social construction of pandemic social worlds by governing officials in two states. Eldridge also co-authored another article...

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Faculty members start new research on effects of COVID-19 on people with dementia

   July 7, 2020

Anthropology faculty emerita Dr. Dena Shenk and assistant professor Dr. Andrea Freidus have recently published a case study looking at how COVID-19 affects people with dementia. You can read the case study ...

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Statements of Solidarity

   June 5, 2020

The Department of Anthropology is one of many UNC Charlotte departments committed to addressing issues of social justice. Below are statements and links to statements from other UNC Charlotte departments:

The Department of Africana Studies issued the following statement:

Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Jordan-Davis, Yahira Nesby, Tamir...

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