News

Back in Barnard

We have moved back into the Barnard building. Office numbers will be updated shortly.

November 2017: Faculty Member Comments on Voluntourism

   June 22, 2018

Dr. Andrea Freidus has recently written an article for The Conversation critiquing the practice of volunteer tourism, especially among orphans and vulnerable children. While the practice is problematic, she argues that reframing these trips with a focus on cultural understanding and...

Read More



Archeology Field School this Summer!

   June 22, 2018

The department is now finalizing details for this summer's Archaeology Field School. If you would like to earn course credit while you gain hands-on experience in archaeology in the Charlotte area, please sign up today. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Details can be found on the field school page

Read More



Upcoming Conference at UNC Charlotte

   June 22, 2018

The Anthropology Department at UNC Charlotte will be hosting  the fifth Skeletal Biology in the Carolinas annual meeting on campus on February 10, 2018. For more information, visit the conference website here.

Read More



Archaeology Field School This Summer!

   February 15, 2018

The department is now finalizing details for this summer's Archaeology Field School. If you would like to earn course credit while you gain hands-on experience in archaeology in the Charlotte area, please sign up today. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Details can be found on the field school page here (https://...

Read More



Upcoming Conference at UNC Charlotte

   December 20, 2017

The Anthropology Department at UNC Charlotte will be hosting  the fifth Skeletal Biology in the Carolinas annual meeting on campus on February 10, 2018. For more information, visit the conference website here.

Read More



November 2017: Faculty Member Comments on Voluntourism

   November 10, 2017

Dr. Andrea Freidus has recently written an article for The Conversation critiquing the practice of volunteer tourism, especially among orphans and vulnerable children. While the practice is problematic, she argues that reframing these trips with a focus on cultural understanding and...

Read More



September 2017: Spring Experiential Learning Courses

   November 8, 2017

Anthropology students will have two unique experiential learning opportunities this Spring Break. Dr. Juengst will be accompanying students to Bolivia where they can earn three credit hours for this course either through the Anthropology department or the History or Latin American Studies departments. Dr. Light will be leading students to the Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka City,...

Read More



September 2017: Newly Published Book

   November 8, 2017

Dr. Sara Juengst has just co-authored a new book. Juengst and Becker's edited volume "The Bioarchaeology of Community" investigates how skeletons can teach us about past communities and social organizations. The 28th volume in the Archaeological Papers of the AAA series, the book focuses on novel combinations of methods and theory to highlight the ways past people lived and interacted with...

Read More



August 2017: Small Research Grant

   November 8, 2017

Dr. Lydia Light was recently awarded the Deb Moore Award for Early Career Primatologists. The grant will fund Dr. Light’s upcoming summer research investigating climate-related changes in food availability for one population of small, endangered apes living at the driest extreme of their distribution.

Read More



August 2017: Teaching Excellence Recognition

   September 15, 2017

Dr. Coral Wayland has been nominated for the Bank of America Teaching Award. This award is presented annually to recognize faculty who excel in the classroom, bringing innovative teaching strategies and approaches to learning to their students. Dr. Wayland has been recognized for her dedication to improving the learning environment and willingness to support new teaching strategies with both...

Read More