Anthropology Alumni – Jack Portman – Featured in New American Weekly

Jack Portman has been conducting research with Dr. Sherri Clark since January with a think tank out of Washington D.C., New America.  The research examines the loss of property rights (via evictions and foreclosures) among families in 3 US cities Winston Salem, Indianapolis, and Phoenix.   Follow this twitter feed to…

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WFU Anthropology Department Outstanding Senior, 2020: Juliana Rubinatto Serrano

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology selects our outstanding senior award using three criteria: the student’s academic excellence across all four subfields of anthropology, the student’s anthropological engagement outside of the traditional classroom, and the student’s ethical application of anthropological knowledge through professional activities and community involvement. The Wake…

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Cherokee Language Symposium

After taking Anthropology/Linguistics 150 and an independent study on the Cherokee language with Professor Margaret Bender, first-year student Brae Troutman accompanied her to the 2019 Cherokee Language Symposium.  Sponsored by Western Carolina University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the conference brought together students of the language from all…

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FACULTY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS – 2018: DR. KARIN FRIEDERIC

Dr. Karin Friederic publishes research article, “La Revolución Ciudadana and social medicine: Undermining community in the state provision of health care in Ecuador,” in the journal Global Public Health, together with co-author, Dr. Brian Burke (Appalachian State University). Based on over seventeen years of ethnographic research conducted by Dr. Friederic in rural…

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