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al-Bulushi receives Mellon Hays Award

May 17, 2013

Yousuf al-Bulushi who has been awarded a Mellon Mays Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to support dissertation writing on his South African research.

Wright awarded Ford Foundation fellowship

April 14, 2013

Willie Wright has been awarded a 3-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the Ford Foundation to build on his work with Black farmers in Eastern North Carolina.

Valdivia awarded NSF grant to study oil extraction in Ecuador

April 14, 2013

Gaby Valdivia who was just awarded an NSF grant (2013-2015) for a collaborative proposal entitled “Collaborative Proposal: The Impact of Oil Extraction, Regulatory Policy, and Environmental Practice on Native Amazon and Afro-Ecuadorian Communities.”  The award is through the Cultural Anthropology division. … Continued

Duncan wins Keohane Professional Graduate Student Award

February 19, 2013

Jon Duncan was awarded the first Keohane Professional Graduate Student Award.  Below is a description of the award, and why Jon was selected. Nan Keohane was Duke’s eighth president (1993 to 2004). She and former UNC Chancellor James Moeser worked … Continued

ReOrienting the Veil

February 13, 2013

UNC-Chapel Hill, in partnership with Duke University, will host the conference “ReOrienting the Veil” Feb. 22-23 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center.  For further details see, The conference website is:

Betsy Olson joins the Department

September 5, 2012

In August, Associate Professor Betsy Olson joined the Department of Geography from the University of Edinburgh.  Her research and teaching focus on development, religion, and inequality, with a particular emphasis on the geographies of youth.