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.
Chris Courtheyn has been awarded an Inter-American Foundation Fellowship to conduct a year of field research on the Peace Community of San José de Apartado, Colombia.
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.
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
Nina Martin who has been selected as the next CURS Scholar-in-Residence.
Qi Zhang who has been awarded a Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 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
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, http://www.unc.edu/campus-updates/muslim-veil-conference/ The conference website is: http://veil.unc.edu/conference/
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.