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Department of Anthropology

2019 News Archive

Congratulations to Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones has been awarded the 2019 AAA (American Anthropological Association) Minority Dissertation Fellowship for her doctoral dissertation project: "Place-making Through Performance: Spoken Word Poetry and the Reclamation of “Chocolate City”".

Dr. Doering-White

Welcome, Dr. Doering-White

Meet the newest faculty member of the Department of Anthropology/College of Social Work produces and displays a button with a corresponding icon.

Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Lewis

Courtney Lewis, anthropology and Institute for Southern Studies, presented the James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture in Cherokee Studies, “Creating Sovereign Entrepreneurs,” at Western Carolina University.

Congratulations to our three 2019-2020 Bilinski Awardees

 Russell and Dorothy Bilinski believed that education was a means to obtain independence and this is the legacy they wished to pass on to others. Each Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship is worth $30,000; a modest stipend of $1,250 will also be provided to each fellow to support dissertation research and completion. Students enrolled in any of the College’s Doctor of Philosophy programs in the humanities and social sciences may be nominated.  

Tiffany Jones  - Title: Placemaking through Performance: Spoken Word Poetry and the Reclaiming of “Chocolate City”

Anais Parada - Title:The Puruhá Entrepreneurs of Ecuador: Creating and Contesting the Boundaries of Indigenous Identities Through Dress  

Kristina Zarenko - Title: The Impacts of Migration and Racialization on Skeletal Manifestations of Disease in 19th and 20th Century St. Louis, Missouri 

Congratulations to Emily Brennan and Allison Ham 2019-2020 SPARC Awardees

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity, or SPARC, Graduate Research Grant is a merit-based award designed to ignite research and creative excellence across all disciplines at USC. The overall objective of the SPARC Graduate Research Grant is to provide support and to encourage outstanding students to pursue exciting research directions during their graduate career at the University of South Carolina. To achieve this end, the SPARC program provides the opportunity for eligible graduate students to secure funding up to $5,000 to support their research, creative or other meritorious scholarly project. SPARC funds can be used to pay for salary, supplies, travel and other costs essential to completing and promoting funded projects.

Emily Brennan - Title: Histories of Stress: A Life Course Approach to Population Health in Medieval Germany

Allison Ham - Title: Sex Differentials in Frailty in Medieval Ireland

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