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Folklore Students Explore the Crankie

December 3, 2015

Inspired by the community of crankie makers that has emerged around the work of folk duo Anna and Elizabeth, Folklore MA first years Zoe van Buren and Anna Keneda have made a crankie of their own for Bill Ferris’s Southern … Read more

Ph.D. Student, Kimber Thomas, Wins Luther Brown Prize

December 1, 2015

Second-year Ph.D. Student, Kimber Thomas, was recently awarded the second annual Luther Brown Prize for her paper and presentation, “Black Characterization in the Southern Soul-Blues,” at the International Conference on the Blues hosted by Delta State University in October. The … Read more

Learning Cherokee at UNC

November 23, 2015

Each Tuesday from 2-3pm, students come together in room 102 of Abernethy Hall to be immersed in the Cherokee language. Cherokee has been spoken in North Carolina for over 11,000 years and is a quintessential part of the state’s history. … Read more

Five Questions From Folklore First-Year, Anna Keneda

November 13, 2015

 Anna Keneda, originally from Oklahoma, received a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University. After her undergraduate she worked with the Aga Khan Development network teaching and developing English Literature and Music curriculum in Mombasa, Kenya. Anna‘s research interests include … Read more

Dan Cobb to Speak at UW-Tacoma and UW-Washington

October 30, 2015

Professor Dan Cobb will be speaking at an event celebrating the life and work of Makah documentary filmmaker Sandy Osawa at the University of Washington-Tacoma on Wednesday, October 28. On October 30, he will be giving a lecture based on … Read more

Dr. Bill Andrews Receives Thomas Jefferson Award

October 29, 2015

Dr. Bill Andrews, esteemed Americanist colleague in the English Department, with an adjunct appointment in American Studies, has been honored with UNC’s Thomas Jefferson Award, presented annually to “that member of the academic community who through personal influence and performance … Read more

Jaycie Vos’s New Roots Work Featured on OHDA

October 23, 2015

First year MA candidate Jaycie Vos recently published an essay about her work on New Roots in Oral History in the Digital Age, a product of an Institute of Museum and Library Services. New Roots is an oral history project … Read more