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Five Answers From Ph.D. Student, Trista Porter

October 20, 2015

Trista Reis Porter is interested in a variety of topics falling under the scope of American Art and Material Culture. She received her M.A. in the History of Art from Indiana University in 2014, where her thesis focused on the … Continued

AMST 89’s ‘Locating Lynching’ Now Live

October 6, 2015

The project that rose out of AMST 89: Introduction to Digital Humanities is now live. Locating Lynching is inspired by the Equal Justice Initiative’s recent report on lynchings in the American South, and seeks to locate and document lynchings in … Continued

Five Answers from Ph.D. Candidate, M.E. Lasseter

September 28, 2015

Why did you decide to come to UNC’s American Studies department for your degree? I came here from the University of Mississippi’s MA program in Southern Studies, and you can mount a pretty convincing argument that the formal study of … Continued

First Colloquium Event: #NCfoodways Panel

September 22, 2015

Four graduate students in the Masters in Folklore program presented their work completed last spring in the first iteration of Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats, taught by Dr. Sharon P. Holland and Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris. Their presentations combined their own historical research … Continued

Victoria Bouloubasis On the Secret of Labneh Ice Cream

September 22, 2015

Folklore masters student, Victoria Bouloubasis, has an article in Indy Week. The Secret of The Parlour’s Labneh Ice Cream is part of the Indy’s ‘Eat This’ column series, of which Victoria is a frequent contributor. Great work, Victoria!

Just Released: Southern Things, Issue 3

September 15, 2015

The online journal “Southern Things” has just released Issue 3: Summer 2015. It features eight undergraduate essays written in Bernard L. Herman’s Spring 2015 course “Introduction to the American South: A Cultural Journey.” The essays were edited by graduate students … Continued