Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence 2018: Theresa Gloster

April 7, 2018

This Spring the Department of American Studies presents the 2018 Caldwell Family Artists-in-Residence. The residencies recognize the department’s long-standing commitment to including the arts in foundational curriculum and challenge it to forge interdisciplinary relationships with other departments and the broader … Continued

“Tell About the South” Talk by Charlotte Fryar June 7

June 1, 2017

Charlotte Fryar, whose dissertation examines the contested geography of the Carolina campus over space and time will give a talk entitled, “Building a University of the People: The Movement for a Free-Standing Black Cultural Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.” Charlotte will … Continued

American Studies Graduate Association to host diversity conversation

April 7, 2016

On Monday, April 11, the American Studies Graduate Association will host “Diversity, Intersectionality, Inclusiveness? An Interdisciplinary Conversation.” The event, which is open to all members of the UNC campus community, will discuss how departments in the humanities approach concepts of and … Continued

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor conference announced: April 8-9

February 17, 2016

Dr. Michelle Robinson (American Studies) and Dr. Matt Kotzen (Philosophy) announce the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor conference, to take place at UNC-Chapel Hill April 8-9. The conference aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the topic of humor and will bring together speakers from a … Continued

Folklore Alum Exhibits “Home in a New Place” at CSAS

February 1, 2016

On February 5, the Center for the Study of the American South will open “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, NC,” a series of photographs by Katy Clune, Folklore MA ’15. The photographs, which emerge in part from Clune’s … Continued