This week we’re chatting with Patricia Sawin, Chair of the Department of American Studies, specializing in the everyday stories that people tell to make sense of their experiences and to share a little of themselves in an engaging way . Read … Continued
The coronavirus crisis has resulted in major shifts within all of our lives, unfortunately including the delay of graduation celebrations and ceremonies for college seniors. While we may not be able to celebrate in person, our “Celebrating AMST Seniors” series … Continued
On Friday, April 5, 1940, the University of North Carolina published a catalogue advertising for the first time the existence of the Curriculum in Folklore and the possibility of earning an MA in folklore. Folklorist and professor of Spanish linguistics … Continued
Congratulations to Professor Dan Cobb, whose essay “A Sickness which has Grown to Epidemic Proportions,” which he co-authored with UNC students Sarah Barger and Lily Skopp, has just been published in Comparative American Studies. The epidemic referred to in the … Continued
Many of us are sharing the universal reality that involves being affected, on some level, by COVID-19 and the measures put in place to mitigate its spread. We have seen across social media and our own networks different book lists … Continued
Want to learn more about the faculty, students, and staff that make up the Department of American Studies? Follow along with our new AMST/FOLK Coffee Chat series where we ask our community about new research, old hobbies, and everything in … Continued
Congratulations to Professor Dan Cobb, who received an Undergraduate Research Consultant Team Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Drawing on innovative methodologies, neglected sources, cutting edge scholarship, and traditional and digital means of communication, “Born in the Opposition: The Experiential … Continued
Dr. Melanie B. Taylor will present the talk “The Afterlives of Southern Studies” on Monday, February 17, at 5 PM in Donovan Lounge.