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COFFEE CHAT: Kelly Alexander

February 24, 2020

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 … Read more

Community Histories Workshop Gears Up for Rocky Mount Project

December 15, 2016

The Community Histories Workshop, recently founded within the Digital Innovation Lab by Bobby Allen, Seth Kotch, and Elijah Gaddis, received a $30,000 grant from Capitol Broadcasting Corporation this summer to explore how community-based memories and stories, multi-media archival materials, architectural space, … Read more

AMST 201 debuts “Seeds of Survival” Food for All project and website

April 11, 2016

Students in Dr. Michelle Robinson’s AMST 201: Literary Approaches to American Studies course have put together a website showcasing a multi-pronged creative research project inspired by Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower. A survivalist “tradeshow” invited students in UNC-Chapel Hill’s course … Read more

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 … Read more

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