Each year, Assistant Professor Dr. Ben Frey and several of his colleagues have accompanied students of the Cherokee language to Western Carolina University to attend a symposium. This year the pandemic prevented such a journey, so he produced a documentary (by Trevor Trout), “ᎣᏂ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᏓᏂᎳᏫᎬᎢ: The Last Symposium.”
Michael J. Bramwell, PhD candidate and Visiting Guest Curator at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem, joined Dr. Jon F. Sensbach (Prof. of History @ U of Florida) in a discussion on “THINGS: A Global Conversation About The Tools of the Trade, Resistance, and the Decorative Arts of Enslavement.”
American Studies professor Dr. Dan Cobb and the members of his Undergraduate Research Consultant Team—Mackenzie Collura-Repp, Samara Perez Labra, Gabrielle Walton, and Grace Yannotta—announced the publication of the website for their ongoing project “The Experiential World of D’Arcy McNickle.”
The New York Times featured journalist, cookbook author and American Studies professor, Von Diaz, on collecting dishes that tell stories about life on the island, and the flavors that bring her back to it.
After a 21-year career in the U.S. Army, John Bechtold is now a PhD student in UNC’s Department of American Studies, using photography as a means to discuss American public memory and cultural perceptions of war.