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Karla Slocum

Dr. Karla Slocum has been appointed the new College of Arts & Sciences’ Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Angela Stuesse

In 2020 Angela Stuesse published several op eds (Washington Post, USA Today, Anthropology News) about meat and poultry workers’ disproportionate risk of coronavirus infection and death. She spoke with dozens of news outlets to raise public awareness about how the industry’s treatment of workers during the pandemic follows from its much longer history of labor exploitation. Her efforts were featured on The Uncertain Hour (a podcast of NPR’s Marketplace), and she is now advising Congressman Joaquin Castro’s office in the drafting of legislation to protect people working on the meat and poultry processing lines.

Following the largest ever US immigration raid on six chicken processing plants featured in Angela Stuesse’s book, Scratching Out a Living, in 2019 Stuesse published op eds in the Washington Post, the Progressive, and the Daily Kos. Her work was featured in national and international news coverage on the raid, including this story by Eric Schlosser in The Atlantic and Tom Colicchio’s new podcast, Citizen Chef.


Professor Charles Price on Rastafarianism 

Charles Price talks with The Daily Tar Heel about his research on rastafarianism and how he wants to continue exploring Rastafari culture and identity in Jamaica.


courtesy of the NEA

 IAH Podcast | Glenn Hinson, Associate Professor, Folklore and Anthropology 

Glenn Hinson discusses the work of African American, working-class, Southern musician, Horace “Spoons” Williams.


Undocumented Migration and Public Anthropology: A Conversation with new Faculty Member Angela Stuesse 

Professor Angela Stuesse discusses her book Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South and her future projects.

Anna Agbe-Davies’ book on Tobacco, Pipes and Race

Anna Agbe-Davis published a book on production and use of tobacco pipes in colonial Virginia.

Intersection Health Equity in Brazil: An Interview with Kia Lilly Caldwell

Kia Caldwell about her new book on health equity and race in brazil.




Dr. Maya Berry was awarded the Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly known as the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) for Fall 2020 and the Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for the Arts & Humanities for Spring 2021. 

For her teaching Dr. Maya Berry received the UNC Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award in Engaged Teaching in 2020, and the 2021 UNC Johnston Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Angela Stuesse received a fellowship to spend 2019-2020 at the National Humanities Center working on her current book project, #FreeDany: Dreaming and Detention in Dixie.

Dr. Maya Berry has won the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She will conduct a Workshop “Gender Violence and the Politics of Research. 2019

Dr. Anna Agbe-Davis was named as a Fulbright Scholar for 2019/2020 (Roving Scholar of American Studies).

Angela Stuesse and the UndocuCarolina team (Todd Ochoa, Emil Keme, Barbara Sostaita, Rubi Franco, Ricky Hurtado, Josmell Perez, and Raul Pinto) were selected for a $20,000 Critical Issues Award from UNC’s Humanities for the Public Good to continue building UndocuCarolina’s programming at UNC and in the broader community in 2019-2020.


Anna Agbe-Davies

Agbe-Davies, Anna S. 2018. “Laboring under an Illusion: Aligning Method and Theory in the Archaeology of Plantation Slavery“. Historical Archaeology 52(1): 125–139.

Agbe-Davies, Anna S. 2017. “Where Tradition and Pragmatism Meet: African Diaspora Archaeology at the Crossroads“. Historical Archaeology, 51(1), 9–27.

Agbe-Davies, Anna S. 2016. Tobacco, pipes, and race in colonial Virginia: little tubes of mighty power. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge.

Florence Babb

Babb, Florence. 2018.  Women’s Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist AnthropologyUniversity of California Press.

Babb, Florence. 2017. “Desigualdades entrelazadas:  repensando la raza, el género y el indigenismo en el Perú andino,” in Racismo y lenguaje.  Edited by Virginia Zavala and Michele Back. Lima, Peru: PUCP.

Babb, Florence. 2011. The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudi. 2019. “The Anthropology of Economic Regeneration.” Economic Anthropology 6(1): 147–149.

Colloredo‐Mansfeld, Rudi. 2018. “The Rise and Fall of Cheap Chinese Goods in Ecuadorian Popular Markets: The Limits of Post‐Neoliberal Development in Correa’s Ecuador.” The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 23(1): 37–55.

Antrosio, Jason, and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. 2015. Fast, Easy, and in Cash: Artisan Hardship and Hope in the Global Economy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Glenn Hinson

Hinson, Glenn. 2014. “Engaging the Religiously Committed Other . . . In the Field.  (A comment on Eloise Meneses, Lindy Backues, David Bronkema, Eric Flett, and Benjamin L. Hartley’s “Engaging the Religiously Committed Other: Anthropologists and Theologians in Dialogue.”).  Current Anthropology 55 (1): 94-95.

Hinson, Glenn.  2010. Folklife. Volume 14 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Hinson, Glenn. 2000. Fire in My Bones : Transcendence and the Holy Spirit in African American Gospel. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Valerie Lambert

Lambert, Valerie. 2017. “Rethinking American Indian and Non-Indian Relations in the United States and Exploring Tribal Sovereignty: Perspectives from Indian Country and from Inside the Bureau of Indian Affairs.PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 40(2): 278–294.


Lambert, Valerie. 2017. “Negotiating American Indian Inclusion: Sovereignty, Same-Sex Marriage, and Sexual Minorities in Indian Country.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal , Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 1-21.

Lambert, Valerie. 2016. “The Big Black Box of Indian Country: The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal-Indian Relationship.” The American Indian Quarterly 40(4): 333–363.
Townsend Middleton

Middleton, Townsend. 2018. “The Afterlives of a Killing: Assassination, Thanatos, and the Body Politic in South Asia”. Public Culture, 2018 30 (1): 85-112.

Middleton, Townsend. 2018.  “Unwritten Histories: Difference, Capital, and the Darjeeling Exception” in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments.  Townsend Middleton & Sara Shneiderman, Eds. New Delhi: Oxford University Books, India. 27-52.

Middleton, Townsend. 2015. The Demands of Recognition: State Anthropology and Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Don Nonini

Nonini, Donald M. 2015. “Getting By”: Class and State Formation among Chinese in Malaysia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Nonini, Donald M. ed. 2014. A Companion to Urban Anthropology. Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.

Nonini, Donald M. ed. 2007. The Global Idea of “the Commons”. Berghahn Books.

Karla Slocum

Slocum, Karla. 2017. “Caribbean Free Villages: Toward an Anthropology of Blackness, Place, and Freedom.” American Ethnologist 44(3): 425–434.

Slocum, Karla. 2017. Blackness and Tourism. Guest editor for special issue of Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics,  Culture and Society vol. 19. No. 1.

Slocum, Karla. 2017. “The African Diaspora, the Caribbean and Oklahoma: Freedom, Global Economies, and Identity.” InCompanion to Inter-American Studies, Willie Raussert, ed. Pp. 382-389. London: Routledge.

Angela Stuesse

Stuesse, Angela. 2018. “When They’re Done with You: Legal Violence and Structural Vulnerability among Injured Immigrant Poultry Workers.” Anthropology of Work Review 39(2): 79–93.

Stuesse, Angela, Cheryl Staats, and Andrew Grant-Thomas. 2017. “As Others Pluck Fruit Off the Tree of Opportunity: Immigration, Racial Hierarchies, and Intergroup Relations Efforts in the United States.” Du Bois Review 14(1):245-271.

Stuesse, Angela.  2016.  Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Maya Berry

Invited contributor.  Berry, Maya, Elizabeth Velásquez Estrada, and Claudia Chávez Argüelles. 2018. “Reflections on the Limitations and Liberatory Potential of Feminist Anthropology (Part Two).” Anthropology News website, May 24, 2018: e174-e177.

Maya J. Berry, Claudia Chávez Argüelles, Shanya Cordis, Sarah Ihmoud, and Elizabeth Velásquez Estrada. 2017. “Towards a Fugitive Anthropology: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Field”, Cultural Anthropology Journal Volume 32, Number 4.

Maya J. Berry. 2016. “‘Salvándose’ in contemporary Havana: rumba’s paradox for black identity politics”, The Black Diaspora Review. Volume 5, Number 2.

Kia Caldwell

Hogan, Vijaya K., Edna M. de Araujo, Kia L. Caldwell, Sarah N. Gonzalez-Nahm, and Kristin Z. Black. 2018. “We Black Women Have to Kill a Lion Everyday”: An Intersectional Analysis of Racism and Social Determinants of Health in Brazil. Social Science & Medicine 199.

Fray, Niasha A., and Kia L. Caldwell. 2017. “Communication Between Middle SES Black Women and Healthcare Providers About HIV Testing.” Journal of the National Medical Association 109(2): 115–125.