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Prison camps and the Western North Carolina Railroad

October 25, 2022

Southern Futures Townsend Fellow and graduate student Cayla Colclasure is studying the prison labor that built the Western North Carolina Railroad, which weaves through Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Meet a Summer Research Fellow: Francesca Sorbara

August 4, 2022

Francesca Sorbara is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, housed in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is the 2022 recipient of the Coffield Family Summer Research Fellowship, which has allowed her to resume field work after COVID-19 placed a pause on her research.

Awed and humbled

May 6, 2022

Ph.D. candidate Lucía Isabel Stavig will receive her degree this weekend from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in cultural and medical anthropology—a dream she embarked on more than ten years ago.