IAH Podcast | Michele Berger, Director, Faculty Fellows Program

When Michele Berger is not teaching, researching and writing, she is preparing to guide faculty through their fellowships at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.



Q&A: How studying the humanities at Carolina shaped a politician’s life

At 24, Cannon is the youngest of three openly gay lawmakers in the Georgia House, representing the 58th District in east urban Atlanta. The black millennial Democrat identifies as “queer,” a term that can represent gay, lesbian, asexual, intersex and transgender people, among others. On Nov. 17, Cannon returned to Chapel Hill for a public exchange with her former professors Michele Berger, women’s and gender studies, … Continued



IAH Podcast | Elizabeth Engelhardt, Professor, American Studies

Elizabeth Engelhardt is looking closely at the history and culture of boarding houses in the U.S. South. “There is a surprising number of stories of people re-inventing themselves, passing their gender, passing their race,” she reports. Engelhardt’s research during her current Faculty Fellowship Program begins not by defining the boarding house, but using research to tell their stories.



IAH Podcast | Todd Ochoa, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Todd Ochoa is an anthropologist who focuses on religion. This semester he is teaching Introduction to Religion and Culture to 180 students as well as a graduate course, Religion in Postcolonial Americas. Ochoa explains that Religious Studies is not the same as theology. Rather than focusing on particular faiths and texts, Religious Studies, especially through an anthropological lens, examines the people and cultures, … Continued



The IAH awards John McGowan the Johnson Prize

John McGowan is the 2016 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellow.



IAH Podcast | Mariska Leunissen, Associate Professor, Philosophy

We talked to Faculty Fellow Mariska Leunissen after she completed her fellowship Spring 2016. Leunissen discusses her unique perspective on the philosophy of Aristotle, especially his foundational text on biology. she provides insight on how we can apply his work to our modern lives. She examines his morally reprehensible views in the context of the time. “I don’t want to necessarily better his picture, but I do want … Continued



Andrew Perrin | Professor, Sociology

How does one quantify humanities education on democracy? This is the task before Andrew Perrin, Professor of Sociology. Perrin is a Faculty Fellow (2007) and Academic Leadership Fellow (2010). He just finished a Faculty Fellowship in Spring 2016, where he researched humanities education and its impact on citizenship.



IAH welcomes 2016-2017 Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 cohort of Faculty Fellows.  The Faculty Fellows Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to work on interdisciplinary scholarly projects. Fellows also gather weekly around a meal to discuss their projects and professional development goals under the guidance of Michele Tracy Berger, Associate Profes … Continued



NEH Summer Stipends 2017

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals working full-time on a humanities project at any stage of development by providing funding for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a summer stipend.



UNC wins grant as part of $1.65 million NEH Next Generation PhD initiative

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of 28 universities taking part in a major national initiative to transform graduate education in the humanities. Institute for the Arts and Humanities Director Mark Katz worked with colleagues from across the university to propose “Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD,” a year-long campus-wide conversation on graduate education in the humanities, which will be funde … Continued



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