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Posts from the ‘Research & Scholarship’ Category

Malinda Maynor Lowery on Documenting “Unexpected Stories,” Fri, Feb 2 at 12:15 pm

Tell About the South: Javier Arce Nazario, Thurs, Jan 25 at 12:30 pm

“‘Besides being water of good quality, it is very good water’: Redefining Public Health Metrics of Water Quality”

Professor Javier Arce Nazario is an Associate Professor in the Geography Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. His research program has focused on the biophysical and social components of the Puerto Rican landscapes, and how they affect water quality and adaptability to extreme precipitation events. His interests specifically include understanding how watershed composition impacts water quality in the tropics, assessing the economic impact of extreme precipitation events, and exploring how community water management can be viewed through the lens of environmental justice. He is also interested in using historical orthophotography as an outreach tool for education and community involvement in water quality and environmental concerns.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to Patrick Horn at will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served. Special thanks to our co-sponsors, the Latina/o Studies Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tell About the South: Karida Brown, Tues, Dec 5 at 12:30 pm

In this talk, Brown will introduce her new research project, The Subaltern School, in which she undertakes a global socio-historical examination of segregated schooling. In the spirit of the CSAS colloquia, she will “tell about two Souths”: that of the U.S. South and that of South Africa, through their shared struggles over how we “do” history in this integrated, “post-racial” era. Focusing on the current battles over commemorative monuments on college campuses, she will share insights from the #RhodesMustFall movement in South Africa to open a discussion about the current protests over Silent Sam.

Karida Brown is a visiting scholar in UNC’s Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in Sociology from Brown University, and her dissertation received the 2017 American Sociological Association Best Dissertation Award. For more information about the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project (EKAAMP), click here.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.

Tell About the South: Ryan Emanuel, Tues, Nov 28 at 12:30 pm

“Indigenous Communities and Environmental Justice”

In the Southeastern United States, indigenous communities are often omitted from discussions about environmental justice. These omissions permeate public policy and have serious implications for Native American tribes living in the region today. A case in point is the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile long fossil fuel pipeline that would impact several Native American tribes in the southeastern US. This talk focuses on the efforts of tribes, organizations, and individuals currently working to voice indigenous concerns about environmental justice and other topics related to this major infrastructure project.

Ryan Emanuel is Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University. His recent article “Flawed Environment Justice Analyses” appeared in the journal Science in July 2017. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.

Southern Research Circle Poster Session, Mon, Sept 18, 3-5 pm

What do blended musical genres and black architecture have in common with poetry slams? How did Creoles of color campaign for school desegregation in postbellum New Orleans?

Join us for a friendly, informal poster session as we learn about recent graduate and undergraduate research funded by CSAS grants and fellowships. Award recipients completed innovative projects in the fields of History, Anthropology, Music, Environment & Ecology, and American Studies. Come hear about their projects and ask how the Center can help you and your students with your own!

This event is free and open to the public. Tasty morsels will be provided.