‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that […]
Faculty Feature: Dr. Jeffrey C Leiter
After 35 years of work at North Carolina State University, retiring Professor Jeffrey C. Leiter reflects on his career.
This is What Science Looks Like at NC State
NC State's research blog, the Abstract, has initiated a series of posts that highlight the diversity of researchers at our university. Featured CHASS faculty include a psychologist, an anthropologist, and a health communication researcher.
The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls
NC State forensic anthropologist Ann Ross and other researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics.
Sasha Newell Wins The Amaury Talbot Prize
Assistant Professor Sasha Newell’s 2012 book The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d’Ivoire (University of Chicago Press) recently won The Amaury Talbot Prize for the most valuable work relating to African anthropology in 2012. The award comes from the […]
This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ann Ross
Professor Ann Ross is featured in an ongoing series on The Abstract, the official blog of the NC State Newsroom. The series is entitled, “This is What Science Looks Like at NC State,” and it introduces readers to the individuals […]
Where Credit is Due: How Acknowledging Expertise Can Help Conservation Efforts
Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity – but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Anthropologist and associate professor of international studies Nora Haenn says that’s a problem, both for the local experts and for the science itself.
Forensic Experts Compile Guide on How to ID Child Abuse, Starvation
Forensic science experts from NC State University are publishing a comprehensive overview of forensic research that can be used to identify child abuse and starvation. “By pulling all of this information together in one place, we hope we can save the lives of some children and find justice for others,” says Dr. Ann Ross, a professor of anthropology at NC State and lead author of the paper.
Murderers Who Killed During Robberies More Likely to Return to Crime When Paroled
Murderers who committed homicide during robberies are more likely to commit crimes again when they are paroled, compared to murderers who committed homicide under other circumstances, according to research from North Carolina State University and Harvard University.
Panel Discussion: Big Data in the Social Sciences
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will be hosting the panel discussion "Big Data in the Social Sciences" on March 6th.