GCPR People in the News

Maia Dedrick, a certificate holder publishes her research on “Photovoice as a method for the development of collaborative archaeological practice” in the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.

Patricia Parker, GCPR Director, featured on FreshEd Podcast

Dr. Parker was recently featured on the weekly FreshEd podcast, using the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research as “an example of destabilizing knowledge hierarchies inside an American university.” This episode is part of a 4-part series leading up to the 2017 CIES Symposium: Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research, October 26-27 at George Mason University, where Dr. Parker will also be featured as a Plenary Speaker.

Lauren Leve, GCPR Board Member, has received a course development award and a FIRE Grant.

Dr. Leve’s award will support the development of an Integrated Curriculum course entitled, “Researching Religion in Women’s Lives,” which will be co-taught with Dr. Lisa Pearce from the Sociology department.

A FIRE Grant from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research with the Institute for Arts and Humanities at UNC, was awarded for an interdisciplinary collaboration entitled, “Researching effects of climate change on Buddhist Holy Lakes in Tibet and India,” between Dr. Leve and her co-Principal Investigators Dr. Richard McLaughlin and Dr. Roberto Camasso (Mathematics) and Dr. Harvey Seim (Marine Sciences).

Molly Green, a Certificate student and Seed Grant winner from the Department of Anthropology, has received a Fulbright.

  • This award will support her dissertation research entitled, “Climate Change, Vulnerability, Gender, and ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ in Colombia.”

Hannah Gill, GCPR Board Member, has received a 2017 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for teaching

  • This award recognizes UNC- Chapel Hill faculty, staff and organizations that have performed extraordinary public service and engaged teaching and/or enabled such service by others. Gill is being recognized for her APPLES Global Course that trains bilingual students to understand the complexities of immigration through research, service learning and travel.

Geni Eng, GCPR Board Member, has received the 2016 Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award

  • This award is for outstanding service by faculty members and was awarded at the 2016 University Day  celebration.

Liz Reeves (Honorary Certificate Student from Duke’s Nursing School) was just awarded a grant from the American Nurses Foundation

  • This award will support her dissertation research on Health Care Experiences, Needs, and Strategies of Survivors of Violence and Trauma.

A project of Hannah Gill, GCPR Board Member, has received the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award

The New Roots/Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral History Initiative (http://newroots.lib.unc.edu/) has received the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award from the Oral History Association in recognition of outstanding achievement in oral history. New Roots is an initiative of the Latino Migration Project at the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives, in collaboration with the Southern Oral History Program and University Libraries at UNC Chapel Hill. New Roots is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities , The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the U.S. Department of Education. To view award announcement, visit http://www.oralhistory.org/2016/08/05/oha-announces-2016-annual-award-recipients/

The Color of Courage: Performance at the Phoenix Academy High School on April 8th, 2016 with Sonny Kelly (GCPR student) and Mitchell G. Capel.

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Cherie Rivers Ndaliko, GCPR Board Member, has received the IAAR Faculty Fellowship for 2016-2017

  • The fellowship supports current and rigorous research by UNC-CH faculty members who are pursuing studies of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Dr. Ndaliko will give a public presentation during her tenure at the IAAR. Dates for these events will be announced in early fall 2016.

Sarah Kowitt, GCPR student, and Alexandra Lightfoot, GCPR Board Member, spoke with NPR about a recent study published using Photovoice 

Orisanmi Burton, GCPR student, has published an article in Cultural Anthropology called “Black Lives Matter: A Critique of Anthropology”

Orisanmi Burton, GCPR student, has been awarded a Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for his dissertation research

  • The title of his project is: “Taller Than The Wall: Prison-Based Activism in the Empire State.”

Maia Dedrick, GCPR student, has been awarded a Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her dissertation research

  • The title of her project is “Food Systems at Late Classic through Colonial Period Tahcabo, Yucatán, Mexico.”

Lauren Leve, GCPR Board Member and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, was recently in the news for her decision to continue research in Nepal

Melvin Jackson, Co-Director of GCPR, was awarded the Lucille Webb Award at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference

  • Melvin Jackson, received the Lucille Webb Award at the annual National Community-Based Organization Network (NCBON) meeting during the American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans. The award was established in 2006 by NCBON of the Community-Based Public Health Caucus of APHA.  The award is presented annually to an individual based in a local, community-based organization or agency who exemplifies community leadership in Community-Based Public Health and who has made a significant contribution to community-based public health at the local level and beyond through activities that embrace the NCBON vision and goals. For more details, see: http://www.sph.umich.edu/ncbon/

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