Friday, December 8, 2017

Dr. Joan Ferrante featured in several news stories!

Professor of Sociology Dr. Joan Ferrante is mentioned in this article.
Learning By Giving: How Today’s Students Can Become Tomorrow’s Philanthropist  (International Business Times)

Professor of Sociology Dr. Joan Ferrante was interviewed by WVXU.
Mourning The Creation Of Racial Categories 

Professor of Sociology Dr. Joan Ferrante was featured on Fox 19 Morning Extra.
Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

Sea-level rise and archaeological site destruction: An example from the southeastern United States using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology)


Our own Dr. Bissett was a co-author in this important study - Sea Level Rise Threatens Archaeological Sites - Surging tides will submerge thousands of ancient and historic places along the east coast of the U.S.!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories is a feature documentary that explores how racial categories were created in the United States and their lasting consequences. The film follows sociologist Joan Ferrante's efforts to find unique ways of mourning the biological, family, romantic, and other bonds severed by this legally imposed system. Ferrante issued a call to students majoring in the creative and performing arts at Northern Kentucky University to become part of a creative team dedicated to realizing her vision. The film, narrated by the students, gives special attention to the laws enacted between 17th century Virginia and the Jim Crow era that made these categories matter. It features student choreography, music, sculpture, visual art, dramatic reenactments, poetry and spoken word pieces- all created with the aim of moving audiences to take notice and mourn how Americans were divided into categories we call races.

This screening is free with general admission

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Anthropology, Philosophy & Neuroscience

Anthropology and philosophy courses featured as neuroscience program expanded from minor to major at NKU: https://www.thenortherner.com/news/2017/11/05/neuroscience-program-expanded-from-minor-to-major/

Anthropology Presentations at Area High Schools

Drs. Judy Voelker and Thaddeus Bissett were guest lecturers from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy in presentations hosted by Student Based Scholars and Admissions to local high schools to spread the word about the awesome work happening on campus! Read more here: https://www.nku.edu/news/2017/171107SBS_NKUDay.html

Saturday, November 4, 2017

BCPL events include recognition of veterans in Union, Native American celebration in Burlington

BCPL events include recognition of veterans in Union, Native American celebration in Burlington  
(NKyTribune) 10/30/2017

NKU's Anthropology Department and Dr. Eric Bates, part-time professor of Anthropology and co-director of the Native American Studies program at NKU, are mentioned in this article.