Welcome to my sandbox. Here, I pull together a range of my popular and academic writing, celebrations of student success, and thoughts on a variety of topics. Really, it's just the page where I get to mess around.
Banner photo credit: Luis Melodelgado
This post explores how international travel has become de rigueur in some social circles even as the United States incarcerates children removed from their immigrant parents in “tent cities.”
Ben successfully completed his Master’s in Anthropology with his paper that examines how men employ lies, jokes, and jokes about lies to create the ties through which they collective manage fish stock.
Listening to news about “chain migration,” I was confused. I could not tell how many people come to the United States through chain migration. If chain migration is a problem, how big or small a problem is it? This article digs into some numbers.
Recent events in Chatham County, North Carolina highlight the challenges to getting local development right. Working on improving your Spanish? Read Luis Melodelgado's translation.
After spending one week with NCSU students supporting CARA's pro bono legal work processing asylum cases at an ICE family detention center, I found it hard to understand why we have the system we do.
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Hard to believe because researchers have known for decades that a wall can have contrary effects. This article explains why. Check out Luis Melodelgado's Spanish-language version!
In the latest issue of the Chatham County Line, I explore this question. The article appears in English and Spanish. Many thanks to Luis Melodelgado for the translation!
Michael successfully completed his Master's in Anthropology this December by piloting a methods track that allows our students to create a portfolio of research skills.
Looking into the extensive literature on the topic that fascinated her, she felt her own ideas shrink in comparison. She wondered whether her ideas were worthwhile...