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Disasters with Borders: The Impact of the “Haitian” Earthquake in a Dominican Border Town


The January 12, 2010 earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas is one of the worst disasters in recent history.  While the earthquake and cholera epidemic’s consequences in Haiti received considerable attention, very little is known about how these disasters impacted communities in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tess Kulstad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, […] Read more »

Museum of Anthropology Fall 2013 Lectures & Exhibits


The Museum of Anthropology, located on Wake Forest University’s campus, is proud to announce the upcoming lectures and exhibits for the Fall 2013 school semester. To find out more information, click on each event for a drop-down description. Lectures: Effects on Inuit of the European Seal Import Ban, by Inuit lawyer/activist Aaju Peter. September […] Read more »

Community Spotlight: Latino Achievers Program


Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem was recently recognized in the Winston-Salem Journal for its Latino Achievers Program that is currently entering its fourth year of existence. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the Latino Achievers Program “brings professional Latinos or those with connections to the Latino community to the school to share information about […] Read more »

Museum of Anthropology: Days of the Dead Exhibit

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The Museum of Anthropology opened on September 11th its annual exhibit on Mexico’s Dias de los Muertos, or Days of the Dead. The exhibit will run through December 14th and is open to the general public for free. The exhibit features a traditional Mexican ofrenda: a home alter with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, […] Read more »