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Headshot of Dailihana Alfonseca outside in front of a tree.

Identity and experience—from the military to a master’s degree

Graduate student Dailihana Alfonesca uses creative writing as a way to understand and express issues of identity and trauma, both those unique to her experience and those shared by other Latina women.


A banner announcing the Race, Racism, and Racial Equity Symposium in large green and blue letters

Latest R3 session focuses on participatory justice

Scholars at the Nov. 3 event will tell how they involve their subjects — farmworkers, parents, urban residents — in their social justice research.


Marissa Carmi stands outside under a tree.

Carolina celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Graduate student Marissa Carmi is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin — and as an American Indian — she’s brought her life experiences and perspective to serve graduate and professional students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  


The bell tower in the distance surrounded by fall foliage.

Cluster Hire in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to undertake a cluster hire in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. This initiative is part of the College’s commitment to advancing an innovative curriculum and expanding its outstanding and diverse faculty.


Robert and Pearl Seymour in 2009 (photo courtesy of Frances Jane Seymour and Robert E. Seymour III).

Pillar of Chapel Hill community leaves gift to College’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

The Seymour family has established the Dr. Robert E. Seymour Jr. Dean’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Ashton Thorne reads zines at a table in a library. A folder filled with other zines sits in front of him, and his computer is open to make research notes.

Ashton Thorne spent his summer searching for elusive, queercore zines

The UNC senior’s research took him to libraries in Chicago and North Carolina to find transgender representation in queercore publications from the ’80s to the early 2000s.


A headshot of Britney Hong and the cover of her virtual zine. The zine looks like a composition notebook with stamps featuring places, plants and animals from around Asia. The title reads "Revealing History: Southern Asian American Writers Making their Mark"

Student researcher explores Asian American identity in the South

How do Asian American authors from the South use writing to reconcile their intersecting identities? Junior Britney Hong sought to find out through her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.


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