Fine Arts & Humanities
Their interests range from neurodegenerative diseases to eating disorders to race, class and gender to playing and teaching jazz saxophone. Meet six of Carolina’s newest faculty members.
A Carolina professor weaves together personal experience, observations of others and history in examining how the pandemic degraded our ideas about the elderly and gave us a taste of old age.
Candace Epps-Robertson was named the very first Jonathan M. Hess Term Professor. Named for Jonathan M. Hess, a professor at UNC from 1993 until his death in 2018, chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC, and co-chair of the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, this professorship is given to the pre-tenured assistant professor in the fine … Continued
This fall, Carolina’s incoming first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to participate in Carolina Away, a new remote learning program designed specifically for the coronavirus pandemic.
Seth Kotch, associate professor of digital humanities in American Studies, has assumed the role of director of the Southern Oral History Program, and Ashley Melzer, a writer, filmmaker and longtime contributor of editorial and digital content to Southern Cultures and the Center for the Study of the American South, will lead the Humanities for the Public Good initiative.
UNC playwright Jacqueline Lawton strives to change the confines of American theater and to drive the conversations about civil rights through her storytelling.
T.J. Turner made the most of his time at UNC, double majoring in chemistry and Asian studies with a concentration in Japanese.