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Collage, from left: Book cover for "Colonial Reckoning" and a photo of Louis Perez.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts and Sciences faculty and alumni. The December featured book is “Colonial Reckoning: Race and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Cuba” (Duke University Press) by Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Headshot of Alexandrea Ravenelle outdoors

Precarious workers in unprecedented times

Alexandrea Ravenelle’s latest book explores how COVID-19 affected the most vulnerable wage-earners.

John Wood Sweet sits in front of a bookshelf with metal bars.

Empathy for the Past

Historian John Wood Sweet writes character-driven narratives filled with vivid descriptions and emotional moments to unpack early America’s complicated history.

The backs of people walking down a trail in Old Fort NC.

Renewed Investment in Old Fort

Funding from the state legislature has boosted an economic development project in western North Carolina centered on outdoor recreation. UNC faculty and students have been providing expertise to the collaborative partnership.

The tree keeper

Graduate student Kimmy Hansen is analyzing the impact of future development on the tree canopy of Bald Head Island, a North Carolina barrier island that boasts the second-largest maritime forest in the state.

Clark Gray stands in front of two large maps colored orange.

Data Displaced

When natural hazards destroy homes and livelihoods, where do people go? Geographer Clark Gray searches for them using data.

Kathleen Mullan Harris sits at her desk with her computer screens in the background.

Researchers receive $25.3 million to study potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke scholars have received a five-year, $25.3 million National Institute of Aging (NIA) award to address gaps in our understanding of potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease- related dementias (AD/ADRD).