Director Search for the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

The Institute of African American Research (IAAR) welcomes applications from UNC faculty for the position of Director for the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP).  MURAP, a program of IAAR, is a summer research experience for undergraduates. The program prepares students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, or those with a proven commitment to diversity… Read more »

IAAR Statement on “Silent Sam”

Like everyone in the Carolina community, I have been paying close attention to recent events regarding the Confederate monument, Silent Sam.  As director of a unit that supports research concerning people of African descent, the events are particularly concerning to me.  At IAAR we have supported research on the mental health consequences of racism on… Read more »

29th Annual Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) launched in May

The 29th annual Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) opened on May 22nd with a welcome luncheon. Twenty-one students coming from such universities as Auburn, Spelman, Cornell, and UNC system schools, were welcomed along with the eleven UNC faculty who will serve as the students’ mentors. The students’ research interests represent a broad spectrum including, gender representations and stereotypes… Read more »

The Black Communities Conference Collaboration Continues

Across a dynamic, informative, and collaborative three days, Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration took place in downtown Durham from April 23-25!  With close to 600 attendees sharing their knowledge of Black communities and exploring potential research partnerships, the event convened participants from communities, organizations and universities from across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe…. Read more »

The Carolina Graduate School Magazine Gives Recognition to IAAR’s Graduate Student Summer Research Grant Recipients

IAAR is pleased to have this recognition of our Graduate Student Summer Research Grant students profiled in the Carolina Graduate School Magazine. The students, Henry Willis (Psychology and Neuroscience), Claire Chipman (Sociology), and Brionca Taylor (Sociology) will be conducting their research during the Summer, and will give presentations on their projects during the 2018-2019 academic… Read more »

Announcing IAAR’s 2018-2019 Faculty Fellow

Announcing IAAR’s 2018-2019 Faculty Fellow: Mai Thi Nguyen Associate Professor City and Regional Planning Professor Nguyen, an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of City and Regional Planning, has been selected for IAAR’s Faculty Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Nguyen’s research focuses on housing policy, social and spatial inequality, and resilient communities…. Read more »

Announcing IAAR’s 2018 Graduate Student Summer Research Grant Recipients

The recipients are: Claire Chipman: Sociology Claire Chipman is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on social organization of American religion, history of social thought, social stratification, and approaches to the study of American religion.  As a GSSRG awardee, this summer Chipman will pursue an ethnographic study, “The Choices and Burdens… Read more »

IAAR on Social Media!

To expand access to IAAR’s talks and lectures, Facebook Live now joins our options along with the popular #IAARchats.  IAAR hosted two Twitter social media discussions in September and October.  The first event was a dynamic and rich online event featuring UNC faculty in art history, law and sociology who discussed bringing the topics surrounding Confederate monuments, and… Read more »

IAAR Hosted Its Fourth Faculty Affiliate Luncheon

   IAAR held its fourth Faculty Affiliate Luncheon in September, returning to the tradition of holding the event in the Fall.  The repast was an opportunity to welcome faculty back to campus, to welcome new faculty affiliates such as Maya Berry, Assistant Professor in AAAD, and to highlight accomplishments of affiliated faculty.  IAAR director and… Read more »