• A street market in South London. Photo credit Kim Jones.
  • Students in a Qualitative Research Methods class and members of the APO Service Learning fraternity celebrate Halloween 2009 with children at the East Burlington Community Center. Photo credit Kim Jones.
  • Apple pressing in Cowee, NC 2008 as part of research conducting through PERCS. Photo credit Kirsten Rhodes.
  • NC potter Mark Hewitt with a clay coil for a large pot in Pittsboro, NC 2005. Photo credit Tom Mould.
  • A young woman getting her lip pierced at Kingpin Tattoo in Greensboro, NC 2002. Photo credit Lauren Vilis & Samiha Khanna.


Ben Bridges '17 wins top student paper prize at Southern Anthropological Society conference

The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.

Alumna recognized for research about N.C. Sikh community

Melina Oliverio '16 was named first runner-up for the ASIANetwork's Marianna McJimsey Award, which recognizes top student papers focused on Asia. 

'Tell stories' to improve the welfare of Alamance residents

Six panelists met with members of the Alamance County community Thursday night in a public forum where ideas were shared to better portray the realities of life for those who receive public assistance.

Tom Mould featured in (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in France

Omolayo Ojo, an international studies major and Honors Fellow from Maryland, will spend a year in Europe before pursuing graduate studies in immigration law, migration and development.

Featured Work

NEW! PERCS Certificate

PERCS now offers students with the opportunity to earn a certificate for excellence in ethnographic research! Learn more here!

2015 PERCS Symposium

A panel of undergraduate researchers led a discussion on Ethnography Across Disciplines at the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) during Celebrate Week in April 2015! Click here to check it out!

Palmquist publishes book chapter

Aunchalee Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of PERCS published a chapter in Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations, Edited by Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom. This chapter draws upon data collected as part of Palmquist's study of internet-faciltiated breast milk sharing.

Follow The Voices

PERCS is working to examine the system of public assistance in contemporary and historical contexts. Members of PERCS conduct fieldwork in Alamance county to record the stories people share about their views and experiences with public assistance. Check it out.

Hindu Worship Traditions
Amy Allocco, assistant professor of religious studies, has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in South India for her book on contemporary Hindu snake worship traditions. Read more about Hindu Worship Traditions.


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