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DAMES Welcomes New Staff Member, Trang Le!

February 8, 2023

Recently I interviewed Trang Le, the newest staff member here at DAMES! Trang arrives on the scene to fill an administrative support role upon which the department heavily relies, not to mention deeply appreciates, and we couldn’t be happier to … Read more

Dr. Lothspeich Receives Fellowship, Publishes New Book

February 2, 2023

A round of applause for Dr. Pamela Lothspeich, who has received a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship for the spring semester of 2024! In addition, Mimetic Desires: Impersonation and Guising across South Asia (University of Hawaii Press, 2023) was recently published, which Dr. … Read more

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Professor Sprintzik!

September 28, 2022

Happy Second Day of Rosh Hashanah here in 2022, from Professor Hanna Sprintzik of our Hebrew program! Professor Sprintzik says, “This Hebrew song is dedicated to all my students in all levels and ages, especially the children! It is about … Read more

Striding Forward at CMEIS: Dr. Yaghoobi

September 23, 2022

We are delighted to share the article below featuring our own Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, who was recently appointed the new director of UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS). A guiding light in our department for our faculty … Read more

New Books by Dr. Pitelka!

September 23, 2022

Morgan Pitelka, recipient of the Bernard L. Herman Distinguished Professorship, has recently published two new books! You can read about them below: Morgan Pitelka, Reiko Tanimura, and Takashi Masuda. Letters from Japan’s Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: The Correspondence of Warlords, … Read more

Fulbright scholar Aadil Zeffer teaches Hindi-Urdu at UNC

September 23, 2022

It is our pleasure to share the DTH article below on Aadil Zeffer, a visiting FLTA (foreign language teaching assistant) who is furthering our Hindi-Urdu program by teaching language classes to our students this year! — Over a cup of … Read more

DAMES Welcomes Dr. Keren He!

September 2, 2022

DAMES is excited to welcome our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Keren He! Dr. He specializes in modern Chinese literature, media, and popular culture. Her research focuses on how aging and suicide negotiated “the politics of life” in the Chinese-speaking world. … Read more