Society

Society: Understanding Human Nature and Behavior

Getting Their Hands Dirty

This summer, undergraduates are experiencing history firsthand as part of the archaeology program’s field school

Erik Zhang

Erik Zhang is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies why people give preference to the needs and interests of family members, friends, and themselves over strangers.

The People’s Historian

Darin Waters believes that through the study of history, we can find out where we’ve been and glimpse where we’re going – something he learned during his PhD project at Biltmore Estate.

The Bone Decoder

Clark Larsen uncovers the stories of bones, recreating the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago.

Farnosh Mazandarani

Farnosh Mazandarani is a PhD student in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. She studies popular pornographic media content in the U.S. and how trends in popularity coincide with societal and cultural events, advances, and movements.

Elijah Gullett

Elijah Gullett is a senior majoring in public policy and minoring in urban studies and planning within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies how housing regulations impact family budgets and decision-making.