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Apr 12, 2021

International Studies Major Gains Real-World Experience Through Clinical Service Role

Meet Julie Penaloza, an international studies major who also works full-time as a clinical service technician in WakeMed’s pathology department. 

2021 Buchdahl Poster

Mar 8, 2021

Indigenous Science and Technology Studies, Governance, and Decolonization

with Dr. Kimberly TallBear, University of Alberta Like traditional Science and Technology Studies, the new field of Indigenous STS studies the cultures, politics, and histories of non-Indigenous science and technology efforts. In addition, it studies Indigenous-led science and technology, including knowledges classified as “traditional.”  Indigenous STS refuses the purported divide between scientific and Indigenous knowledges,… 

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Dec 15, 2020

Rebekah Brown Named Fall 2020 Patterson Fellow

Our Fall 2020 Bob Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellow, Rebekah Brown, has demonstrated empathy, generosity, humility, open-mindedness, creativity, altruism, and gratitude in her time at NC State. 

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Jul 9, 2020

Welcome Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Kristen Alff joins the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as assistant professor in the areas of history and international studies. Xavier Pickett joins the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as an assistant professor of religious studies. 


May 8, 2020

Brianna Johns and Heather Palmateer Named Spring 2020 Patterson Fellows

Meet the two Spring 2021 recipients of the Bot Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellowship. 

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Apr 7, 2020

My NC State Story: Christina Stathopoulos (Science, Technology and Society ‘12)

With a degree in science, technology and society, Christina Stathopoulos is an emerging thought leader in big data and advanced analytics. She says NC State allowed her to pursue her passions — and discover new ones. 

2020 Buchdahl Poster

Feb 6, 2020

Our Attention Should Not Be For Sale

with Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillOur personal, psychological, social and religious profiles are being distributed on a larger scale than we know. For years Dr. Zeynep Tufekci has researched the impact of social networks on social change and the threat of unchecked data collection and exploitation by those in power.… 

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Dec 10, 2019

Sam Shain Named Fall 2019 Patterson Fellow

Sam Shain majored in International Studies with a double major in Business. He was a Hamilton Scholar and a Park Scholar at NC State. 

Toinette smiling in streets of Spain

Nov 6, 2019

Busy Turning Dreams into Reality

From Europe to Mexico, and plenty of places in between, international studies and psychology double-major Toinette Powers is taking advantage of opportunities to lay the foundation for a wide-ranging future. 

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Aug 13, 2019

Filmmaker David Hambridge Produces Award-Winning ‘Kifaru’ Documentary

What can you do with an NC State degree in film studies? Ask filmmaker David Hambridge, director and cinematographer of the documentary “Kifaru.”