Learning From Peers, Seeing New Possibilities

"It has helped me see possibilities I hadn't envisioned before."

"It has helped me see possibilities I hadn't envisioned before."

For anthropology professor and Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Anna Agbe-Davies, archaeology is not digging through dirt, searching for bones. Her work at the Pauli Murray House in Durham has her preserving and contextualizing the childhood home of Murray, a lawyer and co-founder of the National Organization for Women and unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement.

In addition to the inspiration from the historic women she studies, Agbe-Davies credits the Carolina Center for Public Service’sThorp Faculty Engaged ScholarsOpens in new window(FES) program with helping her branch out and interact with scholars across disciplines.

“The key thing for me about Faculty Engaged Scholars is talking to people in other disciplines about what their engaged scholarship looks like,” Agbe-Davies said. “It has helped me see possibilities I hadn’t envisioned before.”

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