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Cook School of Intercultural Studies

Cook School of Intercultural Studies

David Shane Lowry obtained his bachelor of science degree in anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC). His scholarship focuses on human healing and empathy. His National Science Foundation (NSF) funded graduate research took place between 2009 and 2012 when he spent hundreds of hours with missionaries, healthcare providers, and social justice advocates from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Lowry is writing two books. One book is an ethnography of Michael Jordan, and the other book is a story of how the Lumbee Tribe became a hub for healing in America. Recently, Lowry has been part of two research groups funded by the National Science Foundation & Sea Grant/NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) to study the environmental aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. He teaches introduction to anthropology, medical anthropology, a course on Nike, and other topics related to his research and writing.

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