Carolin Südkamp

James Peacock REACH Fellow, Center for Global Initiatives

Manages the CGI Award, UNC Medical Horizons and supports communications
Communications | Graduate Study | Teaching


Carolin Südkamp is a James Peacock REACH Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year, and she is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication. Carolin is originally from Germany and earned her BA in Art History and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne. After completing internships in museums in Germany and the USA, Carolin earned her MA in Arts and Heritage at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). Today, Carolin works within the field of Organizational Communication. Her research focuses on how people make sense of their work under precarious conditions. In particular, she is interested in how museum workers conceptualize their work as meaningful in the USA and Germany. Carolin’s most formative international experience was as a high school exchange student in Louisiana, where she lived with a host family for 11 months. Ever since, she has been hooked on traveling for both fun and professional reasons.

The Ackland Art Museum is one of my favorite places on campus. After first moving to Chapel Hill, I had to find my way around campus, the city, and living in the U.S. The Ackland felt like a familiar place that I knew how to navigate and how to enjoy. Since then, I have visited often (it's free!) to wander the galleries and take a break.”

– Carolin