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Telling Tales: How the Media Fails Appalachia

“What we never see in national media is writing by, about, and for Appalachian people—coverage that respects people from this place as the experts of our own lives, communities, and histories; writing that lifts up Appalachian people as complex, varied,… Continue Reading →

Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice

Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice: Fostering Healthy, Sustainable, Resilient, & Equitable Communities B. Suzi Ruhl, JD, MPH Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 7 PM Convocation Hall Reception to follow B. Suzi Ruhl is currently Senior… Continue Reading →

Can Local Food Help Appalachia Build a Post-Coal Future?

“But the story of Appalachian food, like Appalachia itself, is a complicated one. Advocates say that both are entering a new, more optimistic era; that a resurgence in local farming, coupled with renewed interest in traditional Appalachian foodways, could help… Continue Reading →

Explore The Places Project!

Over the past two years, Dr. Margo Shea and her students have collected over 500 reflections about local places and why they matter to people who live on and around the South Cumberland Plateau. Explore these places and stories via the… Continue Reading →

Rural Appalachian Maternity Care

Laura Attanasio joined the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies as a post-doctoral fellow for the 2016-17 academic year. Along with teaching “U.S. Health Policy: National, State, and Local Contexts,” and “History and Politics of Midwifery in the United States,” she… Continue Reading →

Outcomes from 2015-16 Grant Awards

We are delighted to share some of the outcomes reported by our grant recipients. For a full listing of grant awards from 2015-16 visit this page. Max Fraser (Ph.D. Candidate in History at Yale University) was awarded funds for “The Southern… Continue Reading →

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