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Sewanee Students Present “The Cleanest Line: A Recreation Ecology Study of Rock Climbing in Southern Appalachia”

In February 2018, Sewanee students Connor Peach, Erika Lopez-Durel, and James Bratton traveled to the University of Kentucky with Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Russell Fielding to present “The Cleanest Line: A Recreation Ecology Study of Rock Climbing in Rural Appalachia” at… Continue Reading →

Schneider & Partin Present Findings at 2018 Rural Policy Research Institute Conference

Paige Schneider, Assistant Professor of Politics and Women’s & Gender Studies at Sewanee and Emily Partin, Family Resource Center Director for Grundy County, TN Schools and Director of Discover Together, traveled to Washington D.C. to present their work on post-secondary… Continue Reading →

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 →

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