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Researching Land Ownership in Appalachia: A Discussion with Shaunna Scott

Dr. Shaunna Scott was interviewed by a filmmaker and community activist about a proposed, community-based, participatory action research study of land ownership and taxation in Appalachia. In the interview she discusses the original land ownership study, later published as Who Owns Appalachia in 1983, and the impact of that work. She argues for why the time is right for a new study of land ownership in the region.

UK Research Validates, Tweaks BMPs for Woodlands

By Carol Lea Spence

UK Students Create Elkhorn City Railroad Museum's Mobile Exhibit for Schools, Tourists

By Gail Hairston

Kentucky is privileged with a bounty of railroad museums and attractions, but the Elkhorn City Railroad Museum has a charm and history all its own.

UK’s Shaunna Scott Named a Weatherford Award Winner for Best Nonfiction Appalachian Book

Shaunna L. Scott, associate professor of sociology and director of the Appalachian Studies program at the University of Kentucky, is co-editor of a book chosen as the 2015 Weatherford Award winner for nonfiction.


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