James S. Brown Award

History of the Award:

The James S. Brown Award is given to honor the memory of Professor James S. Brown, a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Kentucky from 1946 to 1982, whose pioneering studies of society, demography, and migration in Appalachia (including his ethnography of “Beech Creek”) helped to establish the field of Appalachian Studies at U.K. and beyond.  This award supports graduate students research on the Appalachian region. 

The 2018 James S. Brown Award recipients:

Aaron Guest, Gerontology

Christopher Leadingham, History

Mauri Systo, Anthroplogy

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