Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice: Shannon Bell

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Core Faculty, Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program
  • American Studies
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Sociology
1567 Patterson Office Tower

Shannon Bell, an assistant professor of sociology with strong interests in the Appalachian region, has written a book called Our Roots Run Deep As Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. In addition to her book, Bell has done a 'photo-voice' project to help residents advocate for their communities, and given students opportunities to create positive change in their own lives and across campus. In this podcast, Bell talks about the book and other recent projects. 

(Update - September 15, 2014) - Bell's book has been receiving many accolades and awards - among them:

-2014 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award;
-2014 Silver Medal Winner for the Nautilus Book Awards;
-2014 Runner-up for the Green Book Festival

Bell is also a co-director of Greenhouse, a new living-learning community that engages students in learning about many aspects of the local environment, all in the context of sustainability. Greenhouse opened its doors this fall in Woodland Glen II, one of the brand new residential life buildings at UK. 

More info about Bell's involvement with Greenhouse can be found here:
Fresh Perspective - Podcast
Inside Greenhouse - Video

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman. 


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