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Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress (SWAP)

SWAP Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress 2022/23 

Wednesdays at 12:00 noon (except February 21 & April 13th) at the Appalachian Center & virtually via Zoom 

November 30, 2022 

Allen Fletcher, History, James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research "Women and Progressive-Era Education Reform: 1900-1940" 

Jed DeBruin, Geography, James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research "Sifting Through the Past: Black Farming Archives in Appalachian Kentucky"  

February 1, 2023 

Jennifer Cramer and Allison Burkette, Linguistics, "The Social Life of Appalachian Englishes - A Book Project" 

Mack Thompson, Anthropology, "Disabled in Kentucky Oral History Project" 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11:00a.m. 

Kathryn Engle, Sociology, Kathryn Newfont, History, Zada Komara, Honors, Lindsay Shade, Community and Leadership Development, "Reflections from the Teaching Mountains Conference: Forging International Connections in the French Alps" 

March 29, 2023 

Sarah Tomke, Forestry and Natural Resources, "Assessing Occupancy and the Current Distribution of Eastern Hellbenders in Kentucky using Environmental DNA" 

Courtney Martin, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, "Assessing Cancer Literacy and Risk Behaviors among Appalachian Kentuckians through an Oral History Approach" 

April 12, 2023 

Bonnie Lewis, Curriculum and Instruction, James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research, "Doing the Work: Inquiry and Equity Based Social Studies in Charged Classrooms" 

Megan Buland, Forestry and Natural Resources, Eller and Billings Student Research Award, "Exploration of the Plant-Fungal Symbiosis in White Fringeless Orchid - A Federally Threatened Species" 
 

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 11:00 am 

Chandana Mathur, Maynooth University 

 

The Spring 2022 SWAP dates and student presenters/topics were:

December 8th, 2022 https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vYGoPMy8SZiV9rHEQs4grA

  • KC Vick, Sociology, "Meaningful methods: Learning through community-based participatory action in a South Appalachian cancer cluster study"- 2021 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia
  • Courtney Martin, Biology (undergraduate), "Assessing Cancer Literacy and Risk Behaviors among Appalachian Kentuckians through an Oral History Approach"- 2021 Eller and Billings Student Research Award 

February 16th, 2022 https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kEqHiTPsShiL9QwTM356Nw

  • Madeline Dunfee, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, "The Influence of Social Networks on Appalachian Adults’ Type Two Diabetes Self-Management"- 2021 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research
  • Sarah Tomke, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, “Determining the Distribution of Eastern Hellbenders in Kentucky using Environmental DNA (eDNA) Methods”- 2021 Eller and Billings Student Research Award

March 2nd, 2022 https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t9HKdzhWRhiN6qDhtA38qQ

  • Emma Kiser, Department of History, "Protecting Old-Growth Forests in the Mountain South”- 2021 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia
  • Benjamin Rhodes Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, “An Evaluation of Red Spruce Reforestation on Mined Lands and Old Field Sites in the West Virginia Highlands” - 2021 Eller and Billings Student Research Award

March 30th, 2022 https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-4QK9veLSCqLeJjrjsI-SQ

  • Magenta Palo, School of Art & Visual Studies, Curatorial Studies, "Women's Work: Redefining Appalachian Traditions"
  • Forrest Yerman, Howard University, Department of English, "The Affrilachian Poets and An Affrilachian Renaissance"  

April 13th, 2022 https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bqXpCGM2T-Ooe-C6WZ59tQ

  • Zachary Hackworth, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, "A Five-Year Evaluation of Mammalian Herbivory Impacts on Surface Mine Reforestation Plantings in Southeastern Kentucky" - 2021 Eller and Billings Student Research Award
  • Briana Snyder, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, "Bat Foraging on West Virginia Mined Land Restored via the Forestry Reclamation Approach" - 2021 Eller and Billings Student Research Award

April 20th, 2022 https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gm7L1dC1RA-FGAWJrBUylg

  • Jeri K. Howell, Department of Community & Leadership Development, "Significant Life Experiences of Kentucky Youth Climate Activists"
  • Junyi Lv, USC Annenberg School for Communication, "How Places Argue: Coal Towns’ Multimodal Argumentation in Energy Transition"