Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress (SWAP)

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

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"