Appalachian Research at UK

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center strives to become a premier source of Appalachia-related scholarship for the campus, the region, the nation and the world. Researchers from over 40 departments are engaged in research addressing a wide range of social, environmental, and economic issues in the region.

Popular topics:  Agriculture  |  Coal  |  Education  |  Environment  |  Health and Medicine  |  Poverty  |  Women

Appalachian Research Around Campus: Just Added

In his MA thesis, Social Capital, Solidarity, and Cohort Effect—An Analysis of the Production of Social Capital Among Union Members in Harlan County, Kentucky , Feng Hao utilized a series of oral histories from the Appalachia Oral History Project, housed in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at UK.  His paper won the $500 "Best Paper" prize at the 2011 Appalachian Research Community Symposium.

In her MA thesis, 'Obtuse Women': Venereal Disease Control Policies and Maintaining a 'Fit' Nation, 1920-1945, Ashley Sorrell utilized the Linda Neville papers, which are part of the University of Kentucky’s extensive Appalachian Collection.  Sorrell describes how these materials helped shape her research.