Appalachian Studies

Watauga Residential College students partner with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture through Appalachian Regional Commission student research training grant
Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Jessica Martell's first-year Watauga Residential College students successfully participated in this year's Appalachian Teaching Project, a student...

College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) for the COVID Experience category as a Gold medal winner. Photo by Mike Belleme.

Jesse Barber wins College Photographer of the Year for COVID Experience category
Nov 2, 2021

Jesse Barber, self-designed Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in documentary studies in Appalachia and...

Jesse Barber, an Appalachian State University senior from Sawmills, is pursuing a self-designed B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in documentary studies in Appalachia and a minor in sustainable development. Photo by Mike Belleme

Mountaineer photographer Jesse Barber focuses on storytelling
Apr 20, 2021

World traveler, writer, photographer, volunteer and passionate environmentalist — at 28, Jesse Barber is just getting started.A native of Sawmills, ...

Dr. Katherine Ledford. Photo Submitted

Dr. Katherine Ledford recognized with 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award
Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor in the University’s Appalachian studies program, received the 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award for her book titled ...

Laura Johnston ’99, ’19 in Alberta, Canada while on a trip partially funded by a College of Arts and Sciences SAFE grant. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Laura Johnston ’99, ’19, Appalachian Studies
Mar 4, 2021

Laura Johnston was a graduate student from Deep Gap, N.C. Two time Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient Projects: ...

Dr. Jessica Martell is an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Appalachian Studies.

CAS Zoomer Series: Contested Cuisines - Southern and Appalachian Foodways
Feb 19, 2021

In this presentation, Dr. Jessica Martell and Dr. Zackary Vernon will examine the dynamic foodways of Appalachia and the U.S. South. While s...

Appalachian alumna Robyn Seamon ’11 ’18, who holds a B.S. in nursing and an M.S. in Appalachian studies from Appalachian. She owns Appalachian Healthcare Training and Consulting, through which she provides cultural sensitivity training to health care providers in the Southern Appalachian region. Photo submitted

App State alumna helps the medical community understand Appalachian culture
Jul 8, 2019

When Robyn Seamon ’11 ’18 enrolled at Appalachian State University to pursue a B.S. in nursing (RN–BSN) degree after years of working ...

Appalachian Reckoning - Book discussion with author Meredith McCarroll
Mar 29, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 20196 p.m.Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 421This event is free and open to the campus and communityBook Discussion wi...

Tom Hansell on location

Faculty Author Spotlight with Tom Hansell, Appalachian Studies
Mar 13, 2019

After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and WalesTom Hansell - Center for Appalachian StudiesThursday, March 21, 20196 p.m.Reich College of Educ...

Appalachian Studies faculty member at Appalachian State University attracts global interest with film “After Coal”

Appalachian Studies faculty member at Appalachian State University attracts global interest with film “After Coal”
Jan 5, 2018

Appalachian Studies faculty member and documentary filmmaker Tom Hansell will present, on two continents this spring, “After Coal” a feature lengt...