How do coal-mining communities and their cultures survive once the coal industry moves on? Hansell’s book “After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales,” forthcoming from WVU Press, explores this issue.
Dr. Lynne Getz, professor of history at Appalachian, is the recipient of the Western Association of Women Historians’ Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize for her book “Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers.”
Dr. Rachel Smith, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, joins a group of scientists in “The Most Unknown” — a documentary film investigating questions that have fueled scientific inquiry for generations.
“Climate change, population, and poverty: vulnerability and exposure to heat stress in countries bordering the Great Lakes of Africa” — co-authored by Appalachian professor Anton Seimon — was recently published in the journal Climate Change.
E-magazine Shelf Unbound recognizes “Train Wreck Earth” among its top 100 Best Indie Books of 2018. Appalachian Professor Emeritus Dr. Harvard Ayers co-authored the novel, which addresses climate change.
“Summoning the Dead: Essays on Ron Rash” is the first book-length collection of scholarship on professor and award-winning author Ron Rash. The volume was co-edited by Appalachian professor Zack Vernon.
Appalachian sociology professors Cameron Lippard and Pavel Osinsky, along with Lon Strauss, co-authored “War: Contemporary Perspectives on Armed Conflicts around the World,” a new textbook examining interdisciplinary perspectives on war.
“The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Consumption,” co-authored by Pia Albinsson, marketing professor at Appalachian, and B. Yasanthi Perera, explores collaborative consumption and the rise of the ‘sharing economy.’
Simon & Schuster announces the publication of “Small Treasons,” the fifth novel by Mark Powell, assistant professor of creative writing and contemporary fiction in Appalachian's Department of English. “Small Treasons” tells the story of an American marriage on the verge of rupture, spinning an all-too-current tale of the world we live in and the world we fear—and how we may not be able to tell the two apart.