Rockefeller Scholars

Between 1996 and 2003, CSEGA sponsored twelve Rockefeller Scholars. Each of these scholars completed research on the people, lives, and cultures in the Appalachian regions. The scholars are:

Dr. Rachel Jennings
Farmworkers, Coalminers, and Davy Crockett: Chicano/as and Appalachians in Popular Culture (2002)

Dr. Carol A. Mason
Textual Reproduction of Ethnicity in the Kanawha Valley: The 1974 Textbook Controversy Revisited (2002)

Karaleah S. Rechart, Ph.D.
Conflicts of Interests: Black Women’s Experiences in Contemporary Coal Industry Disputes (2001)

Ms. Carrie Kline
The Drag Gene: Appalachian Resiliency in Sexual Minorities (2001)

Dr. Rosemarie Mincey
Changing Fabrications: Lives of Appalachian and Latina Textile Mill Workers in Southern Appalachia (2000)

Dr. Ancella Bickley and Dr. Rita Wicks-Nelson
Life experiences of Older, Black West Virginia Teachers (Women) (1999)

Dr. Fred Barkey
Italian Coal Miners in the Southern West Virginia Mine Wars, 1902-1922 (1999)

Dr. Roberta M. Campbell
Appalachian Identity: Convergence of Gender and Cultural Heritage (1998)

Dr. Linda Tate
Blessed Assurance 1998

Dr. Susan and Mr. Geoff Eacker
Black Men, White Ladies, and Bluegrass Boys: A Gendered History of the Banjo in West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky 1997