It’s been a while since my last post but not without reasons For starters, another wrestling season in the the books. The team had a pretty good run this year and I couldn’t be prouder. In other news, I finally closed on a house. Signed the papers on March 3rd (Friday), moved in over theContinue reading “Unpacking and Unpacking ASA”
The unofficial hiatus is over. I taught another class at the University of North Georgia, which was an absolute thrill. I finished up my first semester teaching at West Hall High School, another amazing experience. Additionally, I worked some on the side with friends on a new political blog/podcast. We’re still ironing out the kinksContinue reading “From the Holler!: New Year’s Edition”
I recently learned that my proposal to the 2016 Appalachian Studies Association Conference has been accepted. I have presented at this conference a few times over the past couple of years and it is a thrill every time. I have had the opportunity to read papers in front of academics in the field and to have prominent historians, such as Dr.Continue reading “39th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference”
One of the highlights of the Appalachian Studies Association Conference was the keynote speech given by Silas House. Silas is a national best selling writer, activist and professor at Berea College. His speech entitled, Our Secret Places in the Waiting World: Becoming a New Appalachia, was a truly uplifting and motivating speech.
About two months ago, Jonathan Winskie and I began planning a session for the 37th annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference. We decided to go with the format of three presenters and one commentator. Unable to find a third presenter locally, Jonathan put out a call on H-Net and various other networking sites. He receivedContinue reading “Headed Back to the ASA”