KENTUCKY ISSUES & TOPICS EXPERTS AT UK

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.


Categories:


Appalachian Studies

Mary Anglin, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1051
E-mail: mary.anglin@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Medical anthropology
    Breast cancer/reproductive health
    Women's health, with emphasis on reproductive cancers and HIV
    Cultural anthropology
    Gender
    Political economy
    Appalachia and U.S., Latin America
    Ethnographic research in North America: rural Southern Appalachia, urban West Coast of the U.S.
    Culture, power and political economies
    The intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class and (trans)nationality
    Environmental contamination and risks to health and livelihood

Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6883
E-mail: shannon.eliz.bell@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Environmental sociology
    Gender and social movements
    Barriers to local participation in the environmental justice movement that has risen up against mountaintop removal mining in Central Appalachia

Dwight Billings, Professor, Department of Sociology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4412
E-mail: billing@pop.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Social inequality
    Appalachian and regional studies
    Poverty
    Sociological theory
    The sociology of religion

Ron Eller, Associate Professor, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6857
E-mail: eller@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Appalachian history, politics and culture

Gurney Norman, Associate Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 1154
E-mail: gnorman@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Fiction
    Film
    Literary and cultural history of the Appalachian Region

Karl Raitz, Professor, Department of Geography
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6948
E-mail: gegraitz@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. American landscapes, historical geography, U.S., Appalachia, photography and geography, visual methods

Shaunna Scott, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6882
E-mail: shaunna.scott@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Social inequality
    Gender
    The politics of identity and commemoration
    Participatory action research and social movements in Appalachia and Northern Ireland
    Understanding and promoting democratic practices and social justice projects in conflictual, stratified, rural contexts

Frank X. Walker, Associate Professor, Department of English, Director, African American and Africana Studies Research Program
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 1634
E-mail: fxwalker2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Affrilachian Poetry
    African American Studies
    Poetry

Arts & Culture

Clyde Carpenter, Professor, School of Architecture, College of Design
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3651
E-mail: arc104@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Historic Preservation
    Modern House in Kentucky

David Mohney, Professor, School of Architecture, College of Design
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-2538
E-mail: mohney@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Kentucky architecture
    Louisville architecture
    Lexington architecture

Ron Pen, Professor of Musicology, Director of John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8183
E-mail: ron.pen@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Appalachian Music
    Country Music
    John Jacob Niles

Julie Riesenweber, Assistant Professor, Department of Historic Preservation, College of Design
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4624
E-mail: jriesen@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Kentucky architecture 1780-1860

Economic Development

Susan Roberts, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2399
E-mail: sueroberts@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Global political economy
    Geography of financial capital
    Development
    Feminist theories
    The Caribbean

History

Reinette Jones, Librarian, Nunn Center, Special Collections
Contact Phone: 859-257-6042
Email: rjones@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. African American Library History in Kentucky
    Researching the History of African Americans in Kentucky
    Notable Kentucky African Americans Database

Kopana Terry, Program Manager, National Digital Newspaper Program for Kentucky
Contact Phone: 859-338-1872
Email: klterr0@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Historic and Contemporary Kentucky Newspapers

Kentucky Politics

Al Cross, Associate Extension Professor and Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community issues
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3744
E-mail: acros3@email.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Community journalism
    Rural journalism
    Newspapers

Rural Medicine

 


Violence Against Women

Carol E. Jordan, Assistant Provost, Director, Center for Research on Violence Against Women
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2737
E-mail: carolj@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Issues related to domestic violence (intimate partner violence)
    Rape
    Stalking
    Homicide
    Legal issues associated with violence against women
    Legislative reform
    Campus victimization
    State and legislative policy

Updated December 5, 2013 by Web Administrator