WVU student researching social change in Appalachia

Pride in his Appalachian roots led West Virginia University junior Joshua Stuart to reclaim what it means to be Appalachian. Stuart, an interdisciplinary studies major in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences from Philippi, West Virginia will present research at the Appalachian Studies Association conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 5-8. His presentation focuses on queer culture in Appalachia, where he pulls perspectives from his background in creative writing, sociology and LGBTQ+ studies.

WVU researcher illuminating gender dynamics in 2018 election

Recent social movements, such as the women's march and #MeToo, have brought gender to the forefront of public discussion. Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, has been selected to contribute her expertise on gender in American politics to Gender Watch 2018, a non-partisan project dedicated to tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics in the 2018 election.

College of Media professor's work featured by Google for Black History Month

A worldwide audience can view a West Virginia University researcher's work on Appalachia's African American history on his virtual exhibit "Soldiers of the Coalfields: The Hidden Stories of Black Appalachians in WWI," one of 100 stories highlighted by the Google Cultural Institute in celebration of Black History Month.

Discovering the art of waste: WVU English professor named a fellow of the National Humanities Center

Stephanie Foote is the first West Virginia University faculty member to be chosen for a National Humanities Center Fellowship. Foote is in residence at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina, for the 2017-18 academic year while working on her book about waste. In “The Art of Waste: Narrative, Trash, and Contemporary Culture,” Foote plans to examine the role of garbage in narrating the relationship of American culture to environmental crisis.

WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.