August 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

Terman Continues on Steering Committee for Appalachian Studies Association

Rachel Terman in her Bentley Annex office

Dr. Anna Rachel Terman

Dr. Rachel Terman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio University, continues to serve as Membership Chairperson on the Steering Committee for the Appalachian Studies Association.

In this role, she is responsible for devising strategies to ensure that the membership base remains sustainable, engaged, and diverse. This year Terman led a successful effort to improve membership data collection through conference evaluations and surveys. She presented the findings at the annual Steering Committee retreat in Cincinnati in early July.

Terman teaches courses on Appalachia and social inequalities in the Sociology and Anthropology Department and as part of the Ohio University Wealth & Poverty theme. She has written about Appalachian identity as well as women farmers and sustainable agriculture.

The mission of the Appalachian Studies Association is to promote and engage dialogue, research, scholarship, education, creative expression, and action among a diverse and inclusive group of scholars, educators, practitioners, grassroots activists, students, individuals, groups and institutions. The organization is driven by a commitment to foster quality of life, democratic participation and appreciation of Appalachian experiences regionally, nationally and internationally.

The 2018 Appalachian Studies Association annual conference on “Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders” is April 5-8 in Cincinnati. This is the first time the conference has been held in Ohio since 2009. See more details and a preliminary call for participation. can be found here.

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