Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia by Shannon Bell, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, published by the MIT Press in 2016, received the Gerald L. Young Book Award in Human Ecology from the Society for Human Ecology.

In addition, Bell published “Indigenous Social Movements in Mountain Regions,” Global Mountain Regions: Conversations Toward the Future, ed. Ann Kingsolver and Sasikumar Balasundaram (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2018), pp. 83–118, with Carmen Martínez Novo, Subhadra Mitra Channa, Annapurna Devi Pandey, and Luis Alberto Tuaza Castro.