Research Interests: Food, political economy, Appalachia
Bio: I'm a first generation student from Pulaski, Virginia. I first became interested in food studies during undergrad when I worked on a project related to food insecurity on college campuses. That interest evolved into my current research on food and Dollar General. For my master's thesis, I examined the relationship between food, Dollar General, and Central Appalachia as an example of accumulation by dispossession.
Presentations: "Feeding the Family: Dollar General and Food Access in Central Appalachia" Presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Virtual
"#BlueWave: Liberal Paternalism in the 2020 Kentucky Senate Election.” Presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association, Virtual
“The Sexualization of Appalachian Women.” Presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association, Asheville, NC
Quote: "I'm skeptical that you could, yet intrigued that you may." - Dale Gribble