ASPECT doctoral students Judson Abraham and Jordan Laney were participants in the Appalachian Studies Conference, which was held April 5–8 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Abraham presented “Corporatism in the Contemporary Appalachian Coal Industry.”

Laney organized and convened the panel titled “Conversations on Hope in a Hostile (Educational) Climate and Tools for Empowerment through Appalachian Studies: Part 1” and presented “Transgressing Disciplines: Teaching to Create Space for Place and Personhood in (Educational) Institutions.”