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Emma V. Kelly

M.A. Student


Preferred pronouns: she/her

Subdiscipline: Cultural Anthropology


Iā€™m an M.A. student with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology currently studying human rights in Appalachia. I received my B.A. from the University of Tennessee in 2019 with a concentration in Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights. During my undergraduate career, I worked in the archaeology lab under Dr. Kandace Hollenbach, as well as volunteering at the Forensic Anthropology Center and in the Skeletal Collection. My specific areas of interest are environmental justice and power, labor and resistance in coal towns in Central Appalachia.


Environmental justice, agency, Appalachia, community, identity


B.A., University of Tennessee. Anthropology. 2019.

  • Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights

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Appalachian Studies Association

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