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Shannon Elizabeth Bell

Shannon Elizabeth Bell is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice.

Titles by This Author

The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

In the coal-mining region of Central Appalachia, mountaintop-removal mining and coal-industry-related flooding, water contamination, and illness have led to the emergence of a grassroots, women-driven environmental justice movement. But the number of local activists is small relative to the affected population, and recruiting movement participants from within the region is an ongoing challenge.