From left, Cora Bland, Sharmaine Ramirez, Shaylee Hodges, and Amanda Burroughs prepare for their presentation at the 2019 Student Engagement Forum Tuesday, April 23 in Heth Hall.
The foursome presented a summary of their involvement this semester with the Roots with Wings project in Floyd County.
Shaylee Hodges and Amanda Burroughs. Roots with Wings is an ongoing project offered each spring as SOCY 493, a 3-credit course which serves as an elective course in the Sociology major and is one way to fulfill the practice experience degree requirement.
Cora Bland and Sharmaine Ramirez. Radford students worked with Floyd County school teachers, employing cultural anthropology methodology to interview local residents about the history of their community, and documented the interviews through photographs, audio recordings, and transcriptions.
Roots with Wings Faculty Mentor Dr. Melinda Wagner documents the proceedings.
Roots with Wings 2019: Shaylee Hodges, Sharmaine Ramirez, Dr. Melinda Wagner, Cora Bland, Amanda Burroughs. The work produced through the Roots with Wings project is archived at the Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery in Floyd.
Amanda Burroughs soloed with a second presentation on the sexualization of women in Appalachia, a project she has been working on with the assistance of Faculty Mentor Dr. Aysha Bodenhamer.
Visual Sociology students presented posters of their research projects on the second day of the Student Engagement Forum--Wednesday, April 24--in Kyle Hall. Above, Molly Mattox (right) discusses her poster with Dr. Wagner.