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Kathryn Newfont

Kathryn Newfont
Kathryn Newfont is a doctoral student in U.S. History at UNC-CH and a long-time SOHP team member. She began working with the program on the Women's Leadership and Grassroots Activism Project and is currently the project coordinator for the "Listening for a Change" initiative on "Environmentalism, Forests and Communities" in Western North Carolina. Newfont is completing her dissertation, "Moving Mountains: Forest Politics and Commons Culture in Western North Carolina, 1964-1994," which documents how changes in forest usage have reshaped the region's landscape. She was awarded the Peace Sullivan Dissertation Fellowship from UNC-CH's Graduate School in 2000 and was invited to join the Graduate School's Royster Society of Fellows.

Oral History Publications

  • "Grassroots Environmentalism: Origins of the Western North Carolina Alliance," Appalachian Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Fall 1999.

The Southern Oral History Program
(a component of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South)
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