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EVENTS: Theresa Burriss Talk @ American Culture Week

On November 6, the American Studies Department was pleased to host a guest lecture on the topic “Appalachian-Carpathian Mountain Initiative” by Dr. Theresa Burriss, Chair of Appalachian Studies, Director of Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, Radford University, US.


The event was part of American Culture Week at the University of Bucharest, which was held on November 5-9, 2018.




Theresa L. Burriss has a BA from Emory University in Atlanta, an MS from Radford University, and a PhD from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. She serves as the Chair of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at Radford University. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Appalachian HeritageAppalachian Journal, Appalachian Voice, Journal of Appalachian Studies, and The New River Voice.  She has published several pieces of literary criticism on the Affrilachian Writers, including chapters in An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature (Ohio UP 2005) and Appalachia in the Classroom: Teaching the Region (Ohio UP 2013), for which she served as co-editor with Dr. Patricia Gantt. 

Theresa has collaborated with Professor of Dance, Deborah McLaughlin, on three Appalachian-themed dance/theater pieces, Eating Appalachia: Selling Out to the Hungry Ghost, Sounds of Stories Dancing, and Shadow Waltz. 

She teaches classes on Appalachian literature, Appalachian cultural and social capital, and Appalachian social and environmental justice issues. As a part of her community outreach, Theresa serves as a cultural consultant for the Community Health Center of the New River Valley and provides Appalachian cultural competency workshops throughout Southwest Virginia.


Theresa will return to Romania in the fall of 2019 as co-organizer of the Appalachian/ Carpathian International Conference Making Place: Transitional and Post-Industrial Development in Mountain Communities, Brasov and Petrosani, to be held on October 7-11, 2019.


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Theresa Burriss Talk @ American Culture Week
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