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185 Contributors L a u r a A l l e n received her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology in 2009 from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College. At Ohio University , in addition to her cultural anthropology coursework, she focused on Japanese, environmental studies, and Appalachian studies. Her departmental honors thesis on environmental advocacy in Appalachia is titled “Stand Up and Fight: Ideologies of Anti-mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Activists in West Virginia.”Since 2009 she has been working in rural Japan as an assistant language teacher at two junior high schools, four elementary schools, and a kindergarten. B r i a n B l a c k is professor of history and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, where he currently serves as head of the Division of Arts and Humanities. His research emphasis is on the landscape and environmental history of North America, particularly in relation to the application and use of energy and technology. He is the author or editor of several books, including the award-winning Petrolia: The Landscape of America’s First Oil Boom ( Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) and the forthcoming Contesting Gettysburg: Preserving a Cherished American Landscape. Currently, he is writing about twentieth-century petroleum consumption. G e o f f B u c k l e y has a joint appointment in geography and environmental studies at Ohio University. He is the author of Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company, 1910–1945 (Ohio University Press, 2004) and America’s Conservation Impulse: A Century of Saving Trees in the Old Line State (Center for American Places, 2010). Over the years his articles have appeared in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Historical Geography, Geographical Review, Urban Ecosystems, Maryland Historical Magazine, Appalachian Journal, and the Encyclopedia of Energy. A native of northwest Georgia, D o n a l d E d w a r d D a v i s is a former professor of sociology at Dalton State College in Dalton,Georgia.The author of six books, Davis has published numerous articles in such journals as Environmental Ethics, The Ecologist, and the Utne Reader. He has also been a research Contributors 186 assistant and consultant to the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington , D.C., collaborating there with Jeremy Rifkin on the book Biosphere Politics: A New Consciousness for the 21st Century (Crown, 1991). A Fulbright fellow, Professor Davis has lectured widely in the United States and abroad, including France, Romania, Ukraine, England, and the Czech Republic. He was coordinating director of the Jacques Ellul Society and has more recently served on the board of directors of The American Chestnut Foundation. His books include Voices from the Nueva Frontera: Latino Immigration in Dalton, Georgia (University of Tennessee Press, 2009), Homeplace Geography: Essays for Appalachia (Mercer University Press, 2006), Southern United States: An Environmental History (ABC-CLIO, 2006), the award-winning Where There Are Mountains: An Environmental History of the Southern Appalachians (UGA Press, 2000), and Ecophilosophy: A Field Guide to the Literature (R. and E. Miles, 1989). W r e n K r u s e graduated from Ohio University, in 2009, with a master’s degree in environmental studies. Her work on Mountain Justice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia heightened her awareness of the legal implications resulting from the environmental justice movement and motivated her to pursue her present career path. She currently resides in Connecticut and will graduate with her law degree in 2012. As part of her future legal practice she plans to advocate for wiser and more effective environmental regulation and animal welfare laws. N a n c y I r w i n M a x w e l l is a surveillance epidemiologist trained in environmental health. She is currently the director of the Communications and Dissemination Core of the Partners in Health and Housing Prevention Research Center at the Boston University School of Public Health. During her first nine years at BUSPH, she taught both environmental health and surveillance methods, and is the author of an introductory textbook, Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World ( Jones and Bartlett, 2009). As a staff scientist at the nonprofit Silent Spring Institute from 1996 through 2000, she directed an intensive breast cancer surveillance effort on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. C h a d M o n t r i e is a professor in the History Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches courses on U.S. History, American...


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