Megan Paulson

"My area of interest and dissertation topic is "Culture as an educative factor in identity development: Black Appalachia 1940-1970".

Megan Paulson’s educational and pedagogical area of interest as well as her research direction is informed by having been born and raised in small-town Appalachia. There she witnessed first-hand the ways in which culture, race, class, and educational opportunities intersect and define one’s world and self-view and how opportunities, advantages, and disadvantages have become systemic and ingrained.

Ms. Paulson devotes her life, scholarship, and teaching to exploring, illuminating, and breaking down the stereotypes, and racial and class animus that have defined American history and society.

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