Dorothy Allison - http://www.dorothyallison.net/
Nikky Finney - http://nikkyfinney.net/
Authors: Mann, Jeff.
Source: Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide; Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p19-21, 3p
The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia program was made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1996. The program was established to research and promote research on the various aspects of the people, cultures, and lives within the Appalachian region. The programs success continued with a second grant by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2000 that allowed it to continue its outstanding work. In December of 2003, CSEGA was awarded another grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue their work. The programs accomplishments have included sponsoring 10 scholars in residence, 7 scholar affiliates, and hosting 2 conferences.