Rural Studies


The focus of the Rural Studies interest group is to (1) facilitate the multidisciplinary research and study of rurality and (2) connect scholars interested in rural issues to share information and promote collaborative endeavors.



Chair: Kate MacTavish
Co-Chair: Loka Ashwood


2012 Paper Sessions:

Rural Resilience and Sustainability

Local Food and Agriculture

Redirection and Rebellion: Historical Perspectives on the Rural

Changing Notions of Community

The Organization of Change

Grounding Innovation

Representations of Rurality