Halfway through our spring 2020 semester, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Kentucky University extended spring break, transitioned classes to online and alternative platforms, moved students out of dorms, canceled all unncessary travel, brought home students from study abroad experiences, and suspended all research involving direct human contact. As the semester progressed, and in light of Governor Andy Beshear's directives, all non-life-sustaining businesses to in-person traffic were closed down, including our campus. Students, staff, and faculty were asked to complete our semester while sheltering in our homes.
Students in Anthropology 135 conducted oral histories using a set of interview questions that were collaboratively crafted by Dr. Stinnett, Dr. Lee, and the WKU archivists to address the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.
Professor: Dr. Ashley Stinnett
Submissions from 2020
Anthropology 135 - Melissa Ann (Luthart) Dennis Oral History, Melinda Allen
Anthropology 135 - Ashlee Bryan Oral History, Ashlee Nicole Bryan
Anthropology 135 - Josiah Thomas Fowler Oral History, Hannah Nicole Bush
Anthropology 135 - Alexandria Davis Oral History, Alexandria Davis
Anthropology 135 - Becky Kegley Oral History, Mindy Donsbach
Anthropology 135 - David Wesley Burke Oral History, Summer Catherine Gary
Anthropology 135 - Sophie Hayes Oral History, Anna Hayes
Anthropology 135 - Madeline Grace Allen Oral History, Lindy Michele Sipes
Anthropology 135 - Laurel Snyder Oral History, Noah Snyder
Anthropology 135 - Tristan Szymanski Oral History, Tristan Szymanski
Anthropology 135 - Darby Tassell Oral History, Darby Tassell