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News Posted on February 16, 2017

Professor Pruitt Comments on Economic Problems of Rural Areas for Equal Voice News

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt commented on the economic problems facing America’s rural areas for an article in Equal Voice News.  The lack of economic diversification is often a key problem, Pruitt said.

“In Appalachia, that lack of economic diversification is wrapped up with the dominance of coal, and so whenever anything threatens the coal industry, then that threatens further economic collapse,” she said.

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.