Student Summer Spotlight

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Name: Macey Hall 
Hometown: Middlesboro, KY
Major: M.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Macey Hall earned both her undergraduate Criminal Justice degree and her Master’s Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from EKU.  She is from Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a proud 5th generation Appalachian.  Recently, Macey defended her thesis, “Prison siting in Appalachia: Carceral expansion, neoliberalism, and environmental harm”, where she examined a federal prison proposal in Letcher County, KY and the neoliberal strategies that link economic growth with mass incarceration and prison expansion. She presented her findings at the Appalachian Studies Conference in Asheville, North Carolina.

Reflecting on her experience at EKU, Macey said, “My time at Eastern has given me such invaluable experience going into my doctoral program. My professors are always happy to discuss my career and the fact that they’re at the top of their respective fields really translates in the classroom. I had countless opportunities to go to conferences and work on research projects with them as well. I couldn’t imagine getting my master’s degree from anywhere else.”

In the fall, she will begin her doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the Department of Sociology.

Published on August 01, 2019