Julia Maggard is First David Rouse Undergraduate Research Fellow

Jan. 23, 2017

Julia Maggard is First David Rouse Undergraduate Research Fellow

When Julia Maggard began thinking about possible research topics for her Honors Seminar, she was drawn to the story of moonshining in southwestern Virginia.  Having roots in the area and hearing stories of the traditions, Maggard was aware of the social, cultural, and economic influence of corn liquor.  In her Honors research project, she plans to conduct oral history interviews with those who were once connected with the production of moonshine in the past in addition to researching in other, more traditional sources.  If you have a moonshining story you would like to share with Julia, email her at jls7yb@uvawise.edu.