Layne Amerikaner

Layne Amerikaner is a communications specialist at People For the American Way in Washington, DC.

Listed in: Women’s Studies · Anthropology




Finalist for the 2015 Weatherford Award

Thinking Outside the Girl Box · Teaming Up with Resilient Youth in Appalachia
By Linda Spatig and Layne Amerikaner

Written in an accessible, engaging style and drawing on collaborative ethnographic research that the girls themselves helped conduct, Thinking Outside the Girl Box tells the true story of an innovative program determined to challenge the small, disempowering “boxes” girls and women are so often expected to live in.

“Written with great tenderness and insight, this book portrays West Virginia through the eyes of those who seldom appear in the literature about Appalachia: rural girls.”

Barbara Ellen Smith, co-editor of Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia