About Rosie

Nora Rose (“Rosie”) Moosnick is a native Kentuckian and the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. She has a Ph.D. in sociology and has spent nearly two decades gathering stories of those who are invisible or hyper-visible but far from understood. She interviewed African American activists in Lexington, Kentucky not long after Rodney King. She focused on women on public assistance in rural Kentucky during welfare reform. White women who adopted children of another race and/or nationality interested her in her first book, Adopting Maternity (Praeger 2004). Her intention always has been to tell the stories of those who are often misunderstood or missing in popular renderings.

You can find her teaching part-time at the University of Kentucky or with her husband, two kids, and two dogs in Lexington, KY.

Contact Rosie at rosie@ethnickentuckian.com