Ted Ownby, Center Director
662-915-5993 hsownby@olemiss.edu 209 Barnard Observatory

Ted Ownby is William Winter Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, teaching courses in history and Southern Studies. His book Hurtin’ Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press in the fall of 2018. He is the author of American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998 (1999) and Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 (1990) and editor of Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South (1993). He is the coeditor of the Mississippi Encyclopedia and writes and teaches classes on the social and cultural history of the American South.

Education

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
M.A. Johns Hopkins University
B.A. Vanderbilt University

Publications

  • American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998 (1999) 
  • Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 (1990)