Center Welcomes Catarina Passidomo, New Professor of Foodways

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The University of Mississippi has hired Catarina Passidomo to join the faculty with a joint appointment in Southern Studies and sociology and anthropology. Beginning in the fall semester of 2014, Passidomo—who will claim an office in Barnard Observatory—will teach foodways courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

June Issue of Living Blues Magazine on Newstands

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The June issue of Living Blues features a cover story on guitarist Roy Lee Johnson, a central figure in the 1960s Georgia blues scene who is releasing his first record in 15 years later this year. Inside the magazine are articles on Johnny Drummer, Vernon Garrett, Tommie “T-Bone” Pruitt and Henry “Son” Simms, a blues… Read More >

Watch Charles Reagan Wilson’s Last Lecture

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Retiring professor Charles Reagan Wilson delivered the Mortar Board Last Lecture, which represents the last lecture of the academic year, on Friday, May 2.  The lecture was titled “Whose South? Lessons from Studying the South at the University of Mississippi.” Watch the lecture here: Charles Reagan Wilson, “Whose South? Lessons from Studying the South at… Read More >

Charles Reagan Wilson Retires

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Charles Reagan Wilson brought together everything from Hank Aaron to Zydeco as coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and now his final chapter at the University of Mississippi is complete. After 33 years as a history and Southern Studies professor, Wilson retired in May.