New Exhibit Features Work by Documentary Photography Students

Oxford, women, Nadia Alexis

The photographs in this exhibit are from last spring’s Southern Studies seminar in documentary photography taught by David Wharton. The students’ semester-long assignment was to construct a visual inquiry of north Mississippi, paying special attention to comparing some of the area’s small communities to bustling, college-town Oxford.

Ralph Eubanks to Serve as Visiting Professor at UM

BBL‹Ralph Eubanks

Alumnus and author will teach courses in Southern studies and English OXFORD, Miss. – Author and journalist Ralph Eubanks returns to the University of Mississippi this fall, this time as a visiting professor. The Mount Olive native will teach a Southern studies course this fall and an English course during the spring semester. His Southern… Read More >

2017 SST Paper and Project Awards Announced

Image-1

2017 SST Paper and Project Awards Announced Today at our annual Southern Studies Graduation Lunch honoring BA and MA graduates of the program, we announced paper and documentary projects awards. Kathryn James, Gray Award for undergraduate scholarship in Southern Studies: “African American Kitchen Workers in a University of Mississippi Greek House,” a SST 401 paper,… Read More >

Brian Foster’s SST 102: The Southern Protest Mixtape

15271902_10154193970906089_8537446886546681314_o

Brian Foster, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern Studies, is teaching Honors Southern Studies 102 this semester. The interdisciplinary course is structured as an examination of southern protest culture, and organized like a mixtape. See excerpts from his syllabus below. This is part of an occasional series in which we share syllabi from Southern Studies courses.

Grad Student Guest Post: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

image1-2

Graduate school comes to us all in different ways: you might read a book that piques your interest, you might have a passion for a particular cuisine, you might have a career goal that requires a higher degree. Or you could be like me, and apply to graduate school because you’re just not sure what’s coming next. Two years ago I was finishing up a student teaching internship that just wasn’t fitting and I found myself wondering what on earth would come next, often out loud and often to my dog.

Gilder-Jordan Lecture Recap: Edward L. Ayers

img_6481

Edward L. Ayers of the University of Richmond was our 2016 Gilder-Jordan Lecturer on Wednesday, September 7. The Gilder-Jordan lecturer spends the day with faculty and students from the Center and History Department before delivering the evening lecture.

First Center Documentary Workshop Introduces Filmmaking to Southern Studies Students

13923338_1265625646811420_4635815257389656299_o

First Center Documentary Workshop Introduces Filmmaking to Southern Studies Students The Center held its first Documentary Workshop for Southern Studies graduate students August 15-17. Over three days, incoming first years Rachel Childs and Victoria Deleone and second year Rebecca Lauck Cleary learned approaches to documentary fieldwork, how to compose and shoot an interview, and how… Read More >

On Violence in the South: Criminal Justice through the Civil Rights Era

Chief of police talking to CIO pickets outside a mill in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia

This week, in a response to violent events across the nation, the Center has shared a series of articles from the 2011 Violence volume of the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Today, we close the series with a look at criminal justice in the South through the civil rights era by Christopher Waldrep of San Francisco State University. So far this week we’ve featured entries on Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Jessie Daniel Ames, antilynching activism, and nonviolent protest.

On Violence in the South: Nonviolent Protest

Selma to Montgomery March, 1965. Courtesy Library of Congress.

As a response to violence and the issues it raises, and how people have opposed it, the Center is running a series of entries from the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture volume on Violence, published in 2011. So far this week we’ve featured entries on Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Jessie Daniel Ames, and antilynching activism. Today, an article by Charles Reagan Wilson on nonviolent protest.