2017 SST Paper and Project Awards Announced

Image-1Today 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, Catarina Passidomo, instructor

Michael George Holman, Jr., Coterie Award for undergraduate scholarship in Southern Studies: “All Things Loved and Unlovable’: Discovering Southern Identity in Black Migration Novels,” an honors thesis directed by Jay Watson

Will Palmer, English graduate student, Peter Aschoff Award, “‘Sound’- A Keyword for Southern Studies,” a paper in English 776, Katie McKee, instructor

Chris Colbeck, the Sarah Dixon Pegues Award in Southern Music for his thesis documentary film, “Southern Sound and Space,” Andy Harper, director

Abby Huggins, the Ann Abadie Prize for Documentary Work for her MA thesis, “Before Me, After Me, Through Me: Stories of Food and Community in Eastern Kentucky,” Catarina Passidomo, director

Lauren Veline, Sue Hart Prize for a Gender Studies paper, for her MA thesis, “Object of Your Rejection: The Symbolic Annihilation and Recuperation of Queer Identities in Country Music,” directed by Darren Grem

Jacqui Sahagian, Lucille and Motee Daniels award for the best paper by a 1st year MA student in Southern Studies, for two papers on contemporary blues production

Abby Huggins and Lauren Veline share the Lucille and Motee Daniels Award for the best MA thesis