Jodi Skipper, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies, chats with David Wharton, Director of Documentary Studies.

Throughout its history, the Center’s academic program has been the foundation of its work. Undergraduate students may pursue a major or minor in Southern Studies, and the Master of Arts program in Southern Studies remains the only M.A. program of its kind in the world.  Students take a combination of Southern Studies courses and those in other fields aligned with their scholarly interests, receiving a truly interdisciplinary degree.

Southern Studies faculty typically have a joint appointment in Southern Studies and another field, such as English, History, Sociology, or Anthropology.

Since the 1980s over 300 students have completed Southern Studies degrees, and many more University of Mississippi students have taken Southern Studies classes.