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Southern Register: Study the South Publishes New Essay

Study the South Publishes New Essay on the Economic South In this essay, “More Pricks Than Kicks: The Southern Economy in the Long Twentieth Century,” Peter A. Coclanis traces the evolution of the southern economy over the “long twentieth century,” which in his view began around 1865 and is not yet over. During this lengthy… Read More >

Southern Register: Class of 2020

Editor’s Note: As a result of the disruption and cancellation of Center events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring and summer, we have chosen to move the Southern Register to online publication for this Spring-Summer 2020 issue. We’ll return to our usual print publication this upcoming fall, but until then we’ll publish weekly stories… Read More >

Southern Register: Director’s Column

Editor’s Note: As a result of the disruption and cancellation of Center events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring and summer, we have chosen to move the Southern Register to online publication for this Spring-Summer 2020 issue. We’ll return to our usual print publication this upcoming fall, but until then we’ll publish weekly stories… Read More >

Graduation Spotlight: Three Southern Studies Majors

Graduates, their families and guests are invited to participate in a live, virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – Claire Francis always knew she wanted to attend the University of Mississippi, she just wasn’t sure what to study. After changing her major from international studies to civil engineering,… Read More >

Center work-study students set to graduate

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Each semester, two work-study students are employed at the Center for the Study for the Southern Culture to help with various tasks. For the past two years, Samantha Henderson has been a familiar face in the lobby, and Naiome Young started this past fall. On May 9, both of them are… Read More >

Alumni Zoom set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 8

A Southern Studies alumna from the class of 2011 had a grand idea to have the first Southern Studies Zoom-union. All past Southern Studies graduates with a B.A., M.A., or M.F.A. are invited along with former staff, faculty, and affiliated faculty. This virtual gathering will provide an opportunity to reconnect with classmates and professors and… Read More >

Finding vision everywhere: Zaire Love earns M.F.A. degree

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary How can someone you’ve never met be an inspiration? Just ask Zaire Love, who defended her thesis April 29 for her M.F.A. in Documentary Expression degree. For her, the death of a musician in California influenced her work on a personal level in Mississippi Rapper, entrepreneur, and activist Nipsey Hussle… Read More >

Hilary Word tackles post-soul supernatural and futuristic worlds

Second M.A. student defends her thesis remotely Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Southern Studies master’s student Hilary Word has been considering the supernatural and futuristic worlds through the lens of literature for years. Word’s thesis “Post-Soul Speculation: An Exploration of Afro-Southern Speculative Fiction,” looks at the genre of fiction that encompasses works where the setting… Read More >