Kelly Spivey’s The Bake Sale thesis talk

Kelly Spivey presented her Southern Studies M.F.A. in Documentary Expression thesis project “The Bake Sale” at Oxford Community Farmers Market on July 6, 2021. “The Bake Sale” is an audio documentary about the rise in bake sales as a response to recent civil rights violations and police brutality across the United States. To listen to

Gimme the Beat!

Living Blues #273 is the third in the history of LB that is dedicated to drummers—looking at the important roles played by blues drummers, including the first two female drummers ever covered by the magazine. The ten artists anchor the backbeat of the genre. Artists featured include Rodd Bland, Jamiesa Turner, Joe “Iceman” Williams, Greg Gordon,

Natasha Trethewey to give inaugural Ann Abadie Lecture July 18

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference have joined together to create a lasting tribute to one of the founders of the Faulkner Conference. The new Ann Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies will take place annually at the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference as a tribute to Ann Abadie,

Simone Delerme receives one of six Achieving Equity Grants

The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff, and students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements in community and campus

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi,

Ralph Eubanks Receives Harvard Radcliffe Honor

UM professor and author plans to use fellowship to write a book examining the Delta Walking your dog can be a routine event, or it could be the exact time someone calls your cellphone from a prestigious university sharing the exciting news that you’ve been named a 2021 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. W.

Twice as Nice: Martha Grace Mize is first person to earn dual master’s degrees in Southern Studies and anthropology

If earning a graduate degree seems like a daunting task, imagine obtaining two at once. Martha Grace Mize accomplished this, and will be the first person to earn dual master’s degrees in Southern Studies and anthropology from the University of Mississippi. “I think the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of

Andrea Morales captures images of race and history with “Roll Down Like Water”

Andrea Morales used her photographic lens to focus on Memphis, Tennessee as a place of resistance. While working on her M.F.A. in Documentary Expression, she captured images regarding representation, race, history, and memory titled “Roll Down Like Water.” She successfully defended this thesis project April 19, with her committee W. Ralph Eubanks, visiting professor of

Christian Leus brings true crime to life with thesis project

While doing historical research on her hometown of Altheimer, Arkansas, Southern Studies graduate student Christian Leus stumbled across an article about a 19-year-old girl named Irene Taylor. The girl was murdered in 1939, with her body dumped into the bayou that runs through town. “It turns out, she was a distant cousin of mine!” Leus