Brown Bag Speaker Interviews by Grad Student Chris Colbeck

This school year, grad student Chris Colbeck, working with the Southern Documentary Project, has done a series of interviews with speakers following their Brown Bag talks. Interviews have included questions about research inspiration and methods, the role of the academy in understanding public policy, and teaching James Agee and Walker Evans. Below, interviews from our February Brown Bags.

Eric Weber – February 3

Dr. Eric Weber discusses his book Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South.

Ralph Eubanks – February 10

Ralph Eubanks gave a Brown Bag Lecture titled “Photography and Writing: How Visual Art Influences Narrative,” discussing the work of James Agee and Walker Evans.

Dave Tell – February 17

Dr. Dave Tell of the University of Kansas discussed his work on the Emmett Till Memory Project.