Oxford Conference for the Book goes virtual this week

The Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, goes virtual this week. Five sessions are available to watch anytime here, with accompanying live Square Books events, including: Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. CST: A Live Square Books event on Zoom

Brian Foster to Give UM Humanities Lecture March 8

Brian Foster, who was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture next week. Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies, is planning his Humanities Council lecture “I Don’t Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening,” virtually at 4 p.m. March 8. To register for the

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominees announced

  There are many familiar names on the list of 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominees, including four with connections to Southern Studies. Brian Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies, for his non-fiction book “I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life“ Andrea Morales, producer/director

Brian Foster Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Foster enjoys designing courses to challenge and engage students Brian Foster is enjoying quite a successful conclusion to a wild ride of a year: the University of North Carolina published his book, he learned he would be co-editor of a prestigious sociology journal, and earned the honor of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. Foster, assistant professor

Upcoming October SouthTalks

The month of October includes a wide variety of SouthTalks, including a special Gilder-Jordan Lecture “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy” presented by Carol Anderson at 6 p.m. Oct. 13, and a Voting Rights and Community Activism series lecture “The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America Today” at 5 p.m.

SouthTalks Events Go Virtual

Speakers include Jelani Cobb, Carol Anderson, and Jacqueline Olive Register here to receive the free link for any Q&A Like everything else this fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s SouthTalks are different than normal due to COVID-19. This semester, all the events are online, so although they won’t take place in Barnard Observatory,

Jodi Skipper receives Diversity Innovator Award

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research Written By JB Clark The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching and research,

Reflections from the Field: Discovering International Memphis

Written by Simone Delerme “When I want to feel better, I drive down Summer Avenue. There I can see the past, present and future diversity and humanity of Memphis.” 1 I discovered Summer Avenue—a commercial district in Memphis, Tennessee—while working on an oral history project in 2016. I was interviewing Latino restaurant owners, workers, and