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

Looking ahead to the Future of the South

Movement and Migration SouthTalks begin Feb. 20 Although the year 2020 seems futuristic in and of itself, faculty at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are looking beyond the present with a scholarly eye to the next 20 years and more. The Future of the South initiative focuses on the contemporary region and

5 upcoming SouthTalks focus on movement and migration

Five upcoming SouthTalks are part of the movement and migration series. All take place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. “We have designed the Center’s Future of the South Initiative to spotlight contemporary issues, but ones that have both deep roots in the region and the power to shape what life will be like

Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities

Major requirements adjusted and 100-level courses restructured in overhaul Written by By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – For ordinary University of Mississippi students considering a major that will make them extraordinary, Southern studies could be the one to help them stand out. Southern studies seeks to investigate, interpret, and document the American South in

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, alumni and documentarians in various fields. SouthTalks explore