MFA student to show film at Indie Grits Film Festival

Zaire Love, a first-year student earning her MFA in Documentary Expression, applied for the Indie Grits grant in December and was awarded $1,000 to create a film about the rural south. Only nine people were chosen out of several applicants to receive this grant. This grant helped her extend her original one-minute film, TREES. “Being able… Read More >

Zaire Love to present TEDx talk March 6

Written by Jackson Olstad     A true hero is defined by virtue and accomplishments, and role models give people their own identity and moral compass for life. Zaire Love will educate the Oxford community on two influential figures in Southern history that everyone can look up to at her upcoming TEDx talk. The TEDx University… Read More >

Ethnohistorian focuses on 18th century conflict between Creek Indians and white settlers

Joshua S. Haynes presents this week’s Brown Bag Lecture at noon February 13. Haynes is an ethnohistorian at the University of Southern Mississippi who researches, publishes, and teaches early American and Native American history focusing on themes such as colonialism, violence, and state formation. His book, Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia… Read More >

Harker to discuss “The Lesbian South”

Jaime Harker’s Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, February 6 will be about her new book, The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon. Harker is a professor of English and the director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, where… Read More >

Black women in financial industry topic of Wednesday lecture

Shennette M. Garrett-Scott is an associate professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her work as a historian of gender, race, and business focuses on black women in the financial industry. Her Wednesday, Jan. 30 talk at noon will be on her forthcoming book Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance… Read More >

Diverse Slate of Spring Brown Bag Lectures Begins Today

Weekly sessions starting today cover topics from state politics and civil rights struggles to gay truckers and jazz Written by Rebecca Lauck Cleary The Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture continues this spring with topics ranging from Brazilian dance to gay truck… Read More >

Get your master’s degree in Southern Studies

The University of Mississippi had the first MA program in Southern Studies, with the first students entering the program in 1986. The Southern Studies graduate program is a two-year interdisciplinary program, with faculty in literature, history, sociology, anthropology, music, foodways, religion, documentary studies, and other fields. Set in the Center for the Study of Southern… Read More >