Congrats May Graduates

We are so proud of of our May graduates! Congratulations on all of your hard work. Daisy Bruce of Troy, Alabama is graduating with a double major in Southern Studies and Political Science with Cum Laude honors. Danielle Buckingham  of Louisville, Mississippi is graduating with an M.A. in Southern Studies. Her thesis “Good Love is

Journey to Commencement: Mattie Ford

Mattie Ford smiles as she throws the pages of her thesis in the air outside of the Honors College.

For Mattie Ford, a Tennessee native, using her hands to climb rock walls, dig vegetables & write intricate papers were all a way to grow both academically & professionally at UM’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Read about her Journey- https://bit.ly/3vtE32k  

Fall Documentary Showcase set for Dec. 2

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The Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s Documentary Showcase will take place at the Powerhouse.  Students from various disciplines enrolled in Southern Studies documentary courses and graduate students in both the M.A. and M.F.A. programs will present projects they have worked on this semester. This fall’s event promises to be the biggest one yet, with

Mississippi Creates: Schaefer Llana

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up for Mississippi Creates, an event that pairs musical performance with short documentary films providing a glimpse into the creative life and environments of two local musicians; Tyler Keith and Schaefer Llana. This pair of films are part of a larger

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

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