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  

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

Elliot Grime Explores the Cultural Landscape of Mississippi

Celebrating our latest Southern Studies thesis defender Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As an international graduate student, Elliot Grime wanted to learn about the culture of the South and better understand the region. For the past two years, he has taken documentary courses enabling him to get first-hand experience interacting with people, places, and the