Pandemic Views of North Mississippi

A virtual exhibit of a collection of photographs by students enrolled in Southern Studies Documentary Fieldwork (SST 534) class at the University of Mississippi. Students in the class, taught by David Wharton, were Annemarie Anderson, Eli Buguey, Parker Galloway, and Shea Stewart. Local Life, Interrupted: Pandemic Views of Northern Mississippi from UM Southern Studies on

Tyler Keith earns M.F.A. degree

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As a musician, Tyler Keith’s love of music was bound to be a part of his graduate studies. During his time in the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Expression program, he looked at the intersection of gospel and blues in the North Mississippi Hill Country and how locality is

Graduation Spotlight: Three Southern Studies Majors

Graduates, their families and guests are invited to participate in a live, virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – Claire Francis always knew she wanted to attend the University of Mississippi, she just wasn’t sure what to study. After changing her major from international studies to civil engineering,

Center work-study students set to graduate

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Each semester, two work-study students are employed at the Center for the Study for the Southern Culture to help with various tasks. For the past two years, Samantha Henderson has been a familiar face in the lobby, and Naiome Young started this past fall. On May 9, both of them are

Finding vision everywhere: Zaire Love earns M.F.A. degree

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary How can someone you’ve never met be an inspiration? Just ask Zaire Love, who defended her thesis April 29 for her M.F.A. in Documentary Expression degree. For her, the death of a musician in California influenced her work on a personal level in Mississippi Rapper, entrepreneur, and activist Nipsey Hussle

Hilary Word tackles post-soul supernatural and futuristic worlds

Second M.A. student defends her thesis remotely Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Southern Studies master’s student Hilary Word has been considering the supernatural and futuristic worlds through the lens of literature for years. Word’s thesis “Post-Soul Speculation: An Exploration of Afro-Southern Speculative Fiction,” looks at the genre of fiction that encompasses works where the setting