Study the South is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, online journal, published and managed by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.

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Study the South Calls for Submissions:
“The South and a Nation in Crisis”

Study the South ( is interested in scholarship that couples the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with the current national protest movement against racial violence as a lens to examine the past and present culture of the South. Topics for consideration could include but not be limited to healthcare and economic inequality, civil rights and racial violence, and political power and white privilege.

We welcome a variety of thoughtful responses to how we understand, live in, and respond to the changing South. Proposals for essays, curated roundtable conversations, video and photography projects, interviews, activist projects, and pedagogical reflections are welcome.

Contact James G. Thomas, Jr. at to submit proposals or complete works, or for more information.

About the Journal

The journal, founded in 2014, exists to encourage interdisciplinary academic thought and discourse on the culture of the American South, particularly in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, music, literature, documentary studies, gender studies, religion, geography, media studies, race studies, ethnicity, folklife, and art.Study the South publishes a variety of works by institutionally affiliated and independent scholars. Like the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Study the South embraces a diversity of media, including written essays with accompanying audio, video, and photography components; documentary photography; and video projects.