The Center is pleased to award fourteen graduate and undergraduate research grants and fellowships for research projects on a full range of topics that address the U.S. South in all its diversities and complexities.
Our ten Summer Research Grant recipients, who come from the departments of Folklore, History, Nutrition, Political Science, and Religious Studies, are already hard at work on their projects. They will continue to meet as the Southern Research Circle working group throughout the coming academic year, bridging departments with conversations, workshops, and programs designed to foster interdisciplinary thinking and support for research on the South. Read more about their amazing projects below. The Summer Research Grants were funded through the generosity of Olivia Delacruz.
We are delighted to announce that Emily Wallace is joining the Center for the Study of the American South as Director of Communications for the Center and Deputy Editor for Southern Cultures.
Emily holds a B.A. in art and creative writing from Emory & Henry College, a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.A. in folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a chief contributor to the IndyWeek and has written and illustrated work for other publications including the Oxford American, GOOD, Culture, Gravy, and Our State. In 2013, Wallace served as a judge for the Book Awards committee of the James Beard Foundation.
Readers of the South are likely already familiar with some of her excellent work. Emily brings a wealth of experience and talent as a writer, editor, and artist, and we are so pleased to welcome her in this position.
Event details here.
Join us at the Center for the Study of the American South to hear “What’s Up Down South.” Our next What’s Up Down South lecture will occur Tuesday, May 21, from 12:30pm until 1:30pm with Professor Richard H. King, who will share with us his research on Hannah Arendt and the pertinence of her work to the history of twentieth century southern writing.
Come, bring a bag lunch (if you’d like), and learn with us!
We hope to see y’all here!
On May 5th, CSAS is cosponsoring the premiere of the documentary about the life of our friend Elizabeth Spencer. See the event page for more details!
Join us for memories, hors d’oeuvres, and cake in celebration of CSAS’s 20th Birthday at 5:00 followed by Music on the Porch at 5:30! Details here.