Southern Studies

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture, founded in the mid-1970s, is an educational institute at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and the first regional studies center in the country. The Center’s mission is to investigate, document, interpret, and teach about the American South through academic inquiry and publications, documentary studies of film, photography, and oral history, and public outreach programs. The cross-disciplinary Southern Studies faculty and the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are the core of the Center’s work.

Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications


Browse the Southern Studies Collections:

Black Families of Yalobusha County Oral History Project

Faculty Books

Graduate Theses in Southern Studies

Portraits of Southern Studies Graduates

Southern Documentary Project