Graduate Theses in Southern Studies

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Body a Day: Constructing Deviance at the Mississippi State Asylum, Rachel Christine Childs

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How Sweet It Is: Swamp Pop Soda And Modern Day Sugar, Rebecca Lauck Cleary

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Small Batch: Women's Positions In Southern Craft Beverages, Victoria De Leone

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Marketing the Myth: The Racial Commodification and Reclaiming of Aunt Jemima, HOLLY ROBINSON

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The Same Old Blues Crap: Selling The Blues At Fat Possum Records, Jacqueline Sahagian

Down Under Punks And Dixie Rock: Reflections On Making The Documentary Film Chinese Whispers - Southern Roots In The Australian Swampy Sound, Gretchen Labudde Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Black Space On A White Campus; Exploring The Relationship Between African American Students And The Physical Structure Of The University Of Mississippi, Drew Ford

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Before Me, After Me, Through Me: Stories Of Food And Community In Eastern Kentucky, Abigail Myers Huggins

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Native Music And Regular Gigs: A History Of The Maple Leaf Bar, Pieter Frank Kossen

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Object Of Your Rejection: The Symbolic Annihilation And Recuperation Of Queer Identities In Country Music, Lauren Veline

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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"Trill of a Billion Eyes": The Prancing J-Settes, Mary Paige Blessey

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Southern Sound And Space: An Exploration Of The Sonic Manifestation Of Place, Christopher James Colbeck

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Representation of the American South in Marvel Comics, 1963-2016, Katherine Gill

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Boxing Men: Ideas Of Race, Masculinity, And Nationalism, Robert Bryan Hawks

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Sookie's Place(s): New Roadways Into The South Of The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Sarah Holder

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Furling The South Carolina Confederate Flag: Political Expediency Or Cultural Change?, Grant Burnette Lefever

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William Eggleston's Guide To The Suburban South, Amanda Katherine Malloy

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Bluesman, Guitar, And Migration, Yaeko Takada

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If There Wasn’t Farming, Somebody Wouldn’t Eat: Small Scale Agriculture, Community Autonomy, And Food Sovereignty In Mississippi, Irene Van Riper

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How To Find What's Lost When What's Lost Is You: The Presence of Disappearing Bodies in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq War Literature, Brandy Williams Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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I Have Been Somewhere: Place In The South Carolina Poems Of Nikky Finney And Kwame Dawes, Purvis L. Cornish

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Fetishizing Southern Brutality: An Intersectional Analysis of Animalistic Dehumanization in Interracial Pornography, Shawna Faye Felkins

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The South According To Quentin Tarantino, Michael Henley

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The Costs of Cuba Libre: U.S. Neo-Imperialism, Tourism in Cuba, and the Habana Hilton, Lauren Elizabeth Holt

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The Sweet Auburn Curb Market: The Search For Contested Space in the City Too Busy to hate, Katie Carter King

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The Hard Work Is Done In The Looking: Representations Of And Responses To Appalachia In Popular Culture, Elizabeth Rose Barnes Trollinger

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"Being Nice is Lethal": Disciplining and Subverting Southern Femininity in Contemporary Southern Popular Culture, Kaitlyn Vogt

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Discursive Commons: The Establishment, "Outside Agitators," And "Communist Subversives" In Gadsden's Depression-Era Political Environment, John Disque Agricola

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Southern Bestsellers In The Twenty-First Century, Jodie Free

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Bottling Hell: Myth-Making, Cultural Identity And The Datil Pepper Of St. Augustine, Florida, Anna Hamilton

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Narrating Jackson State: An Examination Of Power Relations And Mississippi Newspaper Coverage Of The 1970 Shootings At Jackson State College, Leslie Hassel

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The Life And Songwriting Of Vic Chesnutt, John Hermann

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Fixin' To Tell: Cultural Preservation, Multiculturalism, And A Delicate Double Commitment In Appalshop's "Insider" Activism, Kathleen S. Hudson

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In A Foreign Land: Stories Of African Immigrants And Their Children In Jackson, Ms, Renee N. Ombaba

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I Am See-Through: Participatory Video Making As A Method For Social Change In The Mississippi Delta, Paige Prather

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Mississippi Motoring: Mom And Pops And Entrepreneurs, Erin Elizabeth Scott

Exploring Acculturation And Intercultural Identity Building Of International Students At The University Of Mississippi, Rachael Clare Walker

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When The Counterculture Picked Up A Southern Twang: A Cultural Analysis Of Late Sixties And Early Seventies Country Rock Movement, Xiang Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Growing Communities: Urban Agriculture In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Roy Button

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Out Of This World: Hearing Indigenous And Immigrant Music In The American South, Jake Xerxes Fussell

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Black Male Incarceration And The Preservation Of Debilitating Habits Of Judgment: An Examination Of Mississippi, Teah Monique Hairston

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Talking Back To History: Leanne Howe, Linda Hogan, And Louis Owens's Rewriting Of The Southeastern Native Past Through Fiction, Kimberlee Kaitlyn Hodges

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Plants And Animals As Saviors And Invaders: Changing Perspectives On Invasive Species From The Colonial Era To The 21St Century, Meghan Leann Holmes

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Chasing That Ghost On Stage: The Haunted Continent And Andrew Bird'S Apocrypha, Mary Elizabeth Lasseter

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Last (Un)Fair Deal Goin' Down: A Case Study On The Racial Ideologies And Projects Advanced By The Blues Tourism Industry In Clarksdale, Mississippi, Kathryn Anne Radishofski

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The Darker Angels Of Our Nature: The South In American Horror Film, Steven Clayton Saunders

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I Won't Be Reconstructed: Good Old Rebels, Civil War Memory, And Popular Song, Joseph Melvin Thompson

Down Friendship: A Journey Home, Chelsea Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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We Didn't Get Famous: the Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990, Camilla Ann Aikin

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Nonviolent Bodies and the Experience of Breakdown in the American Movement for Civil Rights, Danielle Andersen

Disciplining The Body: Societal Controls Of Gender, Race And Sexuality, Michelle Renae Bright

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Six Days of Twenty-Four Hours: the Scopes Trial, Antievolutionism, and the Last Crusade of William Jennings Bryan, Kari Lynn Edwards

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Mississippi Breakdown: a New Look at the Mississippi Old Time Fiddle Music Traditions, Joseph Jamison Hollister

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C.C. Bryant: a Race Man Is What They Called Him, Judith E. Barlow Roberts

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Y'all eat: Foodways, performative regional identity, and the South in the twenty-first century, Kirsten Schofield

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Language as Microaggression: the New Lexicon of American Racism, Juan Thurmond

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Place, Race, and Religion in the Local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Movement of Memphis, Tennessee, Amy Catherine Ulmer

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Only Nixon Could Go to China: L. Q. C. Lamar and the Politics of Reconciliation, Richard Brian Wilson

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A Historical Analysis of Living Blues Magazine, Melanie Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Starved: Food Deserts in the Mississippi Delta, Novelette L. Brown

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Well I'll Be: Positive Images Of Southern Women As Response To Feminism From 1980-2000, Jennifer Holman Gunter

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Frontier Identity in Cultural Events in Holmes County, Florida, Tyler Dawson Keith

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Minds in Place: Thornwell, Palmer, Dabney, and Breckinridge in Fast Day Sermons: Or, The Pulpit on the State of the Country (1861), Xaris A. Martínez

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The Blues Is Alright: Blues Music as a Root for Cultural Tourism and Public History, Katherine Duvall Osteen

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A Place of Happy Retreat: Benefiting Locals and Visitors Through Sustainable Tourism Practices at Beale Street, Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum, Cathryn Stout

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Crescent and the Cross: Islamic Influence in Southern Culture, Jesse Wright