Date of Award
M.A. in Southern Studies
The amount of research on Mississippi LGBTQ communities is scarce. It is well established that ethnographic research on rural Southern queer communities is lacking, and that most LGBTQ research is conducted in metropolitian areas in the northern and western areas of the United States. This study investigates the lives of Mississippi drag performers through films, photographs, and audio documentaries. Specifically, these primary sources demonstrate that many LGBTQ members are thriving in historically conservative rural Southern areas by carving out spaces for their own existence.
Huff, Christina Alison, "QUEER SUBCULTURE IN THE CONSERVATIVE SOUTH: A STUDY OF DRAG PERFORMERS IN MISSISSIPPI" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2013.