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The Center for the Study of the American South is an academic hub focused on multidisciplinary research, publication, and programming. The Center’s work includes Southern Cultures, an award-winning peer-reviewed quarterly, and the Southern Oral History Program, a nationally-recognized leader in oral history research, collection, and teaching. Our diverse programming includes research, scholarship, lectures, conferences, and cultural events. CSAS is committed to strong research and scholarship on the history, contemporary experience, diverse cultures, and global context of the South.

As part of this mission, we offer critical conversations on topics in the diverse and changing south via our Hutchins, Chandler, and Charleston lecture series and allow a platform for artists via Art @ the Center and Music on the Porch. In addition to our programming, we also fund student and faculty research via grants and fellowships across many disciplines.


Center for the Study of the American South
CB# 9127, 410 East Franklin Street
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9127
(919) 962-5665  |  Fax (919) 962-4433
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The Center for the Study of the American South is located at 410 East Franklin Street, on the corner of Franklin Street and Battle Lane, in Chapel Hill, NC. We are located on the (free) CL, D, and F bus routes of Chapel Hill Transit.

Our on-site parking is very limited. Please call ahead, (919) 962-5665, to reserve the visitor’s pass. The nearest public parking is in the Morehead Planetarium parking lot or the parking deck on Rosemary Street. The Park Place lot, across the street from UNC Press, is free after 5:00 pm.


Malinda Maynor Lowery, Director

Patrick Horn, Associate Director, 919-962-0553

Terri Lorant, Administrative Manager, 919-962-0506

Bri Sikorski, Communications Specialist

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Southern Cultures

Harry L. Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris, Editors

John Shelton Reed, Founding Editor Emeritus; Larry J. Griffin, Editor Emeritus

Ayse Erginer, Executive Editor

Emily Wallace, Deputy Editor

Emma Calabrese, Associate Editor

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Southern Oral History Program

Rachel Seidman, Director, 919-962-5931

Sara Wood, Program Manager, 919-962-0525

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