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Center for the Study of the American South


October 2018

Tell About the South: Southern Mix

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Our lunchtime conversation will be provided by Southern Mix founder Anna-Rhesa Versola and undergraduate researcher Emmanuel Lee as they discuss their research and interviews collected over the summer with members of the Hmong and Filipino communities in Hickory, NC. Southern Mix was inspired by Asian American UNC alumni, and focuses on collecting oral histories from Asian and Asian American residents of the Triangle, of North Carolina, and of the larger region of the South. For this project, the SOHP is collaborating…

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White Women and the Politics of Racial Inequality

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  In the past few years, white supremacist ideas and organizations have resurfaced with alarming vigor in American politics. Just weeks before the midterm elections, this conversation will provide a historical perspective on white women’s roles in supporting white supremacy and the political and economic outcomes of their involvement. Suggesting that we broaden our view beyond the violent and masculine dimensions of white supremacist politics, McRae asks us to consider the significant work white women did as public welfare bureaucrats, teachers,…

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November 2018

Charleston Lecture & Southern Cultures Issue Launch with Tish Hinojosa

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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This year's Charleston Conversation on Southern Affairs will double as an issue launch for our special "Music & Protest" issue of Southern Cultures. It will be a musical conversation, featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa who has dedicated her career to playing border, country, and Tejano music from the southwest, performing in English and Spanish. Ms. Hinojosa recently released her seventeenth album, West, which she describes as focusing on "renewal: getting back on my feet, regaining my health and creativity." The cash bar and celebration of the…

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