Congratulations and thanks to our Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellows, Tori DeLeone and Rachel Childs. Both successfully defended their theses to earn MAs in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi.
Tori’s thesis included a short documentary film, “Small Batch” about two women in the beer and whiskey industries. The film was shot at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC and New Riff Distilling in Newport, KY.
Rachel’s thesis culminated in an audio documentary following the recent discovery of several thousand burials at the site of the old Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum as a case study for understanding constructions of deviance and processes of institutionalization in the early 20th century.
We thank them for two years of good work with the SFA and wish them luck!