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SFA Announces Call for Papers

SFA, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi, announce a call for papers, multi-media projects, or short documentaries for a conference to be held at the University of Mississippi in September 2018.

Monday Music by La Victoria

La Victoria opened the Winter Symposium with a concert that included several corridos. Watch them here, if you were not able to enjoy them in Birmingham.

Dol

For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon. Our latest SFA film by Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, Dol, profiles Chef Miles and her dedication to her craft.

When in London (KY), eat at Weaver’s

Judd Weaver formerly owned Weaver’s Hot Dogs in downtown London, Kentucky. After the original Weaver’s building burned, he and his wife, Kim, opened Weaver’s on Fourth and Weaver’s Landing.

Gravy Podcast: Hostesses of the Movement

The hostesses of the Civil Rights Movement: They were school teachers, church ladies, and club women. Their subtle contributions played a vital role in the change that was to come.

2018 Smith Symposium Fellow: Illiana Rocha

Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.

Live stream the Winter Symposium

The 2018 Winter Symposium will be live streamed on Saturday, but you should follow these directions on Wednesday from 11-2 p.m. CT to test the link.

2018 Smith Symposium Fellow: Soleil Ho

Soleil Ho is a food and pop culture writer and host of two podcasts: Racist Sandwich and BITCH Media’s Popaganda. Her work often engages the intersections between what we consume (often literally) and how we see ourselves and our world.

2018 Summer Documentary Film Internship

The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, Ava Lowrey.