Learn with SFA

The Southern Foodways Alliance is an academic institute at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Academic rigor underscores our work, which is shared freely online and is archived at the University of Mississippi’s J. D. Williams Library, and we aid students by offering internships, assistantships, and courses in the Southern Studies curriculum.

SFA Bibliographies

Hungry for more information about SFA’s people and places? For each event, SFA compiles a suggested reading list.  Some books are about food, yes, but they’re also about music, history, literature, and people—all things which create Southern Food’s cultural terroir.

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We want to share our content with the widest audience possible. Because attendance is limited at our symposia and at other SFA-sponsored events, we film these lectures and presentations. You can view them here in their entirety, free of charge. Use them as a reference tool. Share them with your students. Liven up a lunch break at your desk. We make announcements on our blog and social media when we post new content, so stay tuned to keep watching and learning.

Watch the Lectures


The SFA publishes compendiums of great writing with our partners at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the University of Georgia Press.

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Part of what we love about the oral history field is the possibility it presents in the classroom. Conducting oral history interviews offers young scholars a unique opportunity to hone a variety of skills: communication, research, documenting, archiving, writing, and more. Through the collection of fieldwork, students create primary sources for use in future scholarly research. Oral history is experiential learning at its best.

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The SFA underwrites two Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellowships each academic year. These fellowships are available to qualified students in the Southern Studies MA program at the University of Mississippi.

Learn More about Fellowships