Annually, the SFA underwrites Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellowships for students in the Southern Studies M.A. Program. The fellowship offers tuition assistance and a modest stipend in exchange for work with our organization. Students accepted to the University of Mississippi’s graduate program in Southern Studies may request the opportunity to work with SFA, though awards and assignments are ultimately determined by the Department of Southern Studies.

SFA Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellows

For the 2018–2019 academic year, SFA is pleased to work with Carlynn Crosby and Olivia Terenzio.


Carlynn Crosby wound up in Oxford after driving up from Florida, in the middle of Hurricane Irma, to attend the SFA’s 2017 Graduate Student Conference. Hooked, she returned in 2018 to pursue a master’s degree in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, with research interests including foodways, food justice, and labor studies. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and spent a few years writing for the food section of the Tampa Bay Times before she left the Sunshine State, which will always have a special place in her heart.


Olivia Ware Terenzio is returning to her native Mississippi after a career in San Francisco, where she worked on the editorial team at Williams-Sonoma and led restaurant content at OpenTable. She has also written about food and travel for national publications, covering grape and olive harvests in Tuscany and the Brazilian coffee industry. Now, she’s thrilled to turn an eye toward the ever-changing food cultures of the South. Olivia earned her bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.