Southeastern Geographer

Edited by Shrinidhi Ambinakudige and Brian Williams, Mississippi State University


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 63, Number 3

Size: 6” x 9”, approx. 120 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 0038-366X; Digital 1549-6929


The Southeastern Geographer is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews on all geographical topics with emphasis on the American South. It is published quarterly: March, June, September, and December. For more information on the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers and Southeastern Geographer, visit

Shrinidhi Ambinakudige is a Professor of Geography and GIS at Mississippi State University. His research encompasses both physical and human geographical approaches. The broad focus of his research is on the interactions between nature and society, specifically the human dimension of global environmental change.

Brian Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Dr. Williams is a broadly-trained human geographer whose work brings together political ecology, critical race scholarship, environmental justice, and agri-food geographies. His research traces the political, cultural, and ecological dimensions of agricultural and environmental change in the United States South.

Southeastern Geographer is the official publication of the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers. Individuals receive a subscription to the journal as a benefit of membership. For information and rates, visit the SEDAAG membership page.

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Shrinidhi Ambinakudige & Brian WilliamsMississippi State University

Book Review Editor

Madhuri Sharma, University of Tennessee

Editorial Assistant

Nishmat Shermin, Mississippi State University

Editorial Committee

Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Mississippi State University
Arvind Bhuta, United States Forest Service
Willam (Bill) Graves, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Douglas W. Gamble, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Yujie Hu, University of Florida
David Jansson, Uppsala University
David Kaplan, Kent State University
Charles Konrad, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
John Kupfer, University of South Carolina
Wenliang Li, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Rebecca Loraamm, University of Oklahoma
Paul McDaniel, Kennesaw State University
Deepak Mishra, University of Georgia
Chandana Mitra, Auburn University
Joann Mossa, University of Florida
Rasul Mowatt, Indiana University Bloomington
Jason Ortegren, University of West Florida
Esra Ozdenerol, The University of Memphis
Kavita Pandit, Georgia State University
Thomas Patterson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Amy Potter, Georgia Southern University
Lynn Resler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dan Royall, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Thomas Saladyga, Concord University
Aby Sene-Harper, Clemson University
Peter Soulé, Appalachian State University
Eric Spears, Columbus State University
J. Anthony Stallins, University of Kentucky
John Strait, Sam Houston State University

Table of Contents

Volume 63, Number 3: Fall 2023

Norfolk, Virginia, and the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) Region
Thomas R. Allen, Thomas Chapman, Ryley C. Harris,
Nicole S. Hutton, Jonathan Leib, Jennifer L. Whytlaw

Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 63, Number 3
Selima Sultana, Paul Knapp, Ridwaana Allen, Tyler Mitchell

Part I: Papers

Bottom–Up Convergence? Explaining Uneven Income
Growth in the New South
Ryan D. James, Harrison S. Campbell, Jr., William Graves

Effects of Human Disturbances on Avian Species
Composition in Wetlands along an Urban–Rural
Gradient in the North Carolina Piedmont
Amelia Kane, Sarah Praskievicz

A Kentucky State of Mind: bell hooks’ Feminist Geography
of Subjectivity
C. Shawn McGuffey

Evaluating Informal Science Education Centers in the
Southern Appalachians
Maryrose Weatherton, Bailey Von der Mehden,
Hope Ferguson, Sally P. Horn

Part II: Reviews

The Spirit of Colonial Williamsburg: Ghosts and
Interpreting the Recreated Past
Alena Pirok Reviewed by Ann M. Fletchall

Endless Caverns: An Underground Journey into the
Show Caves of Appalachia
Douglas Reichert Powell Reviewed by Katie Algeo

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