Southeastern Geographer

Edited by Selima Sultana, University of North Carolina–Greensboro, and Paul Knapp, University of North Carolina–Greensboro


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 61, 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

Selima Sultana is a professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She is a human geographer with research interests in the areas of urban and transportation sustainability and national parks.

Paul Knapp is a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro whose research focuses on biogeography, climatology, and dendrochronology.

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Selima Sultana & Paul Knapp
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Book Review Editor

Joseph Weber, University of Alabama

Editorial Assistants

Ridwaana Allen & Tyler Mitchell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Editorial Committee

Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Anzhelika Antipova, University of Memphis
Arvind Bhuta, United States Forest Service
David Cochran, University of Southern Mississippi
Sean Crotty, Texas Christian University
Willam (Bill) Graves, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Douglas W. Gamble, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Yujie Hu, University of Florida
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
Sandy Marshall, Elon University
Paul McDaniel, Kennesaw State University
Deepak Mishra, University of Georgia
Chandana Mitra, Auburn University
Joann Mossa, University of Florida
Jason Ortegren, University of West Florida
Kavita Pandit, Georgia State University
Thomas Patterson, University of Southern Mississippi
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
Kathy Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University
Russell Smith, Winston-Salem State University
Peter Soulé, Appalachian State University
Eric Spears, Columbus State University
J. Anthony Stallins, University of Kentucky

Table of Contents

Volume 61, Number 3: Fall 2021

Festival Lights in the Scruffy City
J.A. Cooper

Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 61, Number 3
Selima Sultana, Paul Knapp, Ridwaana Allen, Tyler Mitchell

Part I: Papers

Rurality and COVID-19 in Tennessee: Assessing and Communicating Pandemic Emergence and Transmission
Ingrid Luffman, T. Andrew Joyner, William Tollefson, Abbey Mann, Megan Quinn, Stefan Pienkowski

Configurational Entropy: An Application Involving Census Tract Data for the City of Birmingham, Alabama
Timothy Fik, Yin-Hsuen Chen

Confederate Monuments and their Impact on the Collective Memory of the South and the North
Gene Klein

A Multi-Century Fire History from the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia
Thomas Saladyga, R. Stockton Maxwell

Part II: Reviews

Kennesaw: Natural History of a Southern Mountain
Sean P. Graham
Reviewed by Thomas W. Patterson

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