Southern Cultures

Edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill Tom Rankin, UNC Chapel Hill, and Regina N. Bradley, Kennesaw State University


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 28, 2022

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 160 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 1068-8218; Digital 1543-1488


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

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Marcie Cohen Ferris, Tom Rankin, and Regina N. Bradley

Executive Editor

Ayşe Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Annie Lubinsky

Associate Editors

Katharine Henry
Irene Newman

Media & Production

Ashley Melzer

Poetry Editors

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Destiny Hemphill

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Founding Editors

John Shelton Reed and Harry Watson

Table of Contents

Fall 2022: Inheritance


Several Places at Once
by Malinda Maynor Lowery

My Inheritance
by Esther Oganda Ohito


Talk One Thing | Writing Family History in an Afro-Native World
by Kendra Taira Field

Stories We Tell | Unpacking Extractive Research and
Its Legacy of Harm to Lumbee People
by Ryan E. Emanuel and Karen Dial Bird


Loves and Secrets
by Jodi A. Byrd

Frankenstein’s Monster | Constructing a Legal Regime to Regulate Race and Place
by Theodora H. H. Light


Removal, Labor, and Reckoning in the Black Native South
by Nakia D. Parker

Not Forgotten

In a Shallow Boat
by Zachary Faircloth


At the Intersection of Chickasaw Identity and Black Enslavement
by Alaina E. Roberts

Southern Voices

“Necessary Contemplation”
Lauren Frances Adams
in conversation with Jason Patterson


Narratives of Dispossession and Anticolonial Art in Urban Spaces
by Kyle T. Mays

Back Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Mason-Dixon Lines

Jackson Village Road
poetry by Marlanda Dekine

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