Southern Cultures

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


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 29, 2023

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 and Regina N. Bradley

Executive Editor

Ayşe Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Annie Lubinsky

Associate Editor

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 2023
Snapshot: Climate


Making the Invisible Visible
For a Climate Future
by Angel Hsu


Southern Voices

“Climate Change Is an Everything Issue”
Katharine Hayhoe in conversation with Bryan Giemza

Before the Streetlights Come On
Black America’s Urgent Call for Climate Solutions (An Excerpt)
by Heather McTeer Toney

Confessions of a Climate Scientist
by James W. C. White

Not Forgotten

The Inner Banks
A Drive Home
by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Back Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Mason-Dixon Lines

Letters to a Black Boy Buried in Texas
poetry by Faylita Hicks

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