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293 contributors alix chapman is a visiting professor in women and gender studies at Spelman College. His areas of interest include performance ethnography, black queer studies, and the intersections of African diasporas in U.S. and global South contexts. His dissertation addressed the ways in which home, heritage, and bodies are reconceptualized in the wake of crises. Through a combination of performance ethnography and historical and literary critique, Chapman explores Sissy Bounce, a local genre of hip-­ hop that expresses meanings of black queer people’s lives and struggles. He looks at how these cultural productions intersect a public sphere in which socioeconomic disaster and reconstruction determine the life chances of all black people. His recent research ap‑ pears in Cultural Dynamics. rico d. chapman is associate professor and interim assistant chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Jackson State University. He is also academic director at the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO. His areas of interest include the struggle for justice by students throughout the African diaspora, particularly in Mississippi and South Africa, where he studied and taught museum studies and historic preservation. michele grigsby coffey is an instructor of history at the University of Memphis. Her areas of specialization are U.S. history, African American history, and women’s and gender history, with an emphasis on political mobilization in the American South. Her article “The State of Louisiana v. Charles Guerand: Interracial Sexual Mores, Rape Rheto‑ ric, and Respectability in 1930s New Orleans” in Louisiana History won the President’s Memorial award for the best article published in that journal in 2013. Coffey is also interested in critical pedagogy and is author of a high school leadership curriculum approved for use in Texas public schools. kirsten dellinger is chair and professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi. Her areas of specialization are gen‑ der, sexuality, work, and qualitative methodology. Dellinger is coauthor of numerous articles and essays, including several examining the American South. She is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty Working Group on the Global South at the University of Mississippi, and as part of that group she has coauthored “The Catfish Industry and Spatial Justice in the Mississippi Delta: A Global South Reading of Steve Yarbrough’s The Oxygen Man” (Southern Spaces, August 2013) and “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Global South and the Global North,” the latter published in Gregory Hooks, ed., The Sociology of Development Handbook (University of California Press, 2016). leigh anne duck is associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Mississippi. Her published work concentrates on literary and visual representations of the U.S. South as well as comparative approaches to Jim Crow segregation and South African apartheid. She is the author of The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Seg- 294 contributors regation, and U.S. Nationalism (University of Georgia Press, 2006) and edits the journal The Global South. Her current book project is tentatively titled Hollywood South: Starring as Itself. gwendolyn ferreti is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Texas. Her re‑ search and activism focuses on the intersection between community formation within the growing Latino communities in the American South and state regulations that impact this population. She has twice been recognized for her work with Latino com‑ munities in Alabama. In 2013 she received the Billy Jack Gaither Humanitarian Award from Equality Alabama, and in 2012 she received the Realizing the Dream Horizon Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Realizing the Dream Committee. Ferreti has also published in the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News and has delivered numerous presentations and invited lectures in addition to providing source material to reporters from National Public Radio, Politico, the Guardian, USA Today, and other media outlets. kathryn green is an associate professor in the Social Sciences Department at Missis‑ sippi Valley State University. She is the coordinator of the history program, through which she oversees a student alumni oral history interview initiative. Her areas of in‑ terest include African American, African, Islamic, and Middle East histories, digital hu‑ manities, historic preservation, and public history. Her research appears in the African Studies Review and African Arts. Her current research focuses on historical memory in American culture surrounding the Emmett Till murder and on convict labor in Mis‑ sissippi following a federal court case that led to a restructuring of Parchman Farm (Mississippi State Penitentiary). robert greene ii is a PhD student in the History Department at...


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