Professor of History and Southern Studies Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Office hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm and By Appointment
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Teaching and Research Interests
South, Religion, Popular Culture
Ted Ownby has a joint appointment in History and Southern Studies. He is the author of American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998 (1999) and Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 (1990) and editor of Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South (1993). He is co-editor of the Mississippi Encyclopedia and the undergraduate advisor for Southern Studies majors. He writes and teaches classes on the social and cultural history of the American South.