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Department of History
University of Mississippi

Ted M. Ownby

Professor of History and Southern Studies Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Office hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-2; Thursdays, 12-1:30; and by appointment

Bishop Hall 309A
(662) 915-3315  |

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.

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