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The Center for the Study of the Gulf South is thrilled by how well our graduate students did their March 2013 conference presentations. Funded in part by the CSGS, they are:

Allan Branstiter, "Scalawags, Scandal-Mongers, and Demagogues: Dr. William M. Compton and Civil War Era Politics in Mississippi," the 80th annual meeting of the Society for Military History. Allan's paper was from a chapter his MA thesis, which he will defend in June 2013. (Advisor: Dr. Susannah Ural, Co-Director of the CSGS and Senior Fellow, USM Center for the Study of War & Society)

Hayden McDaniel, "'Femininity at its Finest': Community, the South, and Agricultural Festival Pageantry," the LSU History Department's Graduate Student Conference. Her paper reflects her doctoral work under the direction of CSGS Executive Committee Director, Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes.

Stephanie Seal, “Virginia’s Invisible Loyalists: Shifting Perceptions on Loyalism in the Virginia Gazette, 1772-1781," The Virginia Forum. Stephanie's talk was tied to her MA thesis, which she defended in March 2013; she looks forward to her May 2013 graduation.  (Advisor: Dr. Kyle Zelner, Senior Fellow, USM Center for the Study of War & Society)

Tanisha Staten, “Virginia Divided: Loyalism and Elite Families in Revolutionary Virginia," The Virginia Forum. Tanisha paper is from a chapter of her thesis, which she will defend in June 2013. (Advisor: Dr. Kyle Zelner, Senior Fellow, USM Center for the Study of War & Society)

Elizabeth Talbot presented “Reconstruction Rumbles: Labor, Violence, and Gender among Enslaved and Freed Women in Louisiana's Sugar Country, 1850-1870" at the LSU History Department's Graduate Student Conference. Her paper is tied to her MA thesis which she will defend in June 2013 before heading off to earn her Ph.D. in History at the University of Memphis. (Advisor: Dr. Max Grivno, CSGS faculty member).

Ruth White, "Divided Loyalties: Natchez, Mississippi Responds to the American Civil War," The 80th annual meeting of the Society for Military History. Ruth's paper was similarly grounded in her MA thesis which she will defend in June 2013. (Advisor: Dr. Susannah Ural, Co-Director of the CSGS and Senior Fellow, USM Center for the Study of War & Society)

Several of these future scholars are already revising their papers for journal publication.