Professor and Director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
A specialist in the social and economic history of the 19th and 20th century United States, Dr. Kyriakoudes is the author of The Social Origins of the Urban South: Race, Gender and Migration in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, 1890-1930 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). He has published articles in The Alabama Review, Agricultural History, Social Science History, Southern Cultures, and Tobacco Control as well as in various edited collections and encyclopedias. He is currently working on two projects: A history of cigarette use in the 20th century and a study of the demography of rural poverty in the American South in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dr. Kyriakoudes has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including an Arthur H. Cole Grant-in-Aid from the Economic History Association (1998) and a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2001-2003). He also has been awarded the Mississippi Humanities Council's Outstanding Humanities Teacher Award (1997), USM's award for Excellence in Basic Research (2001), and the Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Faculty Excellence Award (2005). In spring of 2005, he served as a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina's Center for the Study of the American South.
Dr. Kyriakoudes is the director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi.