Southern Miss Food Research Group
Mississippi Community Cookbook Project
Southern Miss Food Research Group
Mississippi Community Cookbook Project

Who We Are

The Southern Miss Food Research Group encourages and disseminates research relating to the culture, politics, science, and nutrition of food and agriculture. Formed in 2013 in the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi, this research group brings together scholars from across the university to share ideas and promote interdisciplinary conversations with each other and the public. We sponsor speaker series, colloquies, and research that recognizes that "how we eat" is one of the most pressing scholarly questions of our time.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the group, studying food at The University of Southern Mississippi, or if you are just looking for some expert advice.

Where We Are

The Southern Food Research Group brings together scholars from across the university to study the culture, politics, science, and nutritional aspects of food and agriculture.  Our interdisciplinary membership comes from departments across the campus of The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi:

  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Communication Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Library Archives
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

To learn more about our membership, visit the Affiliates page.

What We Do

In addition to regular meetings to discuss trends in food studies, the Southern Miss Food Research Group sponsors events that bring together academics and the public.  Past events include:

Ben Burkett at the University Forum

The University Forum organized by the Honors College hosted Ben Burkett, the civil rights and cooperative farming pioneer (and winner of a James Beard Award) on April 21, 2015.

 

Edible Book Festival (Learn More)

University Libraries/Library and Information Science Student Association/Southern Miss Food Research Group hosted an Edible Book Art Festival on April 13, 2015.  Check out the gallery at Arts and Letters Now.

 

Wendy Atkins-Sayre and Ashli Q. Stokes

“Grits, Greens, and Southern Grown Identity: How Food Defines the South” presented on April 1, 2015.