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This collection includes papers and projects completed by students as part of their participation in the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies. The collection includes over 150 papers, documentary videos, and art projects related to the Memphis and Mid-South area in a wide variety of disciplines, including: African American Studies, Archaeology, Education, Gender Studies, History, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

The Rhodes Institute is an innovative program that capitalizes on the liberal arts tradition of the College, the research expertise of its faculty, and its location in one of America’s great cities. All Rhodes Institute fellows receive housing, research expenses, and $3,000 stipends while they pursue their academic work. Over the course of the program, Institute fellows spend their first week together engaged in an intensive regional studies seminar; six weeks working on their own projects, interspersed with weekly group meetings; and a final week presenting and discussing their research. By the end of the program, all fellows submit research papers and reports on their work.

In addition, Rhodes Institute fellows will be encouraged to continue their research beyond the summer by enrolling in a directed inquiry, pursuing an honors research project, or preparing their research for publication.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 278
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2018-07-01The Memphis Sound: A Journey Through a Wave of MusicBass, John B. III; Moore, Andre M.
201807_Alea_Curry_RIRS_paper.pdf.jpg2018-07-01Spotlighting African-American Liberation and Resistance in Black TheatreHughes, Charles L.; Curry, Alea L.
201807_Sarah_Eiland_RIRS_paper.pdf.jpg2018-07-01A White Man's World: The Sexual Exploitation of Enslaved Women in the Urban Deep SouthLoynes, Duane T.; Eiland, Sarah W.
201807_Brian_Burgess_RIRS_paper.pdf.jpg2018-07-01Growing the Pie: The Exploration of the Social Impacts of Black Owned Business in the Development of MemphisMcKinney, Charles W.; Burgess, Brian
201807_Hannah_McCarty_RIRS_paper.pdf.jpg2018-07-01Ideologies of Control: Understanding the Discourse of Intimate Partner Violence in MemphisHughes, Charles L.; McCarty, Hannah E.
201807_Marcus_Tate_RIRS_synthesizer_front.jpg.jpg2018-07-01Memphis Electronic Music: Finding Soul in the Age of Lifeless MachinesBass, John B. III; Tate, Marcus
Nonprofit_still_frame.JPG.jpg2018-07-01Good Intentions: A Look into Memphis's Nonprofit SectorMcKinney, Charles W.; Burkhead, Emily J.
201807_Christal_Scott_RIRS_paper.pdf.jpg2018-07-01Examining the Shelby County Schools Optional Program: Barriers to Black Student Enrollment in Shelby County SchoolsMcKinney, Charles W.; Scott, Christal N.
August Bishop.pdf.jpg2017Arriving in Memphis: the ESL education experience among refugeesYu, Shaolu; Bishop, August
Jeffrey Walters (Director's Notes).pdf.jpg2017When D.C. Came to the DeltaMcKinney, Charles W.; Walter, Jeffrey
Aylen Mercado (Bibliography & Intro).pdf.jpg2017RAÍCES: Testimonios on Music and Danza en MemphisChaddock, Noelle; Mercado, Aylen
2017_Sean_Moore.pdf.jpg2017Not Contemporary to Me: Memphis Churches and the Power of Musical ReformationsBass, John B. III; Moore, Sean
2017_Roger_Johnson.pdf.jpg2017“To Wear the Livery of a State that Distrusts Us” African American Militias and Disenfranchisement in Memphis 1878-1892.Saxe, Robert F.; Johnson, Roger
2017_Rosetta_Danielson.pdf.jpg2017Teaching the Memphis Sound: An Exploration of the City’s Music EducationPerson, Natalie K.; Danielson, Rosetta (Etta)
2017_Nathan_Robinson.pdf.jpg2017Keep The Tradition Alive: An Examination of Division in the Memphis Music SceneBass, John B. III; Robinson, Nathan
2017_Jennifer_Bitterly.pdf.jpg2017Home as Relational, not Spatial: Considering Diasporic Identity and Displacement in MemphisChaddock, Noelle; Bitterly, Jennifer
2017_Daniela_Garcia.pdf.jpg2017“El Que No Tiene Trabajo No Tiene Derecho A Nada, Solo A La Muerte” The Experiences of Latinx Day Laborers in MemphisYu, Shaolu; Garcia, Daniela
2017_Cody_Stockton.pdf.jpg2017Before 42: African-American Sports Hero Illustrations from the George Levis Lee Chicago Defender CollectionSaxe, Robert F.; Stockton, Cody
2017_Chandler_Vaught.pdf.jpg2017Transforming Southern Soul: An Examination of Stax Fax and Stax Records During the Late 1960sHughes, Charles L.; Vaught, Chandler
2017_Britney_Barthol.pdf.jpg2017Sex in the City: An examination of local government influence over the Sex Industry in Memphis, TN.Yu, Shaolu; Barthol, Britney
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 278