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Southern politics scholar to open Walton series on Sept. 16

September 10, 2015
By cnp
Posted in Community Events

The University of the Ozarks will kick off the 2015-16 Walton Arts & Ideas Series with a talk by Dr. Angie Maxwell, a leading scholar in Southern politics.

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Rogers Conference Center on the U of O campus. There is no cost for admission and the public is invited.

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Dr. Angie Maxwell, director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas, will present a talk on the Ozarks campus on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Maxwell is the director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society and is the Diane D. Blair Associate Professor of Southern Studies in the Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Her talk is titled, "The South Vs…Everything: The Evolution of Southern Identity."

Maxwell received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas. She is the author of "The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness," which was nominated for the Lillian Smith Book Award. She is also the co-editor of "Unlocking V. O. Key, Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-first Century," and "The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-first Century South."

She is the editor of the new edition of Ralph McGill’s "A Church, A School," and her articles have appeared in Southern Cultures, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Black Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Social Problems, Social Science Quarterly, and The Southern Quarterly. She is currently working on a new book, titled, "The Long Southern Strategy," for Oxford University Press.

The theme for the 2015-16 Walton Arts & Ideas Series is The Identity of the South. There will be eight events throughout the academic year that celebrate the unique arts and culture of the region.