Public History PhD Student, Melody Hunter-Pillion, Hosts Podcast – “Southern Futures”

Melody stands in front of NC State wolf. Picture by Amanda Finn

Public History doctoral student and Associate Director of Communications & Strategy at UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, Melody Hunter-Pillion, hosts a new UNC podcast, “Southern Futures.” This six-episode series, airing once a week, brings together scholars in the humanities and other fields for authentic and accessible conversations about our diverse and changing region. The podcast will tackle questions about the south of today and tomorrow with candid conversations.

The episode, “Where the Past and Future Meet” is available now. The American South is home to some of the nation’s core injustices, but it also has the courage to make lasting change. Listen as NC State Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dr. Blair L.M. Kelley and Malinda Maynor Lowery, Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, discuss the conversations we must have about our past in order to achieve a shared future.

The episode “The Push and Pull of the South” is also available now and features Tyree Daye, UNC teaching assistant professor and poet in the Department of English and Comparative Literature in the College of Arts & Sciences. This conversation reveals his fascination with the poetry of ordinary life, Black family heritage and memory.

Subscribe to Southern Futures on the podcast platform of your choice – Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and Stitcher—so you don’t miss future episodes.

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