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Allen E. TullosCo-Director of Emory Center for Digital Scholarship & Professor

Allen Tullos, Professor and Co-Director of Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, (Ph.D., American Studies, Yale, 1985).

Research interests:

Critical spatial theory, digital scholarship and publishing, American popular music, documentary forms, the U.S. South

Selected Publications and Media Projects: 

  • Co-founder and senior editor of the peer-reviewed, open-access Internet journal Southern Spaces.
  • Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie (University of Georgia Press, 2012).
  • Habits of Industry: White Culture and the Transformation of the Carolina Piedmont (University of North Carolina Press, 1989). Awarded Sydnor Prize from the Southern Historical Association for the year's outstanding book.
  • Co-producer with Natasha Trethewey, ongoing series "Poets in Place" (2005-present). 
  • Editor (1982­–2003) of quarterly journal Southern Changes.
  • Editor, Long Journey Home: Folklife in the South (Institute for Southern Studies, 1977).
  • "What the Traffic Bares: Popular Music ‘Back in the USA,'" in A Companion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell, 2002).
  • "Into the Terrortory: William Christenberry's Klan Room," in William Christenberry (Dusseldorf: Richer Verlag, 2002)
  • Co-producer and sound recordist on the award-winning documentary films "Born for Hard Luck," "Being a Joines: A Life in Brushy Mountains," and "A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle," in the American Traditional Culture Series (Davenport Films and the University of North Carolina, 1980s).
  • Producer of the documentary "Tommie Bass: A Life in the Ridge and Valley Country" (1993).
  • Essays for various publications including The NationThe New York TimesSouthern ExposureVirginia Quarterly ReviewSouthern QuarterlyAtlanta Journal Constitution.

Selected Courses: 

  • "American Routes: Continuities and Transformations in American Musical Cultures"
  • "Citizenship" (First Year Seminar)
  • "We Sing Ourselves: Music and Identity" (First Year Seminar)
  • "Twentieth Century US History" (Graduate Seminar)
  • "Space and Place"
  • "Digital Scholarship and Media Studies" (Graduate Seminar


  • PhD, American Studies, Yale University, 1985.
  • MA and MPhil, American Studies, Yale University, 1979
  • MA, Folklore, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976
  • BA, English, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 1973

Current Graduate Students