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Wanda Rushing

Associate Professor of Sociology
Campus: Main
Office Phone: (901) 678-3349
Areas of Expertise:
Global inequalities
Local/regional history
Memphis history
U.S. South -- globalization and culture
Urbanization in the U.S. South

About the Expert:
Author of Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South, a book published by The University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Editor of Urbanization, volume 15 of the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, published by UNC Press, 2010. Also author of journal articles and book chapters on economic development and education in the U.S. South. Interested in globalization and place.

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