University of Mississippi

Jay Watson

Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and Professor of English
C211 Bondurant Hall

I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1989.  My research and teaching focuses on the literature and culture of the U.S. South, including issues of environmental justice, environmental racism, and the ethics of land-use that arise out of the history and culture of the region.  I am also the faculty adviser for the U of M chapter of Campus for Clean Energy.

My most relevant publication from an ENVS perspective: Jay Watson, “Economics of a Cracker Landscape:  Poverty as an Environmental Issue in Two Southern Writers,” MISSISSIPPI QUARTERLY 55.4 (Fall 2002): 497-513.