Allen Tullos

ALLEN TULLOS is Associate Professor of American Studies in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University and the co-chair of the American Studies Program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. His Ph.D. is in American Studies (1985) from Yale University. He also has an M.A. in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the past eighteen years, he has served as editor of Southern Changes, the quarterly journal of the Southern Regional Council, the South\'s oldest interracial organization. In the summer of 1998 Tullos was selected to participate in the Culpeper Faculty Seminar at Emory in order to develop a web-based curriculum project. He currently teach a course entitled "American Routes: Tradition and Transformation of American Musical Cultures" relying almost exclusively on server-based materials. He also manages the web site for the "American Routes" radio program, syndicated on Public Radio International ( He is the author of Habits of Industry: White Culture and the Transformation of the Carolina Piedmont (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989). Habits of Industry received the Charles S. Sydnor Award of the Southern Historical Association as the year’s outstanding book in the field of Southern History. In 1993 Tullos produced and directed Tommie Bass: A Life in the Ridge and Valley Country, a video biography of the life and times of an Appalachian herbalist and storyteller. He worked with Tom Davenport and Daniel Patterson as co-producer and sound recordist for the 1986 documentary film A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle, fourth film in the "American Traditional Culture Series" produced jointly by Davenport Films and the Curriculum in Folklore of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.