Atlanta Studies is an open access, digital publication that features work from scholars, writers, artists, and activists who are writing the next chapters in our city’s story.  Examining Atlanta from a wide range of perspectives, we offer thoughtful analyses of the metro region’s past and present for a public audience. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. 

  • “MY REAL LIFE WORK WAS DONE AT ATLANTA”: ALDON MORRIS ON W. E. B. DU BOIS’ CAREER IN ATLANTA

  • A PURPOSELY BUILT COMMUNITY: PUBLIC HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT AND RESIDENT REPLACEMENT AT EAST LAKE MEADOWS

  • THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA: IS THE “BLACK MECCA” ERODING?

  • JERRY SHANNON - Mapping Food Insecurity in Metro Atlanta

  • ERIK LOVE – JIM CROW STRATEGIES, ANTI-MUSLIM AIMS: TEACHING ISLAMOPHOBIA IN ATLANTA

  • Kali-Ahset Amen - Book Review: The First American School of Sociology

We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part. 

Atlanta Studies Network

Atlanta Studies is a publication of the Atlanta Studies Network, a broadly interdisciplinary group of researchers, students, and instructors across local institutions. In addition to this publication, the Atlanta Studies Network also hosts an annual symposium, quarterly meetups and coordinates a number of cross-institutional projects, such as those highlighted below. 

  • ATLMaps

    An innovative mapping platform

  • Unpacking Manuel's Tavern

    An exciting project to archive a historic space

  • Teaching Atlanta

    A repository of pedagogical resources