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 even be a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. 

  • 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?

  • EXCLUDED FROM “EVERYBODY’S NEIGHBORHOOD”? CONSTRUCTING SANDY SPRINGS’ NEW CITY CENTER

  • Ashley Coleman Taylor: “Whose Atlanta Studies?: A Black Queer Feminist Intervention”

  • RETHINKING BUFORD HIGHWAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARIAN LOU

  • A “LIGHTNING STRIKE” IN THE HISTORY OF ATLANTA’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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