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Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi State University

Joseph Thompson is an assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University. His current book project, "Sounding Southern: Music, Militarism, and the Making of the Sunbelt," analyzes the relationship between the Department of Defense and Nashville’s country music industry to understand how white southerners learned to embrace big government in the form of the military-industrial complex.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University