William Ferris

Symposium: The Future of Archives in a Digital Age

February 24, 2011

William R. Ferris is the senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of history and an adjunct professor in the curriculum in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ferris has written more than 100 publications in fields of folklore, American literature, fiction and photography. In 2006 he received the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award presented at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, and he received a Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the Prague Music on Film on Music Festival.