JustSouth Publications

Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues of race, poverty, and migration, their interconnections, and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of publications and reports:

The JustSouth E-News is published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. It usually includes articles by the staff, links to new reports and releases from regional and national sources on race, poverty, and migration, upcoming Institute events, and occasional “action alerts” about pressing social policy matters. View archives »

The JustSouth Quarterly is the principle journal for in-depth research and writing of the Institute staff and collaborators. It reflects our research, analysis and education, as well as content from our periodic conferences and events. View archives »

In addition, the Institute publishes occasional issue papers, the texts of addresses by the staff and colleagues, and JSRI conference documents as free-standing reports to supplement our regular publications. View archives »

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E-Newsletter: Hungry at the Banquet: Food Insecurity in Louisiana

Fr. Fred Kammer reviews the recent Food Insecurity in Louisiana research report.

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E-Newsletter: Louisiana's EITC Increase

Dr. Alí Bustamante praises Louisiana's decision to increase the state's EITC.

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Quarterly: Working for Dignity

Alí Bustamante, Ph.D. and JSRI summer intern Brendan Gottschall, S.J. explain the data behind living wages in the Gulf South. 

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E-Newsletter: For the Common Good

Dr. Alí Bustamante gives evidence in support of increased minimum wages reducing recidivism rates. 

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E-Newsletter: Conflict of Interest

Dr. Bustamante discusses why protecting retirement is in the Common Good. 

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Quarterly: Shrinking the Safety Net

Ms. Donovan discusses the danger of block grant funding for Medicaid and SNAP.

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E-Newsletter: Hunger in Louisiana: The SNAP Story Bank Project

Sakeenah Shabazz, a visiting Emerson National Hunger Fellow at JSRI, reflects on The SNAP Story Bank Project

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E-Newsletter: Why the Details Matter: They spell justice or injustice

Fr. Kammer discusses how the poor and marginalized are at risk of being overlooked by the Trump administration. 

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E-Newsletter: Will Trump be a Voice for Working Class Americans?

Ms. Donovan connects President-Elect Trump's campaign promises to Gulf South workers. 

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Quarterly: No Place to Call Home

Ms. Donovan examines the the affordable housing crisis in the Gulf South 

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