Chris Kromm is the Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies and the publisher of Southern Exposure. Before working at the Institute, Kromm was an organizer with the N.C. Student Rural Health Coalition. From 1992 to 1994, Kromm was Communications Director for the Student Environmental Action Coalition and editor of its monthly magazine, Threshold.
In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper War Times.
Endorsers of the project included Chris Kromm, director, Institute for Southern Studies.
Kromm was an occasional author for The Nation.