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Welcome New Graduate Students!

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology welcomes its new cohort of graduate students. From… [more]

Welcome New Graduate Students! Welcome New Graduate Students!

Global Health in Mississippi Symposium

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology, along with the Croft Institute for International Studies,… [more]

Global Health in Mississippi Symposium Global Health in Mississippi Symposium

2016 Fall Lecture Series

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology annual fall lecture series showcases current faculty research… [more]

2016 Fall Lecture Series 2016 Fall Lecture Series

2016 Archaeology Field School

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will offer its summer field school in archaeology at the… [more]

2016 Archaeology Field School 2016 Archaeology Field School

Scott Baretta is Governor’s Arts Award Honoree

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Scott Baretta is Governor’s Arts Award Honoree Scott Baretta is Governor’s Arts Award Honoree

Join Drs Skipper and Freiwald: Excavate!!

 Come join us in Holly Springs! Excavate at the Hugh Craft House, with the Behind the Big House tour,… [more]

Join Drs Skipper and Freiwald: Excavate!! Join Drs Skipper and Freiwald: Excavate!!

Jodi Skipper awarded Award of Merit

Congratulations to Jodi Skipper, awarded the Award of Merit to Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs,… [more]

Jodi Skipper awarded Award of Merit Jodi Skipper awarded Award of Merit

Sexual-Harrassment Survey

The SEAC Sexual Harassment survey was created by the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Sexual Harassment… [more]

Sexual-Harrassment Survey Sexual-Harrassment Survey

Dr. John Green Named Affiliated Faculty in The Law School

Law School’s Affiliated Faculty Program Brings Innovative Approach to Scholarship, Teaching Posted… [more]

Dr. John Green Named Affiliated Faculty in The Law School Dr. John Green Named Affiliated Faculty in The Law School

Archaeological Perspectives of the Southern Appalachian: A Multiscalar Approach Gougeon, Ramie, and Maureen Meyers, eds.  University of Tennessee Press ABSTRACT: In the last four decades, southeastern archaeology has increasingly developed a processual method of looking at archaeological data through varying levels of scale. By adjusting the scale, archaeologists can further define societal interactions and exchanges, which… [Continue Reading]


Robbie Ethridge’s books From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World 1540-1715  and Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trace and REgional Instability in the American South (with Shuck-Hall) were recently featured in a review of books in The William and Mary Quarterly (October 2014), the leading journal… [Continue Reading]


Working to Laugh: Assembling Difference in American Stand-Up Comedy Venues By James M. Thomas Rowman & Littlefield, 2015 For decades, stand-up comedy has been central to the imbrication of popular culture and political discourse, reshaping the margins of political critique, and often within the contexts of urban nightlife entertainment. In Working to Laugh: Assembling Difference in American… [Continue Reading]


Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics: Problems and alternatives By Shine Choi   The global consensus in academic, specialist and public realms is that North Korea is a problem: its nuclear ambitions pose a threat to international security, its levels of poverty indicate a humanitarian crisis and its political repression signals a failed state. This book examines… [Continue Reading]


Jodi Skipper, “Sustaining Visibility? The Quandary of St. Paul and Archaeology in the Long Run,” Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2014):210-227.   Abstract: In summer 2002, archaeologists from the University of Texas at Austin excavated a shotgun house site adjacent to the historic St. Paul United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, once… [Continue Reading]

Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage

McDowell, Amy. 2014. “Warriors and Terrorists: Antagonism as Strategy in Christian Hardcore and Muslim ‘Taqwacore’ Punk Rock.” Qualitative Sociology. 37: 255-276. (Lead Article). A photograph from McDowell’s research is featured as the cover of this issue of Qualitative Sociology. ABSTRACT: This article contributes to new scholarship in the sociological study of religion, which looks at… [Continue Reading]


New Publication!! Green, John J. 2014. “The Status of African Americans in the Rural United States.” In Rural America in a Globalizing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010s. Edited by Conner Bailey, Leif Jensen, and Elizabeth Ransom. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia Press. SUMMARY:  This fourth Rural Sociological Society decennial volume provides advanced policy scholarship on rural North… [Continue Reading]

Rural America Book Cover

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology would like to congratulate Ross Haenfler, Associate Professor of Sociology,  on the release of his recent book, Subcultures: The Basics.   A book description from the publisher is found below. Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine… [Continue Reading]

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  Dr. Robbie Ethridge, Professor of Anthropology has been appointed Journal Editor for Ethnohistory (North American Editor).  Dr. John Green serves as Editor-in-Chief of Community Development, the official journal of the Community Development Society. Ethnohistory, published by Duke University Press, is the flagship journal of the American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE). The ASE is the preeminent… [Continue Reading]

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New Publication! Thomas, James M. and David L. Brunsma (2014) “Oh, You’re Racist? I’ve Got a Cure for That!,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37 (9): 1467-1485. (Lead Article) ABSTRACT: It has recently been discovered that the beta blocker drug, propranolol, can potentially reduce implicit racial bias among its users. By acting upon the affective conditions associated with… [Continue Reading]