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23oct1:00 pmJoe Feagin: Keynote Speaker for the Symbols of Exclusion SymposiumDr. Joe Feagin, Ella C. Mc Fadden Professor of Sociology, Texas A & M, lecture title, "White Racial Frame: Racializing Racism"Overby Auditorium 147
24oct1:00 pmDr. James E. Young: Keynote Speaker for the Symbols of Exclusion SymposiumDr. James E. Young, Distinguished University Professor in English and University Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst lecture titled, "How Do Nations Remember Their National Shame?" Overby Auditorium 147


We offer B.A. and M.A. degree programs in both Sociology and Anthropology taught by a dynamic and involved faculty who will prepare you to engage in the systematic study of the social world.

We offer:

Cutting-edge scholarship and 
teaching with a friendly face.

Our faculty have active research programs that keep their classes up-to-date and relevant to your lives. Broadly speaking, our faculty specialize in the study of research methods, culture, and inequality in places ranging from the United States, Central and South America (Belize, Honduras, Ecuador), Europe (Turkey, Netherlands, Germany), and east Asia (South Korea). We’re also a hub for interdisciplinary work. We have joint appointments and affiliations with African American Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies, Gender Studies, and Southern Studies.

Undergrad degrees with broad 
appeal among employers.

What is a BA in Sociology or Anthropology all about? Want to know what bones and pottery tell us about past cultures, how development aid can help us measure globalization, what Southeastern Indians can tell us about the history of our nation, how the media portrays global warming or disasters like Katrina?, Why the catfish industry and Straight Edge a clean-living punk subculture can both tell us something about gender, how remote satellite imagery can help archaeologists identify graves and communities from the past? How we can use anthropology to better understand the relationship between religion and politics? If so, then you should consider becoming a major or a minor in anthropology or sociology. We offer core classes and exciting upper division electives (some are study abroad!) that develop the critical thinking, writing and research skills sought after by a broad range of employers in career fields ranging from academia to business to governmental and non-governmental organizations. Check out what our recent graduates are doing now.]

Quality graduate training, up close 
and personal.

MA programs in Sociology and in Anthropology offer opportunities for specialized training in theory and research methods as well as the opportunity for hands on field work and research experience. Unlike larger programs, we offer one-on-one mentorship and training at the start of your professional career. In addition to the core courses, our programs offer professional development opportunities including specially designed professional development seminars, teaching opportunities as TAs or Instructors, research assistantships, and support for those who present at regional academic conferences.

Active research centers and
 “hands-on” experience.

Our various research centers offer students the opportunity to conduct research in conjunction with leading scholars in the field. Read about our research centers.

Diverse classroom experiences with 
students who are really going places

Our MA graduates have gone on to PhD programs and have landed jobs in a diverse range of professions. Check out what they’re doing now.

Funds for The Advancement of The Discipline Award!

James Thomas wins wins the ASA/NSF Funds for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for research on… [more]

Funds for The Advancement of The Discipline Award! Funds for The Advancement of The Discipline Award!

Coming Out Matters!


Coming Out Matters! Coming Out Matters!

Symbols of Exclusion Symposium!


Symbols of Exclusion Symposium! Symbols of Exclusion Symposium!

We’ve Moved

We've moved to Lamar Hall.

We’ve Moved We've Moved

Meet Jay Johnson, John Green, and Albert Nylander…Change Agents in Sociology and Anthropology

Read more at this link:    … [more]

Meet Jay Johnson, John Green, and Albert Nylander…Change Agents in Sociology and Anthropology Meet Jay Johnson, John Green, and Albert Nylander...Change Agents in Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology Fall 2014 Lecture Series

  This Fall, the Sociology and Anthropology department will host lectures highlighting current… [more]

Sociology and Anthropology Fall 2014 Lecture Series Sociology and Anthropology Fall 2014 Lecture Series

Mississippi Mounds Trail Project

Dr. Jay Johnson, Professor of Anthropology, is currently conducting research on the northern portion… [more]

Mississippi Mounds Trail Project Mississippi Mounds Trail Project

Welcome New Faculty

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology would like to welcome our newest faculty members! Fall… [more]

Welcome New Faculty Welcome New Faculty

New Pathways to Health Initiative

Coahoma County Middle School students participate in a team building exercise during a Problem Solving for Better Health workshop conducted by the Center for Population Studies.

New Pathways to Health Initiative New Pathways to Health Initiative

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]