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Welcome!

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi! The 2015-16 academic year promises to be exciting. We are on the 5th floor of Lamar Hall and have great views of the campus! Come see! Whether you are a current (or potential) major or minor, graduate student, faculty member, or someone who is simply curious about the social world (past or present), we’ve got a lot in store for you…

  • We offer fantastic courses taught by dedicated and award-winning faculty. Introductory courses in Sociology and Anthropology provide “maps” of the exciting elements of our disciplines. Upper division and graduate courses provide deeper insights into faculty members’ areas of expertise and help you to develop a dynamic understanding of the social world.
  • We welcome a new faculty member in Anthropology this year! Dr. Tony Boudreaux is Director of the Center for Archaeological Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology. He is an expert in late prehistoric and Contact period Native American societies of the Northeastern United States.
  • Our Department Lecture Series will continue this Fall on selected Fridays at NOON in Lamar 555 and will feature the current research of our own faculty and invited guests. See our calendar for upcoming dates and titles.
  • We house two important peer-reviewed journals in our Department. Dr. Robbie Ethridge is the North American editor of Ethnohistory, the flagship journal for the American Society for Ethnohistory and Dr. John Green is the editor for Community Development, the official journal of the Community Development Society.
  • The Critical Race Studies Group, a network of interdisciplinary scholars, continues to use academic research on race to create social change in our own institution and surrounding communities.
  • The Center for Population Studies, headed by Dr. John Green, provides exciting opportunities for engaged community research on issues including social inequality and population health.
  • The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is directed by Professor of Sociology, Dr. Albert Nylander. McLean is located on the 3rd floor in Howry Hall. Check out the McLean Institute website for their impressive agenda this year: http://mclean.olemiss.edu/
  • Field School Opportunities are available for hands-on research in Mississippi, Bolivia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Central America led by Drs. Centellas, Freiwald, Meyers, and Boudreaux.
  • Graduate programs in Sociology and Anthropology. Contact Dr. Robbie Ethridge (rethridg@olemiss.edu), Graduate Coordinator in Anthropology, if you are interested in the MA in Anthropology. Contact Dr. Jeffrey Jackson (jacksonj@olemiss.edu), Graduate Coordinator in Sociology, if you are interested in the MA in Sociology.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Contact us at (662) 915-7421 or stop by Lamar 510. Have a great year!

 

Kirsten Dellinger

Chair, Sociology and Anthropology

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]

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Sexual-Harrassment Survey

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

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Dr. John Green Named Affiliated Faculty in The Law School

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

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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!

We’ve Moved to Lamar Hall!

We've moved to Lamar Hall.

We’ve Moved to Lamar Hall! We've Moved to Lamar Hall!

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

Read more at this link: http://changeagents.olemiss.edu/meet-the-change-agents/    … [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 Spring 2015 Lecture Series

  All are Welcome!!! Friday, February 20th Lamar 555, Noon. Molly Zuckerman, Assistant… [more]

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Welcome New Faculty

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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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