Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


Grisham Fellows Find UM Family During Visits

A Grisham fellow from Newton High School helps a resident of the State Veterans Home mix watercolors for his painting project. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services OXFORD, Miss. – As a student at the University of Mississippi, Bruce Ware took Sociology 101 under professor Vaughn Grisham. From that classroom experience, Ware and Grisham […]

Anne Cafer (left), principal investigator of the Marks Project, conducts research with community members of the Mississippi Delta community.

Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents

Recent summer program yielded useful insights for future projects OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years ago, three University of Mississippi faculty members became aware of efforts by several Marks residents to improve living conditions in their community. With a commitment to support these endeavors, the trio began recruiting undergraduate students to assist […]

Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak

UM students to discuss artifacts found at Faulkner’s home at Nov. 10 event NOVEMBER 7, 2018 BY JULES COOK University of Mississippi archaeology students will get a chance to share their field work with the community when they host a Public Archaeology Day on Saturday (Nov. 10) at Rowan Oak. Free and open to all ages, the […]

CEED group photo

McLean Institute Grant Award Funds Community Engagement

Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts OCTOBER 5, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi communities. The McLean Institute welcomes […]

Adia Harvey Wingfield

Professional Work in a Post Racial Era: Black Workers in the Health Care Industry

Behind the Big House Logo

“Behind the Big House” program returns for 7th year

April 13, 2018 By CRITICAL RACE STUDIES GROUP Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program returns for its seventh year, April 20 through 22nd, 2018, at the historic Hugh Craft House and adjacent slave quarters and kitchen in Holly Springs, Mississippi. This free event will offer visitors the complete antebellum story, […]

Slave Dwellings poster

University presents “Slave Dwellings: Rediscovering the Enslaved in North Mississippi” April 18

April 13, 2018 By CRITICAL RACE STUDIES GROUP The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, in conjunction with Joseph McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project and Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program, have some wonderful events on deck for Wednesday, April 18th. At 12 PM in the Tupelo Room in […]

Elizabeth Taylor (Sociology BA ’18) inducted into university Hall of Fame

April 12, 2018 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2017-18 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at Ole Miss. The inductees were honored Friday afternoon (April 6) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center […]

Anne Cafer helps Quitman County Schools host career and health fair (with video)

April 12, 2018 By SARAH SAPP & MARGARET GRIFFIN | UM News Marta Dees (right), a food and nutrition services graduate student from Oxford, discusses several of the health posters on display with Quitman County High School students at a career and health fair hosted by the University of Mississippi and the Quitman County Career […]

Catarina Passidomo receives Fulbright award to study foodways in Peru

March 22, 2018 By REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi professor Catarina Passidomo is looking forward to traveling to Lima, Peru, to teach and conduct research in 2019 as the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award. While in Lima, the UM Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Southern Studies […]