Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


Sociology & Anthropology Graduate Students Win Awards for Their Thesis Research

March 8, 2017 By KIRSTEN DELLINGER Brieann Avery Allie Smith Brieann Avery, an MA student in Sociology, presented a conference paper at the 2017 Alabama Mississippi Sociological Association meetings at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS (Feb. 23-24). The paper is based on her MA thesis research and is entitled, “Hip-Hop and the Self-Perceptions of […]

Brian Foster asks students to ‘mix’ things up

February 24, 2017 By BLAKE ALSUP | The Daily Mississippian Brian Foster. Photo by DM Photographer Taylor Cook. Ole Miss Southern studies and sociology professor, Brian Foster, is bringing history to life with a collection of culturally relevant songs. Professor Foster is teaching an honors Southern studies course this semester titled “The Southern Protest Mixtape.” […]

Willa Johnson receives IHL diversity award

February 24, 2017 By KIARA MANNING | The Daily Mississippian Willa Johnson. Photo by DM Photographer Xinyi Song. Ole Miss sociology of religion professor Willa Johnson was one of the many honorees in this year’s diversity awards being recognized for the work they do to bring more inclusion to every type of student on campus. […]

Jodi Skipper Receives Prestigious Whiting Fellowship

February 23, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Jodi Skipper, associate professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies, is one of eight 2017 Whiting Foundation Fellows for public engagement. Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain OXFORD, Miss. – Fresh off winning this year’s Mississippi Humanities Council’s Scholar Award, University of Mississippi professor Jodi Skipper has […]

Jodi Skipper to Receive Mississippi Humanities Council Honor

February 3, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH Jodi Skipper OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi anthropology and Southern studies professor is among five people being honored this month by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Jodi Skipper will receive the Humanities Scholar Award on Feb. 10 during the council’s 2017 Public Humanities Awards program in Jackson. The […]

Center for Inclusion hosts Black History Month programs on campus

JANUARY 24, 2017 BY SHAWNBODA MEAD In partnership with University departments and student organizations as well as the city of Oxford, the Center for Inclusion & Cross-Cultural Engagement is pleased to host several events in recognition of Black History Month! We invite UM faculty, staff & students to join us for the kickoff celebration on Wednesday, February […]

Brian Foster to deliver keynote address at MLK Day of Service

JANUARY 11, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH University of Mississippi students, staff and community partners are spearheading efforts to promote community engagement and encourage healthy lifestyles during 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances. The Lafayette-Oxford-University MLK Day of Service opening ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center. Program participants include […]

Archaeology students reflect on Virginia field school experience

Two of our students, Nikki Mattson and Martha Grace L. Mize, are featured in the latest issue of Virginia Archaeologist, the newsletter of the Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA). Both students were COVA grant recipients, which allowed them to work on research and outreach projects in Virginia. For more, see the COVA newsletter (PDF). Our […]

Jodi Skipper awarded Award of Merit

Congratulations to Jodi Skipper, awarded the Award of Merit to Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc., by the Mississippi Historical Society! The award is presented to individuals or organizations for their outstanding archival, historical, museum or records management work. Dr. Skipper’s award was announced at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society in […]

UM Students Share Hospital Shadowing Experiences

Students followed health care professionals at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi December 2, 2016 By Edwin Smith OXFORD, Miss. – After spending several weeks shadowing area health care professionals, University of Mississippi students interested in similar careers shared highlights of their mentorship experiences this week. The Tuesday (Nov. 29) reception for those enrolled in the fall […]