Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


James Thomas to give De Bois Faculty Seminar at UMass Amherst

February 16, 2018 James Thomas, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will present a faculty seminar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on March 1. The lecture, “The Soul of Jews?” is based on his recent work as a Du Bois Visiting Scholar last summer. See the attached flyer for more information.

Historic archaeological collection on loan to Historic New Orleans Collection

February 9, 2018 Robbie Ethridge and Maureen Meyers traveled to New Orleans to transport and help install six Mississippian period (c. A.D. 1400) pots from the Davies site in northwestern Mississippi at the Historic New Orleans Collection. These pots were recovered in the 1920s and donated to the university by Dr. Davies of Walls, MS. […]

Lambda Alpha sponsoring student paper competition

February 9, 2018 Lambda Alpha, the anthropology honors society, is sponsoring National Scholarships, Research Grants, and a 50th Anniversary Founder’s Student Paper Competition. The National Scholarship of $5000 will be awarded to one true senior; one nomination is permitted per chapter. The application requires a letter of nomination, a CV, copies of academic transcripts, two […]

Brian Foster delivered Black History Month keynote address on resilience of black culture; James Thomas won “Lift Every Voice” Award

February 2, 2018 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s opening ceremony for Black History Month included several speakers, riveting performances by the UM Gospel Choir and the presentation of the 2018 Lift Every Voice Awards. Southern studies and sociology professor Brian Foster delivers the keynote address for […]

Brian Foster and Josh Horton (alumn) among seven TEDx U Miss speakers

January 26, 2018 By MICHAEL NEWSOM | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will host its third TEDxUniversity of Mississippi conference Feb. 3 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts with seven speakers to give brief, thought-provoking lectures on the theme of “MomentUM.” This year’s lineup includes faculty members, […]

Robbie Ethridge wins inaugural Liberal Arts Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement award

January 8, 2018 Pictured from left to right: Charles L. Hussey, associate dean of research and graduate education, Robbie Ethridge, Jaime Harker, Emanuele Berti, and Lee M. Cohen, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Photo courtesy of Jan Murray, associate dean and professor of University of Mississippi Department of Art. Congratulations to Dr. Robbie […]

Anthropology graduate student Nikki Mattson instrumental in helping Batesville Mounds Open as Public Education Site

January 5, 2018 By UM News Anthropology graduate student Nikki Mattson worked as a consultant on signage to help explain the significance of the Batesville Mounds site to visitors. Submitted photo. OXFORD, Miss. – The city of Batesville has opened the Batesville Mound Site as a public park, partially thanks to the efforts of Nikki […]

Sociology major, Madeline Cook, among ten UM first-years named 2017 Stamps Scholars

January 2, 2018 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News Stamps freshmen 2017 are, from left: Tyler Yarbrough, Madeline Cook, Robert Wasson, Tori Gallegos, Eleanor Schmid, Matthew Travers, J.R. Riojas, Kennedy Cohn, Harrison McKinnis and Chinwe Udemgba. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation. OXFORD, Miss. – Ten members of the 2017 freshman class at the University […]

Center for Population Studies wins share of $1.8 million Kellogg Grant to help build health care workforce in Mississippi Delta

December 15, 2017 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News John Green (back row, fourth from left) meets with community leaders in Clarksdale for the Problem Solving for Better Health project. Submitted photo by Emma Willoughby. OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi is part of a collaborative partnership […]

Department holds archaeology open house

November 3, 2017 By CHANNING GREEN | Oxford Citizen Participants learned about the native history of Mississippi through various hand-on activities, such as pottery making. The University of Mississippi’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology held their first ever department open house last weekend. October is recognized as Mississippi Archeology Month. Archeology and anthropology departments at […]