Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


Marcos Mendoza interviewed about Patagonian imaginaries for GlacierHub

September 1, 2017 Dr. Marcos Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was interviewed by William Julian from GlacierHub about his recent co-authored article in the Journal of Latin American Geography. During the interview, Mendoza discusses regional history, green development, and the global imagination of Patagonia. GlacierHub is a website dedicated to contemporary research about glaciers and […]

James Thomas invited to contribute to Contexts’ Charlottesville symposium

September 1, 2017 Dr. James M. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Sociology, was invited to contribute an essay to a “Part Two” of Charlottesville Symposium published online by Contexts, a quarterly general-audience magazine published by the American Sociological Association. The symposium includes essays by top scholars in the field, including Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Joe Feagin, and others. […]

Archaeology Field School led by Maureen Meyers gets national attention

August 22, 2017 By CHRISTINA STEUBE | UM News UM undergraduate student Ben Davis, American University graduate student Erin Cagney and UM undergrads Conor Foxworth and Emily Warner excavate the burned wall of structure that dates back to the 1300s at the Carter Robinson site in Virginia. Photo by J.C. Burns OXFORD, Miss. – University […]

McLean Institute ELC Program helps students improve communities

August 7, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly 60 elementary and middle school students in Mississippi have been exposed to entrepreneurial leadership skills this summer, thanks to a traveling program sponsored by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi. Charleston middle school students […]

Brian Foster gave keynote address at University MOST conference

July 25, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Participants enjoyed a pep rally presented by Ole Miss Athletics during the 2017 MOST Conference. Staff photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications. Photo by Thomas Graning/UM Communications More than 400 students attended the 2017 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference, a three-day annual event that offers […]

2017 Graduation & Awards Photos

May 26, 2017 By KIRSTEN DELLINGER | UM Sociology & Anthropology Chair Congratulations to all of our 2017 graduating students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology! We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We honored our Bachelor’s and Master’s student graduates and award winners at […]

Center for Population Studies Releases the Mississippi Health and Hunger Atlas, 2017

May 17, 2017 By ANNE CAFER | UM Sociology & Anthropology The University of Mississippi (UM) Center for Population Studies (CPS), an affiliate of UM Department of Sociology and Anthropology, released the 2017 Mississippi Health and Hunger Atlas on May 20, 2017. The MS Health and Hunger Atlas, modeled after the Missouri Hunger Atlas, is […]

Honors Anthropology student creates historical heritage website for Lee County, Virginia

April 4, 2017 By MAUREEN MEYERS | UM Sociology & Anthropology Martha Grace Mize, an honors student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, recently completed and successfully defended her honors thesis entitled “History and Heritage Made Accessible: the Lee County, Virginia Story.” As part of this thesis, she wrote […]

Students explore affordable housing issue in Oxford

April 4, 2017 By JACKQUELINE KNIRNSCHILD | The Daily Mississippian Less than 2 miles from campus, the Harris Grove Condominiums parking appears empty of cars and residents. Throughout Oxford and Lafayette County, many housing complexes face the same vacancy. Classes across campus have taken on the task of studying the issues of affordable housing and […]

Sociology students present at Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit

March 31, 2017 By ANNE CAFER | UM Sociology & Anthropology NORTH CANTON, Ohio. – University of Mississippi student attend the 12th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit and present new research on health and hunger in Mississippi to conference attendees. Rachel Haggard, Sociology MA student, presenting work she is doing on the Mississippi Health […]