Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


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 […]

Sociology Major Receives Barksdale Awards

March 27, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Barksdale Award winners (from left) Elizabeth Taylor and John Chappell are congratulated by Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzales during the Sally McDonell Barksdale Honors College’s annual spring convocation. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications OXFORD, Miss. – With $5,000 awards to support separate creative projects, two students in […]

Sociology & Anthropology Graduate Students Win Awards for Their Thesis Research

March 8, 2017 By KIRSTEN DELLINGER | UM Sociology & Anthropology Chair Brieann Avery 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 […]

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 […]