University of Mississippi

Current Sociology Graduate Students

Caitlin Brooking

Caitlin Brooking


Laura Bruster 

Research Interests: Gender inequalities, Race, Ethnicity

IMG_3482Caroline Canarios

Research Interests: Migrant Labor Dynamics, Agriculture, Rural Food Security, Rural Sociology


LaTierney Frazier

Research Interests:  Criminology, Social Deviance

IMG_3478Michael Ferguson 

Research Interests: Multiculturalism, Food, Poverty, and Music (Blues)


Daniela Griffin

Daniela A. Griffin 

Research Interests:Deviance, Poverty

Sarah Gayden Harris

Research Interests:  Community-Based Research, Social Problems and Population Health (specifically, preterm birth in the Mississippi Delta region)

Andrew Hoff

Andrew Hoff

Research Interests: News Media, College Athletics

IMG_3486Arthur Hosey Jr. 

Research Interests: Education and Socioeconomics


Hugh Jones

Research Interests: Social Movements, Impacts of Western “Development” Networks, Globalization, Political Sociology
Office: Lamar 511

Natya Jones
Natya K. Jones

Research Interests: Bullying Statistics on Personality Traits

Kei Mamiya
Kei Mamiya

Research Interests: Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Mass Media, Intercultural Communication

IMG_3485Itsuka Takamune

Research Interests: Media, Race
Phone: 662-915-8834


Shanda Taylor
Shanda June Taylor

Research Interests: Gender, Sexualities, Identities

IMG_3487Chynna Turner

Research Interests: Gender inequalities, gender roles
Phone: 662-915-8834

Austin Wheeler
Austin Wheeler

Research Interests: Subcultures, Deviance, Critical Race Theory, Music