Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Summer Field School Information Meeting

Come learn about Anthropology, Sociology, and Classics summer programs this year in Rome, Zambia, Belize, and Starkville, Mississippi, on Thursday, March 1st, Lamar 114. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology maintains regular field schools in Virginia, Bolivia, Zambia, and Starkville, Mississippi.

Anthropology Club Meeting

The Lambda Alpha is holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 14 at 12pm in Lamar 114. This meeting is about electing officers and getting ready for Anthropology Day. Anthropology Day is Thursday, February 15 from 9am-2pm in the lobby of Lamar Hall. We will be giving out candy, water, and prizes. Also we will be […]

Internship Proposal Defense: Levi Crofton

Levi Crafton will be defending his internship proposal, “Broadening International Relationships, Meeting the Needs of International Students: An Internship with the Office of Global Engagement” on Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 4:00 p.m. in Lamar 515.

Film: “Teach Us All”

Produced by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Teach Us All is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the […]

History of the Past Symposium

On the University of Mississippi’s campus, many departments and individuals have long been concerned about the institution’s lingering association with racist traditions. In the wake of the tragic events at Charlottesville last August, this scrutiny has been directed onto the Confederate statues on our campus. The same political fringe groups who propagate a skewed interpretation […]

Lecture: Two Sides of the Same Diaspora: Sites of Slavery and African Diaspora Roots Tourism

Jody Skipper Associate Professor of Anthropology & Southern Studies University of Mississippi Through the Behind the Big House program in Holly Springs, and the Bimbia slave trade site in Cameroon, Skipper explores the challenges and possibilities linked to African diasporic roots tourism in the U.S. and Global Souths. This talk will address what inspires public […]

Lecture: Professional Work in a “Post Racial” Era: Black Professional Workers in the Health Care Industry

Adia Harvey Wingfield Professor of Sociology Washington University, St. Louis The research that is the basis for the talk is a study of how economic and organizational changes to work specifically impact black professionals. One major recent change is that many organizations now state their commitment to and interest in creating a more diverse workforce, […]

Lecture: “These Responsibilities are Coming from God”: A Plea to Halt Jewish Deportations from Wartime France

Willa Johnson Associate Professor of Sociology University of Mississippi Part of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology 2018 Spring Lecture Series.

Lecture: Evangelical Christianity and the Logic of Heterosexuality

Kelsy Burke Assistant Professor of Sociology University of Nebraska, Lincoln Dr. Kelsy Burke’s book, Christians Under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet (2016, UC Press), shows how online dialogue on Christian message boards and blogs both reinforces and reimagines religious rules about gender, marriage, and what counts as sexually normal and good. For […]

Lecture: The Global Citizenship Regime as a Caste System

Ana Velitchkova Croft Assistant Professor of Sociology & International Studies University of Mississippi Part of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology 2018 Spring Lecture Series.