Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Thesis Defense: Katrina Alford

“Cumulative Disadvantage, Poverty, and the Role of Community Capitals: A Spatial Analysis of Uneven Development in the Multi‐State Delta Region” Katrina Alford, MA in Sociology Candidate 2:30 pm in Lamar 518 Friday, April 13, 2018 Committee: John Green (Chair), Anne Cafer, and Albert Nylander


Anthropology Career Luncheon

The Lambda Alpha Anthropological Honor Society and the Anthropology Club will be hosting an anthropology career luncheon that will feature a panel of distinguished professionals who received either a B.A. or M.A. in anthropology. The panel will answer questions regarding how to apply a degree in anthropology. Please join us with any questions you may […]


Community-Based Participatory Research Workshop

The Center for Population Studies and the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement are sponsoring a free workshop on best practices of community engagement and resources available to faculty, staff, and students interested in community-based research. Lunch will be provided. Register by March 26 at https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rBd30jIAHQUEst. The program is part of the University […]


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, […]