Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Lecture: Social Ties, Violence, and Health: Reconstructing a Perfect Storm

Anna Osterholtz Assistant Professor of Anthropology Mississippi State University Part of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology 2018 Spring Lecture Series.


Lecture: “Brief History of the Indians of Mississippi”

Dr. Robbie Ethridge, Professor of Anthropology, will give a lecture, “A Brief History of the Indians of Mississippi,” at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, January 16, 2018.


Lecture: “Global Capital, Violence, and the Making of a Colonial Shatter Zone”

Dr. Robbie Ethridge, Professor of Anthropology, will give a lecture, “Global Capital, Violence, and the Making of a Colonial Shatter Zone,” at The McCarthy Lecture Series, Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Southern Mississippi, February 6, 2018.


Lecture: “Benjamin Hawkins & the Southern Indians”

Dr. Robbie Ethridge, Professor of Anthropology, will present a lecture, “Benjamin Hawkins and the Southern Indians,” at the Landmarks Foundation and the Alabama Department of Archives and History Cultural Crossroads Symposium, Montgomery Alabama, February 9, 2018.


Thesis Proposal Defense: Danielle Buckingham

Danielle Buckingham will hold her Sociology MA thesis proposal presentation and defense on Tuesday, November 28, at 8:30 AM in Lamar 518. The title of Danielle’s project is: “Invisible Labor: A Mixed Method Study of African American Women and Their Emotional Labor in the Academy.” Her committee members are Kirsten Dellinger, Willa Johnson, and Kirk […]


Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: “Who Owns the Past?”

Join us for a discussion of American Indian history, tribal sovereignty, human rights, and the complex history of Native Americans and colonization. Refreshments will be provided. Facilitated by Drs. Maureen Meyers and Robbie Ethridge. Part of 2017 Native American Heritage Month. See flyer for full events schedule.


Film: “Doe Boy”

Drawing on his relationship with his father and the experience of a hunting trip in his youth, writer-director Randy Redroad’s first nature, Doe Boy, tells the personal story of a half-Cherokee hemophiliac’s struggle to measure up to expectations. This drama reflects on questions of family, cultural heritage, and blood identity. Facilitated by Dr. Annette Trefzer. […]


Student Panel: “Telling Our Stories”

Join us as members of the UM community share their stories about Native American culture and heritage. Facilitated by Dr. Davis Henderson. Part of 2017 Native American Heritage Month. See flyer for full events schedule.


Thesis Proposal Defense: Katrina Alford

Katrina Alford will hold her Sociology MA thesis proposal presentation and defense on Friday, November 3 at 10:30 AM in Lamar 518. The title of the project is “Cumulative Disadvantage, Poverty, and the Role of Community Capitals: A Spatial Analysis of Uneven Development in the Multi-State Delta Region.” Her committee members are John Green, Anne Cafer, […]


Thesis Proposal Defense: Ryan Snow

Ryan Snow will hold his Sociology MA thesis proposal presentation and defense on Friday, November 3 at 9:00 AM in Lamar 518. The title of the project is “Deprivation and Capability: A Spatial Conceptualization of Multidimensional Poverty in Mississippi.” His committee members are John Green, Anne Cafer, and Alert Nylander