Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

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: 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.


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 […]