Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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Grisham Fellows Find UM Family During Visits
Grisham Fellows Find UM Family During Visits
A Grisham fellow from Newton High School helps a resident of the State Veterans Home mix watercolors for his painting project. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services OXFORD, Miss. – As a student at the University of Mississippi, Bruce Ware took Sociology 101 under professor Vaughn Grisham. From ...
Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents
Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents
Recent summer program yielded useful insights for future projects OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years ago, three University of Mississippi faculty members became aware of efforts by several Marks residents to improve living conditions in their community. With a commitment to support these endeavors, the trio began ...
Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak
Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak
UM students to discuss artifacts found at Faulkner’s home at Nov. 10 event NOVEMBER 7, 2018 BY JULES COOK University of Mississippi archaeology students will get a chance to share their field work with the community when they host a Public Archaeology Day on Saturday (Nov. 10) at Rowan Oak. Free and ...
McLean Institute Grant Award Funds Community Engagement
McLean Institute Grant Award Funds Community Engagement
Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts OCTOBER 5, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi ...
"Behind the Big House" program returns for 7th year
“Behind the Big House” program returns for 7th year
April 13, 2018 By CRITICAL RACE STUDIES GROUP Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program returns for its seventh year, April 20 through 22nd, 2018, at the historic Hugh Craft House and adjacent slave quarters and kitchen in Holly Springs, Mississippi. This free event will offer ...
Catarina Passidomo receives Fulbright award to study foodways in Peru
Catarina Passidomo receives Fulbright award to study foodways in Peru
March 22, 2018 By REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi professor Catarina Passidomo is looking forward to traveling to Lima, Peru, to teach and conduct research in 2019 as the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award. While in Lima, the UM Assistant Professor ...
Conference honors 50th anniversary of MLK Poor People’s Campaign
Conference honors 50th anniversary of MLK Poor People’s Campaign
March 22, 2018 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Columns Society members tells about the History and Context plaque at Barnard Observatory. Photo by Kevin Bain/University Communications OXFORD, Miss. – Fifty years ago this April, Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled to lead 28 wagons pulled by mules in a ...
McLean Institute hosts Rural Entrepreneurship Forum April 5-6
McLean Institute hosts Rural Entrepreneurship Forum April 5-6
March 18, 2018 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News The fourth annual Rural Entrepreneurship Forum is set for April 5-6 at the UM Insight Park and the Oxford Conference Center. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications OXFORD, Miss. – The fourth annual Rural Entrepreneurship Forum is set for April 5-6 ...
McLean Institute teams up with Newton Schools for virtual reality project
McLean Institute teams up with Newton Schools for virtual reality project
March 7, 2018 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News Vince Jordan (front left) instructs Newton Municipal School District Superintendent Nola Bryant on how to use a pair of virtual reality goggles as local citizens and students observe. Submitted photo OXFORD, Miss. – The McLean Institute for Public Service and ...
James Thomas to give De Bois Faculty Seminar at UMass Amherst
James Thomas to give De Bois Faculty Seminar at UMass Amherst
February 16, 2018 James Thomas, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will present a faculty seminar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on March 1. The lecture, "The Soul of Jews?" is based on his recent work as a Du Bois Visiting Scholar last summer. See the attached flyer for more information. ...
Department holds archaeology open house
Department holds archaeology open house
November 3, 2017 By CHANNING GREEN | Oxford Citizen Participants learned about the native history of Mississippi through various hand-on activities, such as pottery making. The University of Mississippi’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology held their first ever department open house last weekend. October is recognized as Mississippi Archeology Month. ...
New associate chairs announced
New associate chairs announced
September 22, 2017 Dr. Kate Centellas, Associate Chair of Anthropology Dr. John Sonnett, Associate Chair of Sociology. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology has named Dr. Katherine M. Centellas and Dr. John Sonnett to serve as new Associate Chairs in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Centellas, Associate Professor ...
Biological anthropology students study primate behavior at Memphis Zoo
Biological anthropology students study primate behavior at Memphis Zoo
September 15, 2017 Biological Anthropology students Marissa, Patrick, Ezell, and Harrison observe gorilla behavior as part of Carolyn Freiwald´s bioloigcal anthropology class. Dr. Angela Dassow works with Carolyn Freiwald´s biological anthropology class studying gorilla behavior at the Memphis Zoo. Shown are students Ezell, Harrison, Patrick, and Marissa. Biological anthropology students ...
Archaeology Field School led by Maureen Meyers gets national attention
Archaeology Field School led by Maureen Meyers gets national attention
August 22, 2017 By CHRISTINA STEUBE | UM News UM undergraduate student Ben Davis, American University graduate student Erin Cagney and UM undergrads Conor Foxworth and Emily Warner excavate the burned wall of structure that dates back to the 1300s at the Carter Robinson site in Virginia. Photo by J.C. ...
McLean Institute ELC Program helps students improve communities
McLean Institute ELC Program helps students improve communities
August 7, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly 60 elementary and middle school students in Mississippi have been exposed to entrepreneurial leadership skills this summer, thanks to a traveling program sponsored by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of ...
Brian Foster gave keynote address at University MOST conference
Brian Foster gave keynote address at University MOST conference
July 25, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Participants enjoyed a pep rally presented by Ole Miss Athletics during the 2017 MOST Conference. Staff photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications. Photo by Thomas Graning/UM Communications More than 400 students attended the 2017 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference, a ...
2017 Graduation & Awards Photos
2017 Graduation & Awards Photos
May 26, 2017 By KIRSTEN DELLINGER | UM Sociology & Anthropology Chair Congratulations to all of our 2017 graduating students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology! We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We honored our Bachelor’s and Master’s student ...
Students explore affordable housing issue in Oxford
Students explore affordable housing issue in Oxford
April 4, 2017 By JACKQUELINE KNIRNSCHILD | The Daily Mississippian Less than 2 miles from campus, the Harris Grove Condominiums parking appears empty of cars and residents. Throughout Oxford and Lafayette County, many housing complexes face the same vacancy. Classes across campus have taken on the task of studying the ...
Sociology students present at Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit
Sociology students present at Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit
March 31, 2017 By ANNE CAFER | UM Sociology & Anthropology NORTH CANTON, Ohio. – University of Mississippi student attend the 12th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit and present new research on health and hunger in Mississippi to conference attendees. Rachel Haggard, Sociology MA student, presenting work she is ...
Sociology Major Receives Barksdale Awards
Sociology Major Receives Barksdale Awards
March 27, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Barksdale Award winners (from left) Elizabeth Taylor and John Chappell are congratulated by Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzales during the Sally McDonell Barksdale Honors College’s annual spring convocation. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications OXFORD, Miss. – With $5,000 awards to support separate ...
Brian Foster asks students to ‘mix’ things up
Brian Foster asks students to ‘mix’ things up
February 24, 2017 By BLAKE ALSUP | The Daily Mississippian Brian Foster. Photo by DM Photographer Taylor Cook. Ole Miss Southern studies and sociology professor, Brian Foster, is bringing history to life with a collection of culturally relevant songs. Professor Foster is teaching an honors Southern studies course this semester ...
Willa Johnson receives IHL diversity award
Willa Johnson receives IHL diversity award
February 24, 2017 By KIARA MANNING | The Daily Mississippian Willa Johnson. Photo by DM Photographer Xinyi Song. Ole Miss sociology of religion professor Willa Johnson was one of the many honorees in this year’s diversity awards being recognized for the work they do to bring more inclusion to every ...
Jodi Skipper Receives Prestigious Whiting Fellowship
Jodi Skipper Receives Prestigious Whiting Fellowship
February 23, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Jodi Skipper, associate professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies, is one of eight 2017 Whiting Foundation Fellows for public engagement. Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain OXFORD, Miss. – Fresh off winning this year’s Mississippi Humanities Council’s Scholar Award, University of ...
Jodi Skipper to Receive Mississippi Humanities Council Honor
Jodi Skipper to Receive Mississippi Humanities Council Honor
February 3, 2017 By EDWIN SMITH Jodi Skipper OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi anthropology and Southern studies professor is among five people being honored this month by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Jodi Skipper will receive the Humanities Scholar Award on Feb. 10 during the council’s 2017 Public ...