University of Mississippi

M.A. Alumni Sociology


Caitlin Brooking (M.A.), “How Does Place Affect Access to ‘What Works’?: Empirical and Indigenous Knowledge Usage in Urban and Rural NGO Intervention Design”

Daniela Griffin (M.A.), “Funneled Into Prison:  Race and Behavior Modification at a Mississippi Alternative School”

Natya Jones (M.A.), “Is Your Parenting Style Hindering Your Child’s Chances at Succeeding in their Post-Secondary Education? A Pilot Study of Parent Gender and Parenting Styel Effects on College Student Adjustment”

Kei Mamiya (M.A.), “The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, Graduate Practicum: Creating Safe Environments for Everybody, Growing Understandings of Oppression and Diversity at the University of Mississippi”

Shanda Taylor (M.A.), “Sociological Assessment of the McLean Mentors Youth Program”

Caroline Canarios (M.A.), “Seed to Sale:  Boundary Work in Mississippi Agriculture”
Michael Ferguson (M.A.)
Hugh Jones (M.A.)
Itsuka Takamune (M.A.), “BeautificationPractices Among Asian and Asian American College Students”
Chynna Turner (M.A.), “Internship with the Lafayette County Literacy Council”

Jamiko Deleveaux (M.A.), “Maintaining Community on “Hardship” Island: A Case Study of Demographic Change and Community Agency”

Kristen An Horton (M.A.), “Why Aren’t More Heathens Eco-pagan Vegetarians: The Intersection of Gender, Politics, and Spiritual Environmentalism”

Vanessa Parks (M.A.), “The Social Ecology of Men’s Sexual Self-Efficacy in the Mississippi Delta”

Alice Sacks (M.A.), “An Internship with ‘The Pantry’ in Oxford”

Noah Webb (M.A.), “Improbable Dreams: A Qualitative Case Study of an Elite High School Football Program”


Michael Bradley (M.A.), “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Recovery: An Internship with the UMRC”

Elizabeth Howe-Huist (M.A.), “Single Fathers and Social Support”

Danielle Kerr(M.A.), “Butch, Femme, Dyke, or Lipstick–Aren’t All Lesbians the Same?: An Exploration of the Use of Labels among Lesbians in the U.S. South”

Jamie Nelms (M.A.)

Bobby Moore (M.A.)


Robert Reece (M.A.),“”King of the Hill’s Souphanousiphones, The New Model Minority, and the Subversive Model Minority” ”

Jazmine Walker (M.A.), “”We’re paid to take care of the movement. The Movement ain’t paid to take care of us”: The Promise and Challenges of Workplace Strategies of Black Feminist Organizations”

Juan Thurmond (M.A.), “Language as Microagression: The New Lexicon of American Racism”

Zachary Jarjoura (M.A.), “Campus Activism: An Internship with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy”

Jen Balliet (M.A.), “Gender and Sexuality in Blame Attributions for Intimate Partner Violence”

Kenneth Jones (M.A.), “Will Witness #3 Please Step Forward?: An Internship with the Mississippi Innocence Project”

Tiffiney Grey (M.A.), “Black Women, Cultural Images, and Social Services: Attitudes Toward Seekers of Social Services—the case of a non-profit, philanthropic organization in Jackson, Mississippi”

Thomas Moncrief (M.A.), “Developing a Youth Led Organization in Biloxi, Mississippi”


Jonathan Dial (M.A.), “Running Identities and Interaction Ritual Chains”

Callie Flowers Casteel (M.A.), “Transforming Cafeteria into Classroom: Garden-Based Pedagogy in Foodservice”

Brian Knop (M.A.), “Taking Parties Seriously: Gendered Sexuality and Hook up Culture at Greek Social Events”

Jordan Richard (M.A.), “‘On a good day, you get to kill a whore’: Narrative Misogyny and Female Audience Engagement in ‘Supernatural’”

Joey Brown (M.A.), “Financial Cultural Capital: Cultural Capital in the Context of Higher Education and Federal Student Loans”

Cheryl (Rosie) Nelson (M.A.), “From Student to “Sorority Girl”: Gender, Class, and Presentation of Self in Formal Sorority Recruitment”


Wendy Whitmire (M.A.)

Drew Guyton (M.A.)

Gregory Sims (M.A.), “Hurricane Katrina: Images and Voices of African American Women”

James Andrew Whitaker (M.A.), “Representational Crisis in Psychiatry: Corporate Hegemony and Postmodern Knowledge”


Shane Elliot (M.A.), “Work-Topia:An Analysis of Near Perfect Worker Control in a Product Distribution Facility”

Ben Hutcherson (M.A.),“Moshing and Thrashing and Headbanging (Oh My!):Gender, Genre, and Authenticity in the Extreme Metal Subculture”

Susan Mixson (M.A.)

Wenlu Zhou (M.A.)


Brianne Holden (M.A.)

Maggie Tate (M.A.)
Race-ing and gendering Art Criticism: Politics of Identity in the Reviews of Iorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, and Kara Walker.

Gwen Wages (M.A.)


Monique McClure (M.A.)

Sarah Walsh (M.A.)
“What Everyone Knows About Fellowship Estates: Investigating Perspectives of a Neighborhood Association’s History Through the Lens of the Sociology of Knowledge.”

Jason Reese (M.A.)

Lauren Williams (M.A.)

Lynn Woo (M.A.)


Matthieu Dessier(M.A.)
“The Real Deal:Experiencing Authenticity in the Music of R.L. Burnside”

Reese, Kanin L. (M.A.)
“An Applied Study of Putnam’s Social Capital Theory in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.”

Thomas Chandler (M.A.)

Deidre Phillips (M.A.)


Rachel Catherine Sibley (M.A.)
“Immigration and Social Change:A Case Study of Reverse Social Remittances”

Brook Lynn Briscoe (MSS)

Samantha Lee Baker (MSS)

Jennifer Elizabeth Grogan (MSS)


Will Rote (M.A.)
“Southern Collegiate Rugby: Examining a Masculine Space”


James Wesson Hill (MSS)

Kurt Brummett (M.A., Phi Kappa Phi)


Valeria B. Jones (MSS)

S. Clark Casteel (M.A.)

Leigh Ann Pitts (M.A.)


Michele Smith Katterjohn (M.A.)

David Brewer (MSS)

Marcia Cole (MSS)

Rhonda Thibodeaux Cooper (MSS, Phi Kappa Phi)

Charlet Meredith (MSS)


Kristen Kreskey (MSS)

Jennifer Faye Ballou (MSS)


Elizabeth Caffrey (M.A.)

Wayne Averett (MSS, Phi Kappa Phi)

Mike Quarles (MSS)

Wendy Wang (MSS)

Lynn Gardner (MSS)


Marina Koval (M.A.)
“The New Russia:A Quest for Community Development”

Demetria Hereford (M.A.)

Mary Blank (M.A.)

Yasuko Marakami (M.A.)


Jeannie Douglas-Sevier (M.A.)
“Selected Timing and Demographic Factors in Completed Fertility:An Analysis of 1990 Current Population Survey Data”

Thomas Buchanan (M.A.)

Rhonda Sullivan Hallmark (MSS)


Joel Rosen (M.A.)
“’Your Question or Comment Please’: A Sociological Study of All-Sports Radio”

Emily Susan Coe (M.A.)

Michael Moore (MSS)

Mike Watson (MSS)

Karen Woods (MSS)

Chylynda Whitfield (MSS)

Rebecca Fesmire Smith (MSS)

Charles Edwards Ray (MSS)


Marie Monique Moleon (M.A.)
“Educational Attainment, Knowledge About AIDS, and Attitudes Toward People with AIDS
in a Low Income Area in Urban Haiti”

Albert Nylander (M.A.)
“The Growth of the Furniture Industry in Northeast Mississippi from 1948 to 1994: A Social Structural Analysis”

Patricia Danette Light (M.A.)

Ami Kponvi (M.A.)

Joyce Ann Johnson (MSS)

Beverly Merriweather (MSS)

Leflore, Vivian (MSS)

Gregory David Cain (MSS)

Curtis Andrew Grass (MSS)

Leisa Vonsha Price (MSS)

Jeanette Michele Simoes (MSS)


Grant Earl Dyer (M.A.)
“Scientific Conceptions of the ‘Other’:American Social Science and the Third World 1918-1960”

George Richard Baker (M.A.)

Morristein Holman (MSS)


Kevin McKay (M.A., ’92)
“Deviance, Censorship, and the Mass Media: A Sociological Study of Three American Artists”

Mildred Brown (M.A., ’92)
“A Study of Suicide in Mississippi From 1970 to 1990”

Michelle Hodge (M.A., ’92)
“The Relationship Among Parental Attachment, Control, and Adult Criminal Behavior”

Kevin Campbell (MSS, ’92)

Robert Selby (MSS, ’92)

Meloney Darby (MSS, ’92)

Lisa Cox (MSS, ’92)

Michele Andre Hudson (MSS, ’92)

Lisa Diane Stevens (MSS, ’92)


Chad Jeffrey Hammons (M.A., ’91)
“Generational Politics and Black Mayors in Mississippi”

Michael R. Reese (M.A., ’91)

Mary Susan Rost (M.A., ’91)

Brett James Bonner (M.A., ’91)

Peggy J. Wiltshire (MSS, ’91)


Clifford Paul Holley (M.A., ’90)

Brian Edward Shuey (M.A., ’90)

Deborah Carol West (M.A., ’90)
“From Honky Tonk Angels to Outlaw Women: Images of Women in Country Music, 1944-1988”

Carol Leigh Shepherd (MSS, ’90)

Janet Lyn Overstreet (MSS, ’90)


Carolyn Story (MSS, ‘88)

Billy Guy Brister (MSS, ‘88)

Sarah Jerome Washburn (MSS, ’88)

Jacqueline Magness Mills (MSS, ’87)

Angela Renee Robinson (MSS, ’87)

Brett James Bonner (MSS, ‘87)

Jaden Mullin Wells (MSS, ’87)

Debra Ann Lazarus (MSS, ’86)

Karen Louisa Miller (MSS, ’86)

Sandy Fay Delbridge (MSS, ’86)

Gina Annice Simmons (MSS, ’86)

Leslie Hall Hossfield (MSS, ’86)