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Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi! The 2015-16 academic year promises to be exciting. We are on the 5th floor of Lamar Hall and have great views of the campus! Come see! Whether you are a current (or potential) major or minor, graduate student, faculty member, or someone who is simply curious about the social world (past or present), we’ve got a lot in store for you…

  • We offer fantastic courses taught by dedicated and award-winning faculty. Introductory courses in Sociology and Anthropology provide “maps” of the exciting elements of our disciplines. Upper division and graduate courses provide deeper insights into faculty members’ areas of expertise and help you to develop a dynamic understanding of the social world.
  • We welcome two new faculty members this year. Dr. Tony Boudreaux is Director of the Center for Archaeological Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology. He is an expert in late prehistoric and Contact period Native American societies of the Northeastern United States. Dr. Miguell Centellas is Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Sociology. His focus is comparative politics and political sociology with an emphasis on Bolivia and he will be teaching international studies and sociology courses.
  • Our Department Lecture Series will continue this Fall on selected Fridays, generally, at NOON in Lamar 555 and will feature the current research of our own faculty and invited guests. See our calendar for upcoming dates and titles.
  • We house two important peer-reviewed journals in our Department. Dr. Robbie Ethridge is the North American editor of Ethnohistory, the flagship journal for the American Society for Ethnohistory and Dr. John Green is the editor for Community Development, the official journal of the Community Development Society.
  • The Critical Race Studies Group, a network of interdisciplinary scholars, continues to use academic research on race to create social change in our own institution and surrounding communities.
  • The Center for Population Studies, headed by Dr. John Green, provides exciting opportunities for engaged community research on issues including social inequality and population health.
  • The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is directed by Professor of Sociology, Dr. Albert Nylander. McLean is located on the 3rd floor in Howry Hall. Check out the McLean Institute website for their impressive agenda this year:
  • Field School Opportunities are available for hands-on research in Mississippi, Bolivia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Central America led by Drs. Centellas, Freiwald, Meyers, and Boudreaux.
  • Graduate programs in Sociology and Anthropology. Contact Dr. Robbie Ethridge (, Graduate Coordinator in Anthropology, if you are interested in the MA in Anthropology. Contact Dr. Jeffrey Jackson (, Graduate Coordinator in Sociology, if you are interested in the MA in Sociology.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Contact us at (662) 915-7421 or stop by Lamar 510. Have a great year!


Kirsten Dellinger

Chair, Sociology and Anthropology