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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi

Anthropology Faculty

Permanent Faculty | Adjunct Instructors | Professors Emeriti

Permanent Faculty

Katherine M. Centellas

Associate Chair, Anthropology
Croft Associate Professor of Anthropology & International Studies
PhD, University of Chicago
Cultural: Science & Technology, Medical Anthropology, Latin America
Lamar Hall 561  |  662-915-7129
kmcentel@olemiss.edu

Simone Delerme

Simone Delerme

McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies & Associate Professor of Anthropology
PhD, Rutgers University
Cultural: Latin American Migration, Critical Race Theory, Language & Identity, Inequality
Lamar Hall 523  |  662-915-7797
sdelerme@olemiss.edu

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Krista Eschbach

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
PhD, Arizona State University
Archaeology: Comparative Latin American Research, Ceramic Technology, Quantitative Methods, Ethnohistory
Lamar Hall 552   |   662-915-7421
kleschba@olemiss.edu

Carolyn Freiwald

Carolyn Freiwald

Associate Professor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bioarchaeology: Mesoamerica and the Maya, Osteology, Archaeological Chemistry
Lamar Hall 544  |  662-915-7421
crfreiwa@olemiss.edu

Kristin Hickman

Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Studies
PhD, University of Chicago
Lamar Hall 551  |  662-915-7421
kghickma@olemiss.edu

 

Christine Lee

Christine Lee

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
PhD, Arizona State University
Biological: Bioarchaeology, Dental Anthropology, Paleopathology. Ethnic and Gender Identity, Central/East Asia and Egypt.
Lamar Hall 543  |  662-915-5733
clee19@olemiss.edu

Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis

Croft Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Studies
PhD, University of Chicago
Linguistics: Linguistic and semiotic anthropology, Economic anthropology, Anthropology of value
Lamar Hall 551  |  662-915-7421
pclewis@olemiss.edu

Bridget Martin

Bridget Martin

Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Korean Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley (Geography)
Korea, urbanism, militarism, land dispossession, geopolitics

Marcos Mendoza

Marcos Mendoza

Associate Professor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Chicago
Cultural: Economic & Political Anthropology, Environment, Latin America
Lamar Hall 547  |  662-915-7343
mendoza@olemiss.edu

Matthew Murray

Matthew L. Murray

Instructional Professor of Anthropology
PhD, Harvard University
Archaeology: Ancient Celts, Death & Burial, Landscape, Resource Management
Lamar Hall 553  |  662-915-3995
mlmurray@olemiss.edu

Catarina Passidomo

Catarina Passidomo

Southern Foodways Alliance Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies
PhD, University of Georgia
Cultural: Food, Human-Environment Interactions, Race, Urban Geography
Lamar Hall 552  |  662-915-3427
passidomo@olemiss.edu

Jodi Skipper

Associate Professor of Anthropology & Southern Studies
PhD, University of Texas
Historical Archaeology: Cultural Resource Management, Museum Studies, African Diaspora
Lamar Hall 522  |  662-915-3468
jskippe1@olemiss.edu

Adjunct Instructors

Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology & Anthropology
MA, University of Virginia
Lamar Hall 511  |  662-915-7421
smbarretta@olemiss.edu

Royce Kurtz

Royce Kurtz

AICPA Research & Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor
Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Iowa
Ethnohistory, History of Anthropology, North American Indians
J. D. Williams Library 106  |  662-915-7985
ulkurtz@olemiss.edu

Professors Emeriti

Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
PhD, Southern Illinois University
Lamar Hall 507  |  662-915-7421
sajay@olemiss.edu

Robert Thorne

Edward Sisson

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology & Art History
PhD, Harvard University
Lamar Hall 549  |  662-915-7421
sasisson@olemiss.edu

Robert Thorne

Robert Thorne

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
PhD, University of Missouri
Lamar Hall 510  |  662-915-7421