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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

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 539  |  662-915-6544
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

 

Bridget Martin

Bridget Martin

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

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

Nora Sylvander

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Studies
PhD, Ohio State University
Lamar Hall 560  |  662-915-7297
ntsylvan@olemiss.edu

Adjunct Instructors

Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta

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

Grigory Gorbun

Grigory Gorbun

Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology 
MA, Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Linguistic Anthropology, Law, Legal Profession
Lamar Hall 521  |  662-915-6533
ggorbun@olemis.edu

Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis

Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
Linguistics: Linguistic and semiotic anthropology, Economic anthropology, Anthropology of value
Lamar Hall  |  662-915-7421
pclewis@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