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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


Carolyn Freiwald Gives TEDx Talk

Fifth Annual TEDx Event Set for Feb. 29 FEBRUARY 24, 2020 BY MEREDITH FOSTER The fifth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference is slated for Saturday (Feb. 29) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, bringing together a diverse group of speakers on topics such as politics, race in the South, preventing heart disease, music, community […]

Meyers and Boudreaux receive $500,000 grant to preserve precious artifacts

Two UM Professors Unite to Save UM Archeological Collection NOVEMBER 19, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Hoe found in Coahoma County, Mississippi that is made from stone that came from southern Illinois. The hoe was probably used in agricultural fields of maize between AD 1200-1400. Photo by Tony Boudreaux Two professors in the Department of Sociology […]

Vaughn Grisham selected for Hall of Fame honors

Alumni Association to honor eight at Homecoming for achievement, service July 14, 2019 by Jim Urbanek The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94), of Aberdeen; Donald […]

Southern Studies oral history/queer southern history students with IHP co-founder Josh Burford.

Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Invisible Histories Project-Mississippi

The Invisible Histories Project in partnership with three University of Mississippi institutes, including The Center for the Study of Southern Culture received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant APRIL 29, 2019 In March, Invisible Histories Project (IHP) received a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. IHP included the University of Mississippi on the […]

Sociology Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

OXFORD, Miss. – Annie Cafer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 32 fellows of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program were unveiled today (April 23) by the Carnegie Corp. of New York. Recipients of the so-called “Brainy Award” receive an up-to-$200,000 grant that allows […]

More than 20 recipients honored for outstanding contributions

UM Spotlights Service with Sullivan, Community Engagement Awards

More than 20 recipients honored for outstanding contributions OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty and staff members, a student and several external community organizations were honored Wednesday (April 10) in celebration of their community-engaged research, learning and service work within the LOU community and beyond. The annual Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards and the inaugural Excellence in […]

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 that classroom experience, Ware and Grisham […]

Anne Cafer (left), principal investigator of the Marks Project, conducts research with community members of the Mississippi Delta community.

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 recruiting undergraduate students to assist […]

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 open to all ages, the […]

CEED group photo

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 communities. The McLean Institute welcomes […]