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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi


Brian Foster, UM assistant professor of sociology and Southern studies delivers the keynote speech at the 2019 spring convocation for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Foster, the university’s honoree for Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year, is slated to give the program’s annual lecture virtually on March 8. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Brian Foster Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Sociology and Southern studies professor enjoys designing courses to challenge and engage students DECEMBER 15, 2020 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Brian Foster is enjoying quite a successful conclusion to a wild ride of a year: the University of North Carolina Press published his book, he learned he would be co-editor of a prestigious sociology journal and […]

UM Researchers Part of Team Studying Louisiana Fishing Communities

Project explores how ecological and socioeconomic changes affect coastal region’s people, economy DECEMBER 8, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART A pair of University of Mississippi researchers are members of a multiuniversity project exploring the effects of freshwater inputs into coastal Louisiana salt marsh ecosystems and the resulting impacts on the recreational fishing industry. Vanessa Parks and […]

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Center for Population Studies and Partners Host Hunger Summit

Summit helps nonprofits respond to COVID-19 and food insecurity in Mississippi DECEMBER 1, 2020 BY ELIZABETH SWEENEY The University of Mississippi‘s Center for Population Studies has partnered with two regional community organizations to launch the 2020 Hunger Summit, which provides a venue for community organizations and their partners to share information and support during the […]

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Support the Sociology of Human Rights at the University of Mississippi

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 BY THE OLE MISS FUND STAFF For almost a decade, Mark Frezzo taught University of Mississippi students something he cared about deeply: social justice and the sociology of human rights. With your help, the Mark V. Frezzo Human Rights and Social Justice Scholarship will honor his memory and continue his legacy of […]

Sociology courses for spring – click for a full list

Soc spring classes 2021

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Anth spring classes 2021

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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 […]