Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: “Who Owns the Past?”

Join us for a discussion of American Indian history, tribal sovereignty, human rights, and the complex history of Native Americans and colonization. Refreshments will be provided. Facilitated by Drs. Maureen Meyers and Robbie Ethridge. Part of 2017 Native American Heritage Month. See flyer for full events schedule.


Film: “Doe Boy”

Drawing on his relationship with his father and the experience of a hunting trip in his youth, writer-director Randy Redroad’s first nature, Doe Boy, tells the personal story of a half-Cherokee hemophiliac’s struggle to measure up to expectations. This drama reflects on questions of family, cultural heritage, and blood identity. Facilitated by Dr. Annette Trefzer. […]


Student Panel: “Telling Our Stories”

Join us as members of the UM community share their stories about Native American culture and heritage. Facilitated by Dr. Davis Henderson. Part of 2017 Native American Heritage Month. See flyer for full events schedule.


Thesis Proposal Defense: Katrina Alford

Katrina Alford will hold her Sociology MA thesis proposal presentation and defense on Friday, November 3 at 10:30 AM in Lamar 518. The title of the project is “Cumulative Disadvantage, Poverty, and the Role of Community Capitals: A Spatial Analysis of Uneven Development in the Multi-State Delta Region.” Her committee members are John Green, Anne Cafer, […]


Thesis Proposal Defense: Ryan Snow

Ryan Snow will hold his Sociology MA thesis proposal presentation and defense on Friday, November 3 at 9:00 AM in Lamar 518. The title of the project is “Deprivation and Capability: A Spatial Conceptualization of Multidimensional Poverty in Mississippi.” His committee members are John Green, Anne Cafer, and Alert Nylander


Thesis Proposal Defense: Heather Costa-Greger

Heather Costa-Greger will hold her Sociology MA thesis proposal presentation and defense on Friday, November 3 at 2:00 PM in Lamar 555. The title of the project is “Abstinance-Based Education: A Mixed-Method Evaluation of Experiences with and the effectiveness of Sex Education in the Deep South.” Her committee members are Kirsten Delinger, John Green, and […]


Lecture: (Un)Making Place in the Rural Black South

On Wednesday, October 25 at noon in Barnard 105, Dr. Brian Foster will present a Brown Bag lecture entitled “‘That’s for the White Folks’: Race, Culture, and (Un)Making Place in the Rural South.” The talk is hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Dr. Foster is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern […]


An Outrage: A Documentary Film about Lynching in the American South

The documentary, An Outrage, was filmed on-location at six lynching sites, including one in Mississippi. Bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists, and scholars, this unusual historical documentary seeks to educate even as it serves as a hub for action to remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past. The screening of the […]


Twilight Tour: 1850s Student Life & Slavery on Campus

Come and see 150-year-old documents and maps and learn about 1850s campus life. Meet at 6:30 pm by the James Meredith Statue to walk through the 1850s era at the University and learn about enslaved people who lived and worked on campus. Organized by the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, the Department of Sociology […]


Are You Ready Dialogue Series: DACA and “Dreamers” Panel

A panel an DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the so-called “Dreamers” hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement as part of Hispanic Heritage month. Panelists include: Willa Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology