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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi


University Partners | Community Organizations

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology partners with several university centers and institutions, as well as local community organizations. Click on the links below to see additional information.

University Partners

African American Studies

African American Studies

Director: Charles K. Cross
The African American studies program offers interdisciplinary programs that focus on the African American experience in the United States, especially in Mississippi and the South. It encourages students and faculty to examine the black experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus favorable to such studies, and to undertake a program of research and service.
Joint appointment: Kirk Johnson
Affiliated faculty: Jeff Jackson, Jodi Skipper
Longstreet Hall 312  |  662-915-5977

Southern Studies

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Director: Ted M. Ownby
The Center for the Study of Southern Culture offers a minor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Southern studies.
Joint appointments: Simone Delerme, Catarina Passidomo, Jodi Skipper, Brian Foster
Affiliated faculty: Robbie Ethridge, Jeff Jackson, Kirk Johnson
Barnard Observatory  |  662-915-5993


Croft Institute for International Studies

Director: Oliver J. Dinius
The Croft Institute for International Studies offers a minor and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in international studies.
Joint appointments: Kate Centellas, Miguel Centellas, Ana Velitchkova
Affiliated faculty: Marcos Mendoza, Jeff Jackson, Minjoo Oh
Croft Building 304  |  662-915-1500


Sara Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies

Director: Jamie Lynn Harker
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies educates about issues of gender and sexuality, promotes interdisciplinary research and intersectional analysis related to gender and sexuality, and advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion to empower our students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.
Affiliated faculty: Kate Centellas, Kirsten Dellinger, Willa Johnson, Elise Lake, Amy McDowell
Lyceum 002  |  662-915-5916


William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

Director: William F. Winter
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation works in communities and classrooms, in Mississippi and beyond, to support a movement of racial equity and wholeness as a pathway to ending and transcending all division and discrimination based on difference.
Affiliated faculty: Kirsten Dellinger, John Green, Jeff Jackson, Willa Johnson, James Thomas
Lamar Hall Suite A | 662-915-6734