Visiting Scholars Program sending MSU sociologist to Poland
Mississippi State sociology Associate Professor Rachel Allison, pictured at the bleachers at MSU’s soccer field, is a 2023 Visiting Scholar at the University of Gdańsk in Poland this summer, sharing her research on women’s soccer fans with scholars from across the globe. (Photo by Megan Bean).
May 25, 2023
MSU’s Knowles provides insight, expertise for national social work licensing exams
A faculty member in Mississippi State’s Department of Sociology is addressing social work challenges as part of a task force charged with providing expertise and analysis for the field’s newest iteration of national licensing examinations.
May 23, 2023
MSU's Sociology Department Shines at Social Work Conference
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May 8, 2023
Undergraduate Student Makayla Smith receives an SFUEO award
Makayla Smith, a Sociology undergraduate and BRIDGES Scholar at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) working on FishFirst! Zambia, has received an SFUEO Award in the amount of $1,000. SFUEO is the College of Arts and Sciences Student First Undergraduate Excellence Opportunity which supports undergraduate students pursuing internships, co-ops, field work, external research projects, or study abroad. Dr. Melanie Loehwig, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, wrote to Makayla, "We are very proud of the excellent work you are doing, and all of us in the Dean’s office hope that this award will help you achieve your goals for your proposed project." The MSU Division of Access, Diversity and Inclusion and MSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) provide undergraduate research opportunities to underrepresented students through the BRIDGES Undergraduate Research Program. On April 13th, Makayla presented a FishFirst! Zambia poster at the MSU Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Makayla is also a TRiO Scholar within the Office of Academic Access and Support and member of MSU NAACP within the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center (HCDC). Keep up the great work, Makayla! Click here for information about Makayla Smith.
May 5, 2023
Eight Sociology graduate students present at SSS
Presentations included: David Ademule, "Cartoon Crime Fighting Groups: Gender, Accuracy, and Motive" Gbenga Idowu Elufisan, "Intersections Between Race, Gender, and Inheritance: The Experience of Black Farmers in Mississippi" Lisa R. Gooden-Hunley, “Narrating Intersectional Oppression: A Critical Memoir on Being Hired to a Token Staff Position” Kaitlyn Paige Hall, "The Need for Broadband Among the Aging and Disabled in Mississippi" Courtney Heath, "“The Devil is Everywhere…”: Congregant Responses to the Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocking the Southern Baptist Convention" Ashley Sherifa Melcherts, "Insider/Outsider: Black Surinamese Dutch Women in Predominantly White Educational Institutions. Megan Yvonne Phillips, "Challenging Heteronormativity by Rejecting Parenthood" Bria Young, "A Negro Fetch: Framing the Jim Crow Gothic in Contemporary Identity Formation in the US South"
April 10, 2023
Dr. Braden Leap recipient of A&S Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Award
March 31, 2023
Dr. Rachel Allison Featured Faculty Coach of the Baseball Game
MSU vs. Vanderbilt
March 29, 2023
Social Work NASW Annual Conference
Social Work students and faculty attended the annual NASW conference in Jackson MS
March 29, 2023
Cistrunk named president of Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare
Dr. Kenya Cistrunk has been named president of the Mississippi Conference on Social Workers. An article regarding her appointment is located here.
February 20, 2023