3rd Annual UM Faculty and Graduate Student Forum on Race and Ethnicity

Monday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Inn at Ole Miss (Ballroom)

*If you would like to join us for breakfast and/or lunch please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 16.

Breakfast (9:30-10 a.m.)

Welcome/Panel 1 (10-11 a.m.)

Moderator: Simone Delerme, McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies & Anthropology

  1. Vanessa Charlot (Assistant Professor of Creative Multimedia, School of Journalism), “Exploring the Delta: Unearthing Black Life, Legacy, and Landscape in the American South through Photography”
  2. Frederick Nettles (MA Candidate, Southern Studies), “Life and Legacy of Ben Williams”
  3. Stephen Fafulas (Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Modern Languages), “Methodological considerations for working with minority language speakers”
  4. Jai Williams (MFA Candidate, Southern Studies), “Daughtersofthe Dust: Sagacity, Spirituality, and Symbolism”
  5. Christine Lee (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Sociology & Anthropology), “Crime and Punishment across borders in China and Mongolia”

Panel 2 (11 a.m.-noon)

    Moderator: Marcos Mendoza, Associate Professor of Anthropology

  1. Mahmuda Sultana (State Data Researcher, Center for Population Studies), “Housing Hardship and Mental Stress among Races During Covid’19 Pandemic: Based on US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey”
  2. Donald R. Guillory (PhD Candidate, History), “Black Oasis in a White Desert: African Americans and the Making of Race and Place in Phoenix, Arizona”
  3. Marc Hunter (JD Candidate, School of Law), “A Critique of Drug Law and an Interpretation of 21 U.S.C § 841”
  4. Cosmo McGee (MA Candidate, Southern Studies), “The Magnolia State of Mind: Mississippi’s journey to changing the meaning of “Mississippi”
  5. Erin Oakes (MSW Candidate, Social Work), “Racial Learning in a Post-2020 Era: How Youth are Making Sense of Race in a Post-George Floyd World”

Lunch (noon-1 p.m.)

Panel 3 (1-2 p.m.)

Moderator: Catarina Passidomo, Southern Foodways Alliance Associate Professor of Southern Studies & Anthropology

  1. Darren Grem (Associate Professor of History and Southern Studies), “Race, Racism, and the Great Depression in American Memory”
  2. Almas Khan (Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law), Black Lives Matter in the Judiciary and the Re-formation of Legal Narratives
  3. Julia Kraus (MA Candidate, Southern Studies), “From Chamoun’s To Cedars: Tracing Lebanese Immigrant Integration Through Cuisine”
  4. Maximilian Conrad (MA Candidate, Southern Studies and Anthropology), “Disappearing Dixie?: The Changing Ethnoscape of the Festa Confederada”
  5. Peter Muvunyi (MFA Candidate, Southern Studies), “Hill Country Harmony”

Keynote Speaker/Closing Remarks (2-3 p.m.)

Earl Wright II (Ph.D., Chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Rhodes College)

“A Well-Dressed Lie and the Naked Truth: How HBCUs Changed Sociology in America.”

Co-Sponsors: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, School of Law, and the Graduate School