SSRC Chronicles: June 2014


Beginning this month, Dr. John Bradford will be working in the SSRC as a visiting scholar. Dr. Bradford received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Tennessee in 2010 and has since become the Coordinator of the Sociology… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Rahel Mathews

Rahel Mathew’s passion for public health is not what led her to Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center, but it is certainly what has kept her here.  Eight years ago Rahel and her husband moved from Boston, Mass.,… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: May 2014


On May 12, Dr. Wes James of the University of Memphis led a research seminar at the SSRC entitled “All Rural Places are not Created Equal: Revisiting the Rural Mortality Penalty.” Dr. James presented an overview of the complexities… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Laura Grandfield

Laura Grandfield has lived in many cities, but she calls Starkville home.  Growing up in a military family, Grandfield’s family moved about every three years. Her father, a colonel in the Marine Corps, was last stationed in London, England,… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Lisa Long

Lisa LongLisa Long has always had a passion for working with children. In the past, Long worked for Save the Children, traveling around the world to support the organization’s programs for young children. She also volunteered with Emerson Preschool’s Farm to… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: March 2014


Dr. Tracy Greever-Rice, Associate Director of the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis at the University of Missouri, and Dr. John Green, Director of the Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi, visited the Social ScienceRead the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Maya McDoom

Maya McDoom’s passion for public health led her to Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center in January.  During her time at the SSRC, McDoom will develop initiatives to promote health and economic development in the Delta.

She began… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: February 2014


Mississippi KIDS COUNT hosted actor and best-selling author Hill Harper on February 18 at the Metro Jackson College Fair. Over 3,700 high school juniors and seniors from across the state attended the event where Harper outlined a “blue print… Read the rest

SSRC Spotlight: Sarah Rutland

Sarah Rutland, a Jackson, Miss., native, knows that her time with the SSRC has benefited her immensely. A senior majoring in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Gender Studies, Rutland feels prepared for a future in health-related research. Her position… Read the rest

SSRC Chronicles: January 2014

New Projects

Dr. John F. Edwards and Dr. Somya Mohanty from the Social Science Research Center and Dr. Patrick Fitzpatrick from the Geosystems Research Institute were awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Coastal Storms… Read the rest

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