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
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
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
In 2011, Lindsey Peterson, Ph.D. began her career at Mississippi State University (MSU) in the Sociology Department, and the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) quickly became her second home.
The SSRC is “such a wonderful place with great people and… Read the rest
Ms. Anne Buffington will serve as P.I. for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation evaluation project. The institute, located at the University of Mississippi, seeks to engage communities and youth in meaningful dialogue to increase their understanding… Read the rest
Jack Bryan is only a freshman at Mississippi State University (MSU), but he already holds several prestigious honors. Originally from Starkville, Bryan was Valedictorian of Starkville High School in 2013 and is a Presidential Scholar at MSU.
Having worked outside… Read the rest
Dr. Connie Baird-Thomas will conduct the second year evaluation of the Affordable Care Act Implementation Project (ACAIP). The ACAIP, sponsored by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, seeks to address issues related to the role of Mississippi residents in… Read the rest
Beginning as a Communication Assistant in the Media Collaboration Lab (MCL) in 2012, Sydney Hall never anticipated her time at the SSRC would last this long. However, after nearly two years with the Center, Hall continues to expand her skills… Read the rest
Mr. J.J. Keith is currently collaborating with Dr. Angela Robertson on a study of contextual factors associated with safe sex practices among Mississippi Drug Court participants. This study builds on previous work by Dr. Robertson and
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Desta Reff has lived in Minnesota, New York, California, Florida, Boston and Zimbabwe. So, what brings her to Starkville? Reff is the new Mississippi Delta Fellow—a position created by a partnership between Harvard Law School and the Social… Read the rest