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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke to Deliver Women’s History Month Keynote

Address set for March 20 in Fulton Chapel MARCH 15, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Activist Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, is the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month at the University of Mississippi March 20. Burke’s address begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. Tickets, […]


UM Observes Women’s History Month

Scheduled events examine contributions and influence of women FEBRUARY 28, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A symposium, town hall meeting, panel discussions and lectures are among the events scheduled as the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies observes Women’s History Month in March at the University of Mississippi. The month begins with the 43rd Porter […]


Three Professors Honored with Research and Creative Achievement Awards

College of Liberal Arts honors faculty members with inaugural distinction JANUARY 8, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has presented its first-ever Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Awards to three outstanding faculty scholars. The new award, which will be given annually to tenured liberal arts faculty members, recognizes “sustained […]


UM geological engineering faculty members Bob Holt, Dennis Powers and Doug Granger visit the Clinton P. Anderson overlook outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, with students during the ‘Geological Engineering Design Field Camp’ course offered through UM’s Study USA program in August. During Wintersession 2018, students will again have opportunities to travel with UM faculty members as they study biology, education, English, gender studies, hospitality management, philosophy, political science and more. Submitted photo

UM Students, Faculty Take Learning on the Road

Study USA program gearing up for hands-on Wintersession courses in four exciting locales OCTOBER 18, 2017 BY PAM STARLING Whether students are capturing biological field samples in nature or capturing the essence of a culture, the eye-opening experience of experiential learning will be on full display through the University of Mississippi’s Study USA Wintersession 2018 […]


UM Visiting Professor Receives Summer Scholar Award to Vassar

Jaime Cantrell will spend three weeks studying poet Elizabeth Bishop JUNE 15, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi English professor is the recipient of a prestigious scholarship award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jaime Cantrell, visiting assistant professor of English and faculty affiliate at the university’s Sarah Isom Center for Women’s […]


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UM Lecture Series to Examine ‘The Radical South’

Presenters to challenge conventional notions of the region throughout April APRIL 3, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and Center for the Study of Southern Culture are co-sponsoring a series of lectures, discussions and presentations in April examining “The Radical South – Expanding Southern History and Identity.” The series challenges […]


Isom Center Hosts 17th Student Gender Conference

MARCH 28, 2017  |  By BRIANA FLOREZ for The Daily Mississippian University of Mississippi students and faculty, visiting college students and two keynote speakers will speak about gender and sexuality issues this weekend at the 17th annual Student Gender Conference. The theme of this year’s conference, hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender […]


Second Annual Sarahfest Kicks Off Sept. 25

Festival to feature indie musician Jessica Lea Mayfield and artist Claudia DeMonte September 16, 2016 | By Christina Steube at the University of Mississippi will showcase live music, film, art installations and more at its second annual Sarahfest arts and music festival, which runs Sept. 25-29. Headliners include acclaimed indie musician Jessica Lea Mayfield and […]


Jaime Harker

Isom Center Director Announcement

June 7, 2016 Jaime Harker, professor of English, will become the next director of The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies on August 1. Harker, who holds a PhD in English from Temple University, teaches American literature, gay and lesbian literature, and gender studies. She has published essays on Japanese translation, popular women writers of the […]


Director Search for the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

The University of Mississippi invites applications for the position of Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. The Isom Center is the home of the minor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies and supports gender-related programming and outreach on campus. This is a twelve-month position. The Director […]