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IDEAS Forum hosted on Monday

October 17th, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian  The University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts and ISOM Center hosted an IDEAS Forum on Monday evening to speak about the current Queer Mississippi Oral History Project and its potential theatrical adaptation. The Queer Mississippi Oral History Project has over 40 interviews and counting. The […]


Jenny Conlee, of the Grammy-nominated band The Decembrists, will accompany a number of Ole Miss students alongside Sarahfest artist-in-residence Kelly Hogan for an Oct. 29 performance covering music throughout the decades. Photo by Jason Quigley.

Sarahfest 2021 Highlights DIY Arts and Music

Annual festival to host its first artist-in-residence September 28, 2021 by JB Clark This year’s Sarahfest is celebrating the do-it-yourself ethic that has been central to so many queer and feminist communities with its theme of “DIY Style.” The annual festival, hosted by the University of Mississippi‘s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, will feature […]


‘Out in the Grove’ to Celebrate LGBTQ Community

June 12 event to welcome community, provide resources for all June 10, 2021 By JB Clark After a year without an official pride celebration on the University of Mississippi campus and in the larger community, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is bringing the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community to the […]


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Dorothy Allison Focus of April Sarahtalk

UM doctoral candidate Sarah Heying to talk about author’s exploration of sex, shame and intimacy March 30, 2021 by JB Clark Sarah Heying is exploring Dorothy Allison’s work as a leader in the third-wave feminism movement on Thursday (April 1) for the April Sarahtalk, hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies […]


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Isom Center Celebrates 40 Years of Women’s Studies

UM academic, social support center continues leading with yearlong reflection February 18, 2021 by JB Clark This year marks 40 years of women’s advocacy, research and education for the Sarah Isom Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi. The official story of women at Ole Miss goes all the way back […]


UM music students, alumnae and faculty members participate in safe, distanced recording sessions to create the first episode of the ‘yoU Me Music Hour,’ a new podcast series from the Department of Music. Submitted photo

New Podcast Considers Trouser Roles

UM music faculty and students use opera as a lens to think about gender OCTOBER 21, 2020 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS What does music have to do with women’s suffrage, feminism, gender and queer culture? Two University of Mississippi online events this week offer chances to experience music as a way of thinking about some […]


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Isom Center Kicks Off Sixth Sarahfest with Facebook Live Concert

This year’s festival focuses on connecting communities through digital events SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 BY JB CLARK The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is kicking off the sixth annual Sarahfest on Saturday (Oct. 3) with a Facebook Live concert by musician and University of Memphis student Jordan Occasionally. […]


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Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the […]


UM researchers will explore projects involving thunderstorm asthma and how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters, thanks to seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters DECEMBER 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during […]


Professors Jaime Harker and Theresa Starkey in the recording studio

Steering into Dixie

Sarah Isom Center podcast puts new lens on Southern Culture DECEMBER 6, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Rock stars.  Rebellion. Radical spaces. Welcome to the universe of “Swerve South,” a new podcast produced by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. “Swerve South”—a six-part weekly series which debuted on November 27—examines […]