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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Administrator Profile

OLIVER J DINIUS

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CROFT INST FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CROFT INSTITUTE AND CROFT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
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304 CROFT INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1500
Joined UM: 08/17/2004

Areas of Expertise

  • BRAZIL
  • HISTORY, 20TH CENTURY LATIN AMERICA
  • HISTORY, COLD WAR
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • LATIN AMERICA

Brief Bio

Oliver Dinius is Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies with a specialization in modern Latin America. A native of Germany, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2004 and joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi the same year. Dr. Dinius's research focuses on the history of social and economic development, above all in 20th-century Brazil. He has published two books: "Brazil's Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964" (Stanford UP, 2011), and the co-edited volume "Company Towns in the Americas: Landscape, Power, and Working-Class Communities" (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2011). Currently, Dinius is working on a monograph on regional, national, and transnational development initiatives for the Brazilian Amazon. Dinius teaches a wide range of courses on Latin America for both the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History. He has also advised more than twenty Croft senior theses on a wide range of topics.

Degrees

MA
HISTORY
HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (1996)
PHD
HISTORY
HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (2004)

Committee Memberships

Croft Institute For International Studie
UG Application Selection Committee
University Standing Committee