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Faculty Profile

James Michael Thomas

Sociology & Anthropology
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
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514 LAMAR HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7421
Joined UM: August 16, 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
  • RACE RELATIONS
  • SOCIAL AND CULTURAL THEORY

Brief Bio

James M. Thomas (JT) is an Associate Professor of Sociology. JT's research centers how race and racism are enacted, both historically and in everyday life. JT makes use of several interpretative methods to reveal how race and racism emerge across socio-political contexts, and how social actors enable and contest race and racism in routine practice. JT is the author of four books, and more than twenty peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and invited essays. JT's last book, Are Racists Crazy? (2016, with Sander L. Gilman) was featured in The New Yorker, Pacific Standard, and Slate Magazine. In addition to his academic writing, JT frequently provides commentary for regional and national publications, including The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed Magazine, and The Jackson Free Press.

Degrees

PHD
SOCIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (2011)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee
First Year Experience Advisory Committee
Ad Hoc Committee

Awards

College of Liberal Arts New Scholar Award
2018