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Faculty Profile

Robbie Ethridge

Sociology & Anthropology
PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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107 Leavell Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7317
Joined UM: August 12, 1997

Areas of Expertise

  • CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH
  • ETHNOHISTORY
  • NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE SOUTH

Brief Bio

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1996 and took a position at the University of Mississippi the following year. My areas of expertise are historical anthropology and environmental anthropology, with an area focus on the Indians of the Southern United States. I have been interested in American Indians for most of my life, but I did not discover anthropology until my freshman undergraduate year. From that moment, I have been devoted to the study of American Indians and other indigenous people, and especially to the study of their colonial experiences. After receiving my B.S. and M.A. in anthropology, I worked as a field archeologist for many years. It was during this time that I began to understand the full importance of interdisciplinary work, and especially the need to combine archaeology, history, and anthropology in researching and writing histories of the American Indians.

Degrees

BA
Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA/ ATHENS, GEORGIA (1978)
MA
Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA/ATHENS, GEORGIA (1981)
PhD
Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA/ATHENS, GEORGIA (1996)

Awards

College of Liberal Arts Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement Award
2017