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I work as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. I teach courses on a variety of topics, but most of them cluster around three themes: race, place, and sociological research methods (ethnography, oral history, and participatory mapping). Here are 8 things that I believe about teaching: (1) Give students grace and third chances; (2) Build in flexibility, (3) Scan the readings; (4) Cite Black women; (5) Communicate consistently and reliably; (6) Use "visuals" not "slides"; (7) Retire bullet points; (8) Don't require doctor's notes; (9) Office hours by appointment. 


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