Bridget Hayden, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

I am interested in the experience of cultural contact, economic change and place. My primary research has been on migration issues in both Central America and the United States, with a special attention to how place identity and how migration is understood by both long-time residents and immigrants. Currently I am working on Latin American and Latino migration to Mississippi. I am also beginning to explore an interest in mission trips. I have included students in past research projects and regularly work with students on their own research interests through theses, independent projects, and capstone seminar work.

2012 The Genesis of a New Ethnic Group?: The Meanings of Latino/Hispanic Identity in South Mississippi. In Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century. Shana Walton, ed. pp. 333-352. Jackson, MS:University of Mississippi Press.

2010 Impeach the Traitors: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Nation in Immigration Control Activism in the United States. Social Semiotics 20:2:155-174.

2010 The Hand of God: Capitalism, Inequality and Moral Geographies after Katrina. Anthropological Quarterly 83:1:171-198.

2009 Displacing the Self: A Dialogical Understanding of the Researching Self. Anthropological Theory 9:1:81-101.

2006 Katrina: La ideología y representación de un desastre natural. Revista de Estudios Sociales, 113-114:3-4: San José, Costa Rica.

2006 What's in a Name?: Defining Refugees, Defining Ourselves. Journal of Refugee Studies 19: 471-487.

2003 Salvadorans in Costa Rica: Displaced Lives. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.