Center for Population Studies

University of Mississippi

James Hawkins

James is a senior sociology major/psychology minor with an emphasis in both pre-med and pre-nursing studies. He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and raised in Southaven, Mississippi.

As a result of taking community outreach based classes and working alongside UM sociology professors on research and class projects, James has developed a strong interest in health and healthcare in Mississippi, specifically in the Mississippi Delta. He sees strength and potential in the community ties that exist in the Delta and aspires to be part of efforts to help communities better themselves and build resilience utilizing their own resources “from inside out instead of always outside in.”