Three KSC-affiliated faculty, Dr. Dae Young Kim (SOAN), Dr. Byunghwan Son (GLOA), and Dr. Young A Jung (MCL), have led a research team, working on the social reactions to K-pop since 2018. In collaboration with UVA's Dr. Yoon Hwa Choi, the team secured funding from 4VA and implemented a large-scale interview project focusing on K-pop fans in the United States.
Forty years ago, economist Bruce Yandle — who is affiliated with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center— used regulatory economics and U.S. alcohol regulation to illustrate why seemingly polar opposites join forces and benefit from the status quo, only in very different ways. This provides a framework for understanding why Washington fails to get anything done to understand the situation on the southern border and immigration policy more broadly.
George Mason University’s $230 million in research funding in fiscal year 2022 was a 7% increase from 2021, putting the university three years ahead of its goal of $225 million by 2025. Mason's research funding in the social sciences was 10th among all universities and seventh among public universities.
The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is accepting applications for a 2024-2025 Graduate Research Assistant position. Current George Mason graduate students can apply on Handshake for Job #8602728 by 2/19/24.
Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University and IIR Faculty Affiliate, is quoted in The Washington Post about "instances of states declining to assist the federal government with immigration enforcement."
Renowned immigration scholars, including Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Professor at the Schar School and IIR Faculty Affiliate, weigh in in response to PolitiFact's question: What branch of government is 'really' responsible for the crisis at the border?
Dr. Justin P. Lowry is Associate Professor of Archaeology at SUNY Plattsburgh. After completing his PhD in Anthropology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in 2013 and before starting a tenure-track position at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2017, Dr. Lowry spent time at George Mason University teaching in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and working as a Research Fellow and later as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR).
Jonathan Schulz is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. In addition to being affiliated with the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), he works with The Center for Study of Public Choice and The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at Mason.
Co-hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate Division, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference highlights the research of Mason’s graduate students across disciplines. The deadline to submit proposals is February 11 at 11:55 p.m.