The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is excited to welcome Michelle Dromgold-Sermen. Michelle joined the IIR as Assistant Director in February 2023. In this role, she will support the institute's administration, visioning, mentoring of students, and research.
GAPSA invites you to the 2023 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference! The Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, co-hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate Division. This one-day in-person event showcases Mason’s graduate students’ outstanding scholarly, research, and creative works through posters, oral presentations, and creative, visual, and performing arts that closely mirror professional academic conference practice. It also features the final round of Mason’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.
Please make your students aware that the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Challenge Awards for 2023. These awards acknowledge exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled while making academically challenging choices. Recipients receive a stipend, funded by generous donations from friends of the college, to help with their educational expenses.
This year, Fall for the Book—an independent non-profit literary arts organization based at George Mason University—celebrates their 25th anniversary. As a part of their new format, Fall for the Book has launched their Mini Fest, a one-day festival packed with events from a variety of incredible authors.
Congratulations, CHSS graduates! George Mason University holds its University Commencement on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences holds two Degree Celebrations for our graduating students later that day.
The Center for Humanities Research is now accepting applications for Summer 2023 faculty research grants. Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support humanities-related research. Applications due April 3.
Professional male athletes, particularly in the National Football League, have often been held up as the epitome of toxic male masculinity. This is not without good reason. In the past decade, NFL players have been arrested and convicted in cases of domestic violence, driving under the influence, illegal drug charges, involuntary manslaughter and, in the case of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, even murder.
IIR Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Marissa Kiss, was interviewed by the Associated Press to discuss nepotism in the NFL. In recent decades immigrants have been underrepresented in the NFL. This is changing and hopefully immigrants along with African Americans will be able to bring their talent to the ranks of NFL coaches.
James C. Witte, Professor, Sociology; Director, Institute for Immigration Research, received funding from Americorps for the project: "Immigrants, Athletes, and Civic Engagement." Witte is collaborating with Marissa Kiss, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research, on this project. Witte and Kiss will examine the degree to which immigrant athletes use their visibility, acceptance, and influence to extend the spirit of inclusiveness and equity to all New Americans.