Jeffery W. Keller, a part of the leadership team for the Youth Research Council and a history teacher at John Handley High School in Winchester, was named the 2024 Virginia Teacher of the Year this evening during a livestreamed announcement by Governor Glenn Youngkin at the Patrick Henry Building on Capitol Square. Keller was selected last month as one of the commonwealth’s eight regional teachers of the year and is now Virginia’s nominee for 2024 National Teacher of the Year.
Congratulations to Dr. Roberta Spalter-Roth, faculty affiliate with the Institute for Immigration Research and Center for Social Science Research, for being named winner of the 2023 Stuart A. Rice Merit Award for Career Achievement from the District of Columbia Sociological Society (DCSS).
Food insecurity is something that Drew Bonner, a second-year sociology PhD student at George Mason University, experienced before he knew what to call it. Bonner’s interest in understanding food access was piqued during his AP human geography class in his junior year of high school, when the class studied food deserts, areas where access to affordable and high quality fresh food is limited.
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.
The Center for Social Science Research is pleased to announce that two of our partner-based initiatives, The Summer Institute in Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Research https://cssr.gmu.edu/initiatives/revolutionizing-research-for-social-change-workshop
and the Youth Research Council https://cssr.gmu.edu/initiatives/yrc
have been awarded a $50,000 seed grant from Mason’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force for 2023. The Summer Institute and Youth Research Council were launched in the 2021-2022 academic year by co-directors Meagan Call-Cummings (CEHD), Amy Best (CHSS) and Khaseem Davis (Executive Director of the Early Identification Program). The PI for the ARIE grant is Meagan Call-Cummings. The Leadership Team for the Summer Institute is Meagan Call-Cummings, Amy Best, Khaseem Davis, Sharell Hassell-Goodman, Rob Graham with graduate student J. Orisha (Sociology).
As Amazon changes the face of capitalist business, it is also changing global culture in multiple ways. This book brings together some of the most important analyses of Amazon’s pioneering business practices and how they intersect with and affect the components of everyday culture.