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In the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jim Witte remarks on empathy in NFL response to player's injury

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jim Witte remarks on empathy in NFL response to player's injury

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.

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Silver Receives Funding for Project on First-generation College Seniors from Immigrant Families

Silver Receives Funding for Project on First-generation College Seniors from Immigrant Families

Blake R. Silver, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, received $1,947 from the American College Personnel Association for the project: "Layered Transitions: First-Generation College Seniors from Immigrant Families." With the support of collaborators Tharuna Kalaivanan, Fanni Farago, and Kellie Wilkerson, Mason doctoral students studying sociology, this project will explore the experiences of students who are both children of immigrants and the first in their families to pursue a bachelor’s degree. In-depth interviews will be analyzed to understand the resources FGC students from immigrant families bring to the senior-year transition and how these resources shape strategies for navigating the transition.

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Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations to all CHSS employees who are graduating this week! The satisfaction of achieving an academic goal is rewarding, but did you know that eligible faculty and staff may also be awarded a one-time degree and certification recognition bonus?

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Dr. Jason Smith Publishes Racializing Media Policy with Richard Craig

Dr. Jason Smith Publishes Racializing Media Policy with Richard Craig

Scholars in the Sociology of Race have extensively researched public policy sectors such as housing, taxation, and immigration. However, media policy research has often failed to effectively engage with the critical concept of racialization, driven instead by political and economic perspectives. Racializing Media Policy fills this gap in the sociological, communications, and media studies literatures with its focus on the racialized processes that construct media policy work in the United States.

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