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The Summer Institute for Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Research and the Youth Research Council Awarded $50K ARIE Grant

The Summer Institute for Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Research and the Youth Research Council Awarded $50K ARIE Grant

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).

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.

Why the metaverse? Mason Sociology Professor and IIR Director, Jim Witte, joins other thought leaders including Meta VP for the Americas, Nada Stirratt, to discuss the metaverse and its relevance for business and social science.

Why the metaverse? Mason Sociology Professor and IIR Director, Jim Witte, joins other thought leaders including Meta VP for the Americas, Nada Stirratt, to discuss the metaverse and its relevance for business and social science.

As organizations rush to stake their claim in the internet’s new frontier, many questions remain about what the metaverse is and isn’t. George Mason University Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Immigration Research, Jim Witte, joins other thought leaders including Meta VP for the Americas, Nada Stirratt, to discuss the metaverse and its relevance for business and social science.

Dale Receives Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan

Dale Receives Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan

Dr. John Dale received an Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He will be working with his colleague, Nobuhiro Aizawa at Kyushu University from early November 2021 through January 2022. The title of the research project is "Re-Working Japan’s Automated Warehouses: Cobotics, Social Autonomy, and Human Rights."

CSSR Open House Event Faculty Afoot

CSSR Open House Event

Faculty and Students interested in Social Science Research mingle and learn about the capabilities available to them at the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) Open House