Mohamed Mohamed (PhD Candidate in Sociology) has been awarded the Student Paper Prize at the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) annual conference. The winning paper, which is a chapter of Mohamed’s PhD dissertation (co-advisors: John Dale and Lester Kurtz) , was originally presented at the BRISMES annual conference in July 2023.
The Spring 2024 cohort of Next System Fellows is now open for applications, offering a unique path to realizing your ambitions. Creating a new world system is our ultimate goal and the focus of our research.
Fellows from the Youth Research Council (YRC) presented on a paper panel at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) in February of 2023 in Baltimore, MD! YRC's paper, titled "Youth Research Councils: youth-led research and social change", authored by the YRC leadership team, was part of the paper session "Coming of Age: Racism and Young People."
Youth Research Council fellows attended the 2023 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). There, fellows presented a poster detailing the research project YRC has been conducting for the last two years, which asked the research questions:
1. What are the mental health effects of racial and ethnic microagggressions on high school students in Northern Virginia? and
2. How do high school students respond to and resist racial and ethnic microaggressions in school contexts?
The Office of Research Innovation and Economic Impact and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is delighted to announce the results of the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Initiative. The ARIE seed funding emerged as one of the recommendations from the ARIE Task Force’s Research Committee to support research, scholarship and creative activities addressing the myriad issues on the theme of anti-racism and inclusive excellence. Such research, scholarship and creative activities continue to drive our commitment to be a national leader in anti-racism and inclusive excellence.
In November 2022, the Urban Research Hub conducted its first ever photo contest, providing participants a chance to showcase photos of urban spaces near them. Participants submitted photos reflecting urban spaces that were either underused and in need of being revitalized or that had been revitalized and had benefited the community. Entries were judged by members of the Urban Research Hub and prizes distributed among 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winning photos are posted below and can also be found on display at the Center for Social Science Research located in Research Hall, Suite 450-463.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, has selected 21 universities to receive more than $3.7 million for the 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement Funding Opportunity. Selected organizations will research five priority areas, including volunteer management, societal and national understanding of national service, civic infrastructure in communities, and AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Seniors programmatic interests. See the full list of newly funded AmeriCorps research projects.
Mason's Early Identification Program helps guide and mentor a number of local high students, many of whom will be first-generation college students. Meet these students and learn more about EIP. Photos by Sierra Guard/Creative Services