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SOAN Anthropologists at Spring 2024 Conferences

SOAN Anthropologists at Spring 2024 Conferences

SOAN graduate students, faculty, and alumni are at it again! Nearly 20 GMU students and recent alumni attended, and 14 presented, at one of these two conferences, which were scheduled back-to-back in Los Angeles, California this March 2024.

SOAN Afoot at 2024 Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference

SOAN Afoot at 2024 Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference

This year, George Mason University’s Sociology and Anthropology Department hosted a table in the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference bookroom to spread the word about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and our Bioarchaeology program.

Apply now for the Next System Fellowship

Apply now for the Next System Fellowship

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.

Youth Research Council Presents at ESS Conference Headlines

Youth Research Council Presents at ESS Conference

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 Presents at AERA Conference

Youth Research Council Presents at AERA Conference

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?

Announcing the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Awardees

Announcing the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Awardees

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.

CSSR Urban Research Hub Photo Contest Winners Announced

CSSR Urban Research Hub Photo Contest Winners Announced

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.

AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

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.

CSSR Urban Research Hub Photo Contest

CSSR Urban Research Hub Photo Contest

The CSSR Urban Research Hub invites you to showcase your photo of an urban space near you and how it has impacted your neighborhood.