Center for Social Science Research Virtual Open House

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT

Center for Social Science Research Virtual Open House


If you were not able to join us for the event on May 18, please view the 2021 CSSR Virtual Open House slide presentation here.


George Mason University’s Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) is committed to publicly engaged social science research that can promote social justice, inform equitable social policy, and foster university-community collaborations.  Housed within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the CSSR builds on a long tradition of social science research for the public good. At its center are thematic research hubs focused on quantitative, qualitative, community-engaged research and program evaluation.

During the virtual open house, we will introduce CSSR initiatives & projects, our research capabilities & newly formed research hubs, and engage dialogue for bridge building for university researchers and community organizations.

Our Priorities:

  • Creatively marshal social science research for problem-solving ends.
  • Strengthen civil society by supporting research initiatives that serve the public, build sustainable communities, and promote dignified lives.
  • Promote interdisciplinary engagements among scholars and practitioners to respond to deep challenges confronting local and global communities.
  • Draw stakeholders beyond the university and equitably engage a diversity of perspectives and expertise to build community capacity through social science knowledge.
  • Support students seeking careers in the social sciences through professional development programming.

Our Research Hubs:

  • Movement Engaged
  • Education & Health 
  • Urban 
  • Global South Collective

To view the 2021 CSSR Virtual Open House slide presentation, click here.

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